ProtectionElise de Sallier
Nathaniel Marsden is willing to sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves . . . if she can find it in her heart to forgive him for making her his mistress. Stunned to discover the maid he knew as Lisa Brown was Miss Anneliese Barlow, daughter of one of his father's closest friends, Nathaniel is left reeling when he learns of her royal heritage. After he promises to treat her with the respect she deserves, Lisa accepts both his apology and his proposal, and he vows to fight for their future.
While keeping Lisa safe has always been his priority, Nathaniel is determined to protect her . . . from the King's machinations, society uncovering the truth, their enemies, and her own overly forgiving and far too generous nature. But first, he must make amends for taking advantage of her innocence.
Although relieved to be reunited with Nathaniel, Lisa fears she made a better mistress than she will a marchioness. Longing for a return to the freedom they shared when he thought her a commoner, she does her best to live up to his expectations . . . but she is only willing to compromise so far. Regardless of the opposition and dangers she faces, Lisa is determined to keep her promise to help vulnerable young girls taken advantage of in their workplace or forced into prostitution. Being kept in the dark is no longer an option. Despite the unexpected pleasure she discovered in Nathaniel's arms, if there is one thing Lisa has learned . . . ignorance is far from bliss.