The Princess Stakes by Amalie Howard
Publisher Marketing:Vivid, sensual and beautifully written--Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author.
Born to an Indian maharaja and a British noblewoman, Princess Sarani Rao has it all: beauty, riches, and a crown. But when Sarani's father is murdered, her only hope is the next ship out--captained by the boy she once loved...and spurned.
Captain Rhystan Huntley, the reluctant Duke of Embry, is loath to give up his life at sea. But duty is calling him home, and this is his final voyage. Leave it to fate that the one woman he's ever loved must escape to England on his ship.
The PRINCESS STAKES came along just when I needed it most. There's star-crossed, swoony, steamy love, true to the genre--but there's also a subtle, searing focus on racism, colorism, and what it means to belong that is rare for a historical romance, which elevates it to a unique and truly resonant read.--Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author