The Duke Conspiracy by Wendy May Andrews
Anything is possible with a spying debutante, a duke, and a conspiracy. Miss Rosamund Smythe is finding the Marriage Mart a dead bore. She’d much rather continue working for her father as a spy than endure another minute of the Season. But things take an interesting turn when she overhears details of a plot against her childhood friend and first love. A family feud drove them apart years ago, but he still holds a special place in her heart, and she won’t let anyone hurt him—not now, not ever. Alexander Milton, the new Duke of Wrentham, has always longed for a simple life. His tumultuous childhood taught him to appreciate peace and quiet above all else. Rose is the antithesis of everything he wants in a proper wife, but her beauty, intelligence, and loyalty call to him. And spending time with her to unravel the plot against him makes him wonder if the simple life he craves might be entirely overrated. Maybe he really does need a little adventure in his life. But it soon becomes clear that a nefarious conspiracy is afoot—one that puts not only Alex’s freedom in danger, but Rose’s life. Can they overcome all that stands between them? Or will their second chance at love be snuffed out before it can even truly begin?