'The Duke of Defiance" by Darcy Burke is book Five in "The Untouchables" series. This is the story of Bran and Joanna, "Jo". I have read the other books in this series but feel this can easily be a standalone book. Although Jo's sister story was covered in the first book in this series.
Bran left home at an early age to get away from his abusive family. Bran made a life that included a wife and an young daughter. But now he is back with his young daughter after losing his wife and now inheriting a Title.
Jo had to marry the first and only man to ask her after her sister caused a scandal that took her options away. Now after the abusive and loveless marriage she has sworn off doing so again. Jo is happy to just be around her sister's children.
But when Jo meets little Evie who is Bran's daughter its hard not to fall for her.
Ms. Burke has written some really heartfelt subjects and her Romance Books are ones that you just can't put down!
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