5 of 5 stars
"Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom" is another winner from author Vanessa Kelly. Griffin Steele is a shrewd and savvy business man with a reputation to match. Being the illegitimate son of the Duke of Cumberland has hardened Griffin in ways that no one would understand. No one dares threaten Griffin or those in his employ. When he is forced to take in a abandoned infant by spy master Dominic Hunter, Griffin balks. Dominic has a plan and brings his goddaughter Justine Brightmore to care for the child.
From the moment these two meet, there are sparks flying and not in a good way. Griffin does not welcome strangers into his household and Justine is appalled that she is forced to live next door to Griffin's brothel. This story draws the reader in with intrigue, danger, secrets and a romance that builds slowly throughout the book. Can Griffin learn to trust the prim and proper Justine and can Justine look past Griffin's reputation to find the generous and loving man that he shields from the world? The story is filled with twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged to the final pages. Recommended.