The Royal Bastard
Book 4 in the Royal Scandals Series
Revealing his secret could devastate a royal family. Keeping it could end his marriage.
Brilliant researcher Rocco Cornaro develops lifesaving medical devices and has become a wealthy man in the process. However, he harbors a deep secret: his mother was the secret lover of Sarcaccia’s King Carlo Barrali and Rocco is the product of their affair.
Rocco’s silence on the topic has driven away even his beloved wife, Olympic athlete Justine Flyte. But when Justine is kidnapped and Rocco is forced to confront a new, horrible truth, will it ruin their marriage forever? Or give them a second chance at love?
Behind the Scenes
Nicole kept a Pinterest board as she worked on The Royal Bastard. It shows many of the locations from the book, including the real-life inspiration for the Irish pub Rocco and Justine visit while in Rome.
Read an Excerpt
Five hours after Rocco Cornaro buried his mother, having tossed the last shovelful of dirt over her grave while wishing her a swift ascent to heaven, Satan knocked at his front door.
More accurately: Satan’s driver rang the bell at Rocco’s wrought iron security gate.