Never A Gentleman by Eileen Dryer
Eileen Dreyer understands better than any author I've read recently that the most satisfying love story charts the course of an impossible relationship. Diccan is both honorable and terrible, emotionally numb and too willing to destroy whatever stands between him and his duty--even the ultra-vulnerable Grace. Grace is amazing. Her willingness to fully pursue her heart's desire despite having no real hope of success is a testament to a heart's magnificent folly. Ultimately, you'll be cheering. Like me. Brava, Eileeen! Simply wonderful.
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