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The Gentleman's Scandalous Bride

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Kit and Rose's story - seventh in The Chase Brides series!

England, 1677

The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband—a marquess perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she's decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose heads off to Charles II's court to find love...

And runs smack dab into Christopher "Kit" Martyn, the one man who could ruin all her plans. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect—and he's the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the love he knows they're destined to share?

Series Info

The Chase Brides

The Marquess of Cainewood and his siblings are eminent members of King Charles II’s merry English court. But Jason, Colin, Kendra, and Ford are also family—which means they’re loud, argumentative, and always meddling in each other’s lives. As the four Chases find their own happily ever afters, they help and hinder one another through the ups and downs of first loves that just might last forever…

The Earl's Unsuitable BrideThe Marquess's Scottish BrideThe Laird's Fairytale BrideThe Duke's Reluctant BrideThe Viscount's Wallflower BrideThe Baron's Inconvenient BrideThe Gentleman's Scandalous Bride

Book Info

  • A full-length novel
  • PG-rated content: Kisses only, no love scenes! If you prefer steamy books, Rose is a steamy version of this book.


  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Finalist for the 2004 More Than Magic Award!
  • Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance!

Quotes from Reviewers

This wonderful conclusion to the Flower series is as charming and engaging as Royal's other romances. She portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub

Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves. —Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today

Bringing her Ashcroft sisters series to a delightful close, Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II. —John Charles, Booklist (American Library Association)

…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read. —Lea Moyer, Romance and Friends

A fun, romantic stroll…exemplary details of the period, interesting and unusual habits among the elite, and a tempting romance to heat up the pages. —Cheré Coen, The Bakersfield Californian

Rose is a charming book…you will find yourself giggling, worrying and laughing out loud.AOL Romance Fiction Forum

If you enjoy reading historicals about kings and castles and noblemen, this book is a must for your reading list. —Sherri Myers, RomanceJunkies.com

…a fun, educational and spirited romp into another time. —Deb Moores, HistoricalRomanceWriters.com

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