After the violent murder of her cousin, Lady Sara Emerson begins receiving letters from the alleged perpetrator. Not knowing any other way to solve the mystery of who is sending the letters, Sara seeks out her deceased cousin's fiance, Gabriel Ferguson, the Duke of Rossmoyne. When Ross discovers the goings on he takes Sara into his protection in order to get to the bottom of his lost love's murder. Sara is nothing like Meredith, but that doesn't stop Ross from noticing Sara for who she is.
Sara places her trust in the foreboding duke and even under the cloud of danger, their attraction for one another quickly comes to the surface and Sara being in danger is not something that Ross will accept. The loss of one woman was enough, the loss of Sara is just not a possibility. But there is someone out there who threatens their safety and like it or not, Sara and the duke must find out who it is.
The Reluctant Duchess is a lovey tale by Sharon Cullen. This well written story is compelling and intriguing. Both Rossmoyne and Sara are interesting characters full of life and personality. The mystery fuels their romance, the danger only adding to it. I enjoyed The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen and think you will too.