This novella was originally published in the "All I Want for Christmas is a Duke" anthology. I love that it is being re-released as a stand-alone.
Jane Robinson wanted to be an opera singer, but as the daughter of the Earl of Chadwick that was an unrealistic dream. She befriended the quiet Martin Pierce, heir to the Duke of Somerset who encouraged her to reach for her dreams. When Jane left, her father disowned her. Jane became the toast of London. When her mystery admirer became public knowledge, Jane marries man that proves to her that he is her Mister X. However, her new husband isn't who he claims to be. Forward eight years. Jane is living in poverty and Martin is the Duke of Somerset. Martin has just discovered a great aunt that was disowned years ago and she lives in the same building as Jane.
This is one of my favorite novellas. I love the chemistry between Jane and Martin and they were able to pick their friendship up where they left off. Normally, I am not a big fan of novellas because there isn't great character development. This novella had wonderful character development.
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