Griffin Steele has worked hard building his scandalous
reputation and burying his past. He has become a notorious
scoundrel, so it's quite a surprise when a baby is left on
his doorstep. Just as surprising is the spinster nursemaid
sent to take care of the infant.
Justine Brightmore is a spy's daughter, and she's determined
to protect the baby when his suspected parentage makes him a
target for danger. She thought this would be the hardest
part of her job, but when she must marry Griffin Steele to
protect her reputation, she finds protecting her heart is
much more difficult than protecting her infant charge.
Vanessa Kelly has written a charming and sensual sequel to
her Renegade Royals series. Readers will enjoy
learning more about the mysterious Griffin Steele, who is a
witty and fun secondary character in Kelly's first book.
Griffin is proof that people are more than what they may
seem to be at first glance. The many layers that make
Griffin are intriguing, and readers won't be able to put
CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM down until they have
discovered all of Griffin's past secrets. Justine is the
perfect match for Griffin. She is an independent woman who
isn't used to being taken care of, and won't let any man
bully her. Still, she enjoys Griffin's attentions and will
loyally stand by his side through thick and thin. The
members of Griffin's household are excellent secondary
characters and through them another layer of Griffin's past
The dark secrets surrounding the baby are compelling and
keep the book moving at an enjoyable pace. Events leading up
to the climax are unexpected even if the climax is a bit
CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM by Vanessa Kelly has just
enough sensual tension between Justine and Griffin without
overwhelming the story. Kelly has written a wonderful and
mystery-filled story with all the elements romance fans
They are the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal
Princes, each finding his rightful place in society--and the
woman destined to be his perfect match. . .
Some men are
born into scandal. Others pursue it with a passion. Griffin
Steele, secret son of the Duke of Cumberland, is guilty on
both counts. Yet somehow London's most notorious scoundrel
has been saddled with an abandoned baby boy--and with the
unflappable, intriguing spinster summoned to nurse him. . .
Justine Brightmore may be a viscount's niece, but she's also
a spy's daughter, determined to safeguard the infant when
his suspected royal parentage makes him a target. Yet how to
protect herself from the rakish Griffin? Marriage might
shield her reputation, but it can only imperil her heart,
especially with a groom intent on delicious seduction. . .