The Patrician's Fortune

By Joan Kayse

Born a son of Rome’s Equestrian category, Damon Primax’s existence must have been one in all wealth and privilege. as a substitute, his father bought him to settle a playing debt stripping Damon of his birthright, his freedom and the relatives he enjoyed. Emancipated by means of a grasp grew to become pal, he units apart his personal lifestyles to reunite his relatives, agreeing once again to indenture himself to a Senator as a secret agent to unfastened his sister. Julia Manulus, daughter of a revolutionary, revered Roman Senator, knows the eccentric and extravagant lifetime of Rome’s patrician society that's why she avoids it. nonetheless, as head of her father’s apartment, an obligation she inherited on the loss of life of her mom, she needs to preserve the honour of her kin whereas her unconventional father pursues different pursuits. whilst her father is going lacking, she faces her greatest problem whilst the robust Prefect of Rome pressures her to marry. Lured right into a conspiracy set through his duplicitous organisation and sentenced to die, Damon unearths himself stored by means of a girl too appealing to be whatever below a goddess. yet his gratitude is tempered through the sour fact that his lifestyles is the fee he will pay to be a pawn in a patrician video game. an easy topic to play the position of husband to the noble Julia until eventually he begins to determine how human his goddess is, taking good care of her kin and others. while the charm and hope he feels is reciprocated, Damon dares to dream back purely to have it threatened by means of the intrigue of robust males who may see them either destroyed. Can the conflict of social category and greed be conquer or will Damon pay the final word cost to guard the lady he loves?

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