Christi Caldwell is a MUST READ!! <br />~Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author <br /><br />And see why Tessa Dare says, "A Christi Caldwell book never fails to touch the heart."<br /><br />In this spellbinding new Regency series by Christi Caldwell, The Heart of a Duke meets the Brethren of the Lords. The stakes are high and passions flare hot in Regency England! <br /><br />A widow with a past… The last thing Victoria Barrett, the Viscountess Waters, has any interest in is romance. When the only man she’s ever loved was killed she endured an arranged marriage to a cruel man in order to survive. Now widowed, her only focus is on clearing her son’s name from the charge of murder. That is until the love of her life returns from the grave.<br /><br />A leader of a once great agency… Nathaniel Archer, the Earl of Exeter head of the Crown’s elite organization, The Brethren, is back on British soil. Captured and tortured 20 years ago, he clung to memories of his first love until he could escape. Discovering she has married whilst he was captive, Nathaniel sets aside the distractions of love...until an unexpected case is thrust upon him-- to solve the murder of the Viscount Waters. There is just one complication: the prime suspect's mother is none other than Victoria, the woman he once loved with his very soul.<br /><br />Secrets will be uncovered and passions rekindled.  Victoria and Nathaniel must trust one another if they hope to start anew—in love and life. But will duty destroy their last chance?