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I Married The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Title I Married the Duke
Author Katharine Ashe
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2013-08-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062229823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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I Married the Duke begins the Prince Catchers series by Katharine Ashe, award-winning author of historical romance. Arabella Caulfield, one of three orphaned sisters, has clung to an ancient gypsy prophecy as the only way to save her family from endless heartbreak. Now she has twelve days to reach a remote French castle and fulfill her destiny: to marry a prince. Along the way, Arabella meets Lucien Westfall, decorated naval captain and the new Duke of Lycombe. She thought he was a pirate. He thought she was a governess. Two wrongs have never made such a scandalously perfect right. Readers of Regency romances and the works of Eloisa James and Lisa Kleypas will fall in love with the Prince Catchers books by Katharine Ashe.

How To Marry A Duke by Vicky Dreiling

Title How to Marry a Duke
Author Vicky Dreiling
Publisher Forever
Release Date 2011-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780446574211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary--nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met... Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she's determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife--she'll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke's affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan's desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker's number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.

The Duke That I Marry by Cathy Maxwell

Title The Duke That I Marry
Author Cathy Maxwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2018-11-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780062655790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . . Is it wrong for a woman to want more? Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the Duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all. When is a Marriage of Convenience inconvenient? Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love.” Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now he must do what he must to save them both. Could it be that in running from danger they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love?

Who Wants To Marry A Duke by Sabrina Jeffries

Title Who Wants to Marry a Duke
Author Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher Zebra Books
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781420148619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author An Amazon Best Romance of the Month A USA Today Bestseller A sexy and distracting rake is tamed by a scholarly heroine with a penchant for the sciences in this dazzling and witty tale of Regency London. A past kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley should be barely a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are countless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm beyond a young lady whose singular passion is chemistry—of the laboratory type. But Thorn has not forgotten—or forgiven—the shocking blackmail scheme sparked by that single kiss, or the damage caused to both their names. Now Thorn’s half-brother, Grey, has hired the brilliant Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery. And the once-burned Thorn, suspicious of her true motives, vows to follow her every move . . . For Olivia, determining whether arsenic poisoning killed Grey’s father is the pioneering experiment that could make her career—and Thorn’s constant presence is merely a distraction. But someone has explosive plans to derail her search. Soon the most unexpected discovery is the caring nature of the reputed scoundrel beside her—and the electricity it ignites between them . . . “Intoxicating…Jeffries’s perfect blend of romance, mystery, and suspense is sure to have series readers anxious for more.” —Publishers Weekly

The Duke And I by Julia Quinn

Title The Duke And I
Author Julia Quinn
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780061741388
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town′s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn′t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon′s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

The Match Of The Century by Cathy Maxwell

Title The Match of the Century
Author Cathy Maxwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-11-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062388629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans— and heart—into a tailspin Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London's most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict. Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet "family obligations," now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire. As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty...?

Title A Good Day to Marry a Duke
Author Betina Krahn
Publisher Zebra Books
Release Date 2017-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781420143485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn comes a beguiling new romance brimming with her signature wit, timeless sensuality, and thrilling romance—as desire proves to be a great equalizer . . . Daisy Bumgarten isn’t thrilled to be trying to catch a duke’s attention while dressed like a flower pot caught in a swarm of butterflies. But, after all, when in Rome (or in this case London society) . . . . Since her decidedly disastrous debut among New York’s privileged set, the sassy Nevada spitfire’s last chance to “marry well” lies across the pond, here in England. If she must restrain her free spirit, not to mention her rib cage, so be it. She knows she owes it to her three younger sisters to succeed . . . Now, under a countess’s tutelage, Daisy appears the perfect duchess-in-training . . . Until notorious ladies’ man Lord Ashton Graham, a distraction of the most dangerous kind, glimpses her mischievous smile and feisty nature—and attempts to unmask her motives. Daisy has encountered snakes on the range, but one dressed to the nines in an English drawing room is positively unnerving—and maddeningly seductive. When a veiled plot emerges to show up Daisy as unworthy of the aristocracy, will Ashton be her worst detractor? Or the nobleman she needs most of all? Praise for Betina Krahn “Krahn has a delightful, smart touch.” —Publishers Weekly “Smart, romantic . . . sure to delight readers.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Betina Krahn is a treasure.” —BookPage

