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Sara Adrien

Baron in Check

Baron in Check

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In Love and Chess, Every Move Counts.

Hermione "Hermy" Ellsworth was exiled to the countryside after a scandal threatened her reputation. Desperately seeking independence from an arranged marriage dictated by her late brother's will, she must secure permission from her guardian—the very man who once held her heart.

Baron Gregory Stone "Greg", known as the Black Knight for his unmatched skill in chess and feared presence in London's social circles, finds himself entangled in Hermione's plight. With two weeks to save her from a loveless union, he is unwilling to gamble—except when it comes to winning her love.

As a loyal friend of the Pearlers, featured in Sara Adrien's acclaimed Infiltrating the Ton and Diamond Dynasty Series, Greg must play a high-stakes correspondence chess game with a villain who's seeking to ruin his friends and Greg's chances to pass a bill in parliament. Victory means Hermione's freedom; defeat spells doom for her hopes of independence, Greg's career, and his friends' futures.

Will Baron Stone rise to the challenge and reclaim his lost love, or will society's harsh judgments prevail?

Follow these spirited characters through a thrilling battle for love and freedom. Unravel schemes, navigate societal pressures, and witness whether love can triumph over injustice in this captivating novel that promises to keep you turning pages until the very end.

Baron in Check features unforgettable characters, from dashing suitors to cunning socialites, set against the dazzling backdrop of Regency London. This romantic adventure is a must-read if you loved Sara Adrien's Infiltrating the Ton and Diamond Dynasty Series!

What Readers Say:


... This is Greg's story. If you have read the other books by this author, you won't want to miss out of darling Greg and Hermy. If you haven't read the other books, I would highly recommend you do so as the characters in this story have a greater impact if you know their stories. 
There is a main plot and then important sub plots that enrich, enhance and fully engage the reader. In most historical romance stories, the love story between two people is the key plot, and this is true here as well. Greg and Hermy grew up together and have a deep, abiding love for each other. Their relationship has a series of hurdles that plaque them from almost every side possible. Then there are sub plots and analogies skillfully woven into the fabric of the entire story. The analogies are tied to both the game and strategy of chess...
The sub plot is about equality yet it's broken down into smaller bits related to equality based of gender, religion, faith, family, prejudice, merit and traditions. The skill necessary to weave all of these into a story, connect the dots, obtain a happy ever after ending takes the talents of a great writer. This author obtains this greatness in such a awesome and beautiful manner that you the reader will find yourselves angry, crying, cheering, hopeful, shocked, delighted and called to change the world then and even in today's environment...
I could go on and on and on, instead I'm going to say, go out obtain this book, don't miss it, read it, re-read it and find your passion to stopping inequality in your own corner of the world. Congratulations on an fantastic, awesome, amazing story. Can't wait to see what takes place next."
- Jo on Amazon 
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