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For Ewan Mostyn, 4th son of the Earl of Pembroke, childhood was anything but sweet. Painfully slow at reading and arithmetic, Ewan was ridiculed by his tutor, prompting further abuse from his brothers and cousins, especially the eldest, Francis. So Ewan fostered the one talent he knew he possessed: his brawn. And he used it to serve those who didn't dismiss him for his academic shortcomings. Ewan grew into a man known for his fierce loyalty to his friends. Every soldier in Draven's Dozen wanted Ewan at his back on a mission.
But Ewan's reputation for invincibility—coupled with his fair skin, platinum hair, remarkable height, and muscled physique—gives no indication that he still feels slow-witted as a dolt and fears that he'll never be good enough. After the war, Ewan takes a position as the muscle at a gambling hell. That's where the Duke of Ridlington finds him and offers Ewan a position as his daughter's bodyguard.
Lady Lorraine's plans to escape her controlling father and elope with the man she loves have been thwarted. Now the duke has insisted she endure another Season and make an effort to find a man he considers suitable. Lorrie is none too pleased to meet Ewan, the man she considers her prison guard for the next several months. She knows he'll prevent her from another attempt to elope with Francis, who just happens to be her bodyguard's hated cousin...plus Ewan's dangerously good looks and obviously powerful body fire her blood in spite of herself. What Lorrie doesn't anticipate is that she'll need all the help she can get from Ewan when an abduction attempt comes from an unlikely source—or that she'll need and want all of Ewan, including his heart.