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Gabriel Wendover returns to his home after a two year absence, during which he was declared dead and his title and holdings reverted to his brother. Since Gabriel's brother, the new Marquess of Hesketh, has fought many duels and appears to be something of a reprobate, Gabriel decides that he most come out of hiding to set the Marquessate to rights. Gabriel will, also, need to discover, who has been trying to kill him before he settles down to his rightful position. Meanwhile, Polonaise "Polly" Hunt, the former cook at Gabriel's last position as a land manager at a crumbling estate, has been commissioned to paint a portrait of Gabriel's brother and sister-in-law. While Gabriel was in hiding, he pretended to be an untitled man and grew close to Polly. Thinking he has left Polly behind and out of danger, Gabriel is surprised to find Polly in his house.
I have really been enjoying the Lonely Lords series, and GABRIEL doesn't disappoint. I became very invested in all the characters lives and enjoyed the primary romance, as well as, a great secondary romance. Gabriel is a great hero, who has something of a disability with a bad back, but he doesn't let that stop him and soldiers on in trying to help his family and his love, Polly. Polly has secrets, which she thinks will keep her from ever becoming a marchioness, and she is willing to sacrifice for those she loves. The mystery of who is trying to kill Gabriel is resolved in an unexpected way, and I will be looking forward to the next book in this series.
NOTE: I received this book in return for an impartial review.