SURRENDER TO A DEVIL
All books in this series are stand alone stories, but are best enjoyed in order.
Once he believed in love. He will not make that mistake again.
Forrest Howarth is a widower who loves only his daughter and his cousins. What he will never love again is a woman. His difficult marriage had given him his beloved Ella, and a resentful wife who ensured he’d never step into matrimony again. When he joins his cousins in Alexius, and uses his knowledge to protect the Monarch, Forrest knows he must find someone he trusts to care for his daughter. Miss Ruby Knight seems just that person.
The sweet and responsible young Miss Knight seems perfect. But the first problem arose when he saw her in her night dress, which arouses more than his interest, and the second when he realizes she is not what she seems. Ruby was up to something; he just hadn’t worked out what. She appears all that is meek and mild dressed in her drab clothes, and yet Forrest sees the fire in her eyes when he challenges her. The mystery only deepens when he discovers her furtively leaving the house at night.
No one has ever muddled his thoughts like his daughter’s nanny, so when he gives in to the inevitable and kisses her, Forrest realizes there is no going back.
She will do what it takes to keep her brother alive. Even betraying the man she loves.
Ruby knows what she must do. Her brother’s life depends on her getting the information those who hold him seek from inside the Deville Brothers household. But what she hadn’t planned on was a sweet little girl, and her cold, aloof father.
She cannot allow her heart to beat faster when Forrest Howarth is near, nor soften when his usually emotionless expression changes at seeing Ella. She certainly cannot allow herself to fall for his child, and yet how can she stop it from happening when she must see them each day? Forrest is a dangerous enigma, and Ruby is drawn to him despite every instinct warning her away.
Too late, she realizes what is in heart, but Ruby cannot act upon it. Sacrificing her brother for the love of Forrest and Ella is not something she can contemplate. So instead, she’ll sacrifice her chance of true love.
Each is prepared to give their life to protect their loved ones. And Forrest quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to secure Ruby’s heart.