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Loyally Luke - Pepper Basham

Loyally, Luke


Sometimes love means embracing the good, the bad. . . and even the impossible.

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Dear Reader --

My name is Luke Edgewood, and there are few things in life that I require. Mainly black coffee. And flannel. And lots of solitude. And my dogs, Chewy and Indie. What I don't need is romance, so I have no plans to change my thirty-year-old bachelor status anytime soon.

But my youngest sister thinks that by accepting a short-term construction job in the small European country of Skymar, that I'm going to follow along in her footsteps and discover my own romantic adventure. Nope. Bah humbug. The End. This time, her rom-com-movie senses are totally wrong.

Or maybe not. Because I've met a Grace Kelly lookalike who is annoying. . . until she isn't. But she is impossible. As in, nothing can happen between us because she is a literal princess. Even though that's easy to forget when we're working together to restore a castle-like orphanage in a secluded mountain town and "forced proximity" includes a small closet, a secret one-hundred-year-old journal, and the tactile memory of an off-limits royal in my arms.

Basically, the whole situation has turned into an ooey gooey magical snow globe of romantic tropes complete with cute kids and an actual ball. Now, even my sentences are starting to sound like mush. Ugh. Send high levels of testosterone my way--I'm going to need it.

Loyally, Luke

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“Readers, you are in for a pure delight! Luke Edgewood is, in a word, dreamy. At once tough and tender, guarded and vulnerable, he is a book boyfriend to rival all book boyfriends. And despite being a princess, readers will absolutely relate to Ellie’s struggle to overcome her past, prove herself to her family, and make the noble choice—even if it means breaking her own heart in the process. Luke and Ellie’s love story has the perfect amount of tension, chemistry, and tugging-at-your-heartstrings moments. Simply unputdownable! Even if this is your first trip to Skymar, you’ll feel right at home in this funny, cozy absolute gem of a royal romance! To quote Luke Edgewood, ‘I reckon the best kind of love is simple in one way . . . Choosing each other over and over and over again.’ When it comes to this book (and the series), these will be stories readers choose to read over and over and over again.”

—Emma St. Clair, USA TODAY bestselling author

“With a hero who’s better at texting and a princess who can wield a hammer, Loyally, Luke is ‘peppered’ with Ms. Basham’s signature style of swoony romance and charming characters. She’s also added a message we all need to hear and believe for ourselves as two unlikely people wonder if worlds can really merge and not merely collide. This will definitely be another fan favorite.”

—Toni Shiloh, Christy Award–winning author

“Fans of Pepper Basham’s Skymar series will be thrilled and delighted with this much-anticipated third and final installment to the series. In pure Basham fashion, every page oozes with the magic of romance and characters you won’t easily forget. Loyally, Luke is an escape many readers look for.”

—Sarah Monzon, bestselling author of All’s Fair in Love and Christmas 

“Pepper Basham has done it again! The author’s sly wit and enduring tenderness make Luke and Ellie’s story a (literal) love letter to the power of authenticity, hope, and redemption. Loyally, Luke is sure to hook new readers and delight those who already adore the one-of-a-kind Edgewood family. Prepare to fall head over heels for flannel and fishing!”

—Julie Christianson, author of the Apple Valley Love Stories series


Pepper Basham


Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance "peppered" with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

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