|MASTERED BY LOVE
The 8th Bastion Club Novel
Last and final volume in this series
First published 2009
The men of the Bastion Club proved their bravery secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader faces that most dangerous mission of all: finding a bride.
As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club known as "Dalziel," Royce Varisey, 10th Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England's most august noble titles, he must now take on that gravest duty of all: marriage.
Yet the young ladies the grandes dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle's willful and determindedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene facade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort and his nights with sheer pleasure. Determined to claim her, he embarks on a seduction to prove his mastery over every inch of her body...and every piece of her heart.
REVIEWS & ACHIEVEMENTS
A New York Times, USA-Today & Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
"MASTERED BY LOVE is what historical romance is all about! A spellbinding story. This one is definitely a keeper." TheRomanceReadersConnection.com
"Erotically specific yet emotionally touching and infinitely romantic, this electrically charged, danger-tinged romance deliciously concludes Laurens' Bastion Club series." Library Journal
"An outstanding story of love, honor and commitment. The characters' behaviour reflects the deepest meanings of these words. The depth and intensity of their feelings show what romance and love really mean." Romantic Times, TOP PICK!!, plus a KISS HERO.
"Vintage Laurens: excellent plot, erotic love scenes, mystery and danger." UK Historical Novels Review
"The love that is shown touches the heart. I loved this book from the first page until the last." Night Owl Romance. 5Hearts, Reviewer Top Pick.
"The humor, romance and intrigue kept me flipping the pages to discover the next secret hidden within its covers. Stephanie Laurens has another winner on her hands." Coffee Time Romance, 5 Cups rating.
"I couldn't put the book down. I've re-read it several times! I highly, highly recommend this beautiful book - a 5 for great story telling and a HUGH for GREAT SEX!" RBL
"It was awesome. The last traitor was definitely a surprise." RomanceJunkies.com