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“The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of “Amber” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1668

Lady Kendra Chase's brothers insist it's high time she wed. But although they've presented her with an abundance of suitable young men, no one has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley—and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he’s about to learn that leading a double life isn’t nearly as complicated as marriage. When he’s compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amber” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amber.”


    •    Humorous historical romance
    •    Book Four of Lauren & Devon Royal's sweet romance The Chase Brides series
    •    A full-length novel (equal to about 410 printed book pages)
    •    PG-rated: Kisses only, no love scenes!

This e-book includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a preview of Lauren and Devon’s next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry.


"Captivating historical romance. Romance readers of all ages will love Lauren Royal & Devon Royal’s books!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

“…family and trust, loyalty and heroism…the kind of depth readers cherish.”
Romantic Times Magazine

“Liberally laced with intrigue and danger, the book's quicksilver plot is nicely counterbalanced by the romance.”
Booklist (American Library Association)

“Filled with likable characters, particularly Kendra, who takes the refreshing step of talking to her husband about his confusing behavior rather than generating conflict by jumping to conclusions.”
Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)

“Captures the true essence of Scotland…romance with enough adventure to keep the reader turning the pages.”


While THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL’S LONDON BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD’S ENGLISH BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet, coming soon)
1677 - THE BARON’S HEIRESS BRIDE (Rand & Lily, coming soon)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose, coming soon)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Renaissance Chase Family Series
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming late 2016)


LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.


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