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Suddenly a St. Clair (The St. Clairs #5) by Alexa Aston. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Will a marriage of convenience blossom into one filled with love?

Read Book 5 in the bestselling "The St. Clairs" series for free with Kindle Unlimited!

At age eighteen, Hudson St. Clair learns he’s the Duke of Everton’s bastard. Though never clamed by his father, the new duke, Hudson’s half-brother, accepts Hudson into the family, gifting him with a university education and teaching him about the myriad of businesses controlled by the St. Clair family. His grandmother, Cor, guides Hudson in how to become a gentleman and molds his character, making him a man to be reckoned with. Upon Cor’s death, her wealth and estate will go to him—provided Hudson weds within sixty days after the reading of her will.

Lady Mia Sloane is an inventor, caring for her feeble-minded father on their crumbling country estate. Upon his death, Mia is swept away to London by her pushy but loving aunt, who tries to turn Mia into a woman she’s not. Attending society events at night, Mia spends her days working on her devices, especially the new steam engine she’s sold to Hudson St. Clair and his family.

When Mr. St. Clair proposes a marriage of convenience in order to allow Mia to continue working on her prototypes, she leaps at the offer, despite never having desired a husband or children. The only thing troubling her is her new husband tells her she’s not expected to share his bed—the very thing Mia has become most interested in doing since their experiments in kissing have awakened something within her that only Hudson St. Clair can fill.

Can two misfits rejected by society come together and grow stronger through the lasting bond of love?

Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s final book of The St. Clairs, Defending the Duke.


Hudson and his twin sister were brought up by a very hard working single mum.  After she died they found out about the rest of their family.  Luckily for them it's a loving family that believes in sticking together and looking after each other. Ten years on and his life has changed dramatically.
Lady Mia Sloane is an inventor.  She's worked alongside her father most of her life,  unfortunately the last few years his mind has been wandering.  Hopefully the man who is coming to look at the invention that's ready for sale won't notice. 
Our hero is a hard working man who is used to strong,  independent women.  The intelligence of  Lady Mia attracts him.  Our heroine is old enough to live independently but agrees to accept the help of her Aunt and Uncle when tragedy strikes. 
A fun and very romantic story for this last sibling in a great family.  You don't need to have read the other stories to enjoy this but it does contain spoilers if you haven't. 
I have loved each one.


Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood. 

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