Title Whom Shall I Marry An Earl or A Duke
Author Laura A. Barnes
Publisher Laura A. Barnes
Release Date 2019-07-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An afternoon spent in disguise leads to a passion that … She wanted to explore the promise of his kiss. He wanted to persuade her to become his mistress. Will a case of mistaken identity lead to a marriage of love? While trying to prevent her friend from a scandal Sophia Turlington becomes entangled in her own. As she waits for her friend in a brothel, a duke mistakes her for a harlot. When he requests an arrangement, Sophia decides to explore the passion he awakens in her soul. Her only stipulations for the affair are a mask, one week, and he must never discover her true identity. Can Sophia give him her heart and walk away as if their time never affected her? Alexander Langley’s life as a prominent duke will soon come to an end unless he can acquire a duchess whose family can support him through a scandal. When he meets a violet-eyed temptress that awakens his every desire his search comes to a halt. As they explore their passion, he loses his heart to a woman he can never marry. Will Alex put aside his status in the ton for a love to last a lifetime? Throughout the season Lady Sophia Turlington and Alexander Langley, the Duke of Sheffield’s dislike for one another is known to all. A chance encounter throws them together as Alex and ‘Violet’. After their time ends, Sophia wants Alex to see her for herself. If not, then she might as well accept her friend’s marriage proposal. Can Alex overcome Sophia’s deceit? Or will his need for revenge destroy the love she holds for him? Whom Shall I Marry… An Earl or A Duke? is the second novel in Laura A. Barnes’s steamy historical romance series. If you enjoy a story filled with passion and secrets set in Regency England, then you must read Sophia and Alex’s journey toward love. Unlock Whom Shall I Marry… An Earl or A Duke? to read the next book in Laura’s Tricking the Scoundrels series today.

A Date At The Altar by Cathy Maxwell

Title A Date at the Altar
Author Cathy Maxwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062388667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love. And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men . . .

The Fairest Of Them All by Cathy Maxwell

Title The Fairest of Them All
Author Cathy Maxwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2016-05-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062388643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing…but which Whitridge twin is the right groom? The penniless orphan of a disreputable earl, Lady Charlene Blanchard thrives on the adventure of picking the pockets of unsavory gentlemen to survive. But due to her extraordinary beauty and prized bloodlines, she is hand-chosen as a potential bride for the Duke of Baynton, who is on the hunt for a suitable wife to provide heirs. All Char has to do is act the part she was born to play and charm a duke she’s never laid eyes on into proposing. Except the duke turns out to be the tall, dark and sexy stranger who just caught her red-handed as a thief! Or is he? Jack Whitridge is the duke’s twin who had “gone missing” over ten years ago. Now back in England, he knows that the supposed Lady who has his brother’s love is hardly duchess material—except he needs her to save his adopted country from war. He is willing to bargain with her heart, until he finds himself falling for Char . . .

The Heiress Gets A Duke by Harper St. George

Title The Heiress Gets a Duke
Author Harper St. George
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2021-01-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780593197219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can't buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society--for that you need a marriage of convenience. American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn't some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger--it's Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it's clear that August's outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitable for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage. Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He's recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can't walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn't the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants. But August won't go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she's no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.

Title Least Likely to Marry a Duke
Author Louise Allen
Publisher Harlequin
Release Date 2019-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781488047183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A marriage of inconvenience For the buttoned-up duke! Bound by convention, William Calthorpe, Duke of Aylsham, is in search of a suitable bride to help raise his half siblings. Despite his methodical approach to finding such a lady, he stumbles—quite literally—into freethinking and rebellious bishop’s daughter Verity Wingate. And when they find themselves stranded overnight on a tiny island, compromising them completely, he knows exactly what he must do… “A refreshingly different historical romance and one I’m happy to recommend” — All About Romance on A Lady in Need of an Heir “A marvellous comfort read ... Romance how it should be written” — Goodreads on A Lady in Need of an Heir

Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore

Title Bringing Down the Duke
Author Evie Dunmore
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781984805690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“With her sterling debut, Evie Dunmore dives into a fresh new space in historical romance that hits all the right notes.”—Entertainment Weekly A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford suffragists in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order. England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for. Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he? Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke.... “There is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing such a man brought to his knees by a beautiful woman with nothing to her name except an inviolable sense of her own self-worth.”—NPR

Title The Duke I m Going to Marry
Author Meara Platt
Publisher Booktrope Editions
Release Date 2015-01-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN 1620156709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Daffodil Farthingale, known as Dillie to her friends and family, is horrified to learn the man she has just rescued from ruffians outside the Farthingale townhouse is none other than Ian Markham, the notorious Duke of Edgeware. If the Chipping Way bachelor curse holds true, she's doomed to marry the wretched rakehell. Dillie wants a man who will love her and be faithful in the marriage. The duke will never do, for he harbors secret torments and has sworn he will never fall in love or marry. When scandal breaks-after all, he does spend a week recovering in her bed-Dillie leaves London, little knowing that the handsome duke has just left town as well. With the Farthingale family and his assailants on their trail, Ian and Dillie suddenly find themselves trapped in the same charming inn during a torrential rainstorm. Can Ian overcome his haunted past, and can Dillie ever overcome her mistrust of him... to wind up falling in love?

You May Kiss The Duke by Charis Michaels

Title You May Kiss the Duke
Author Charis Michaels
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-05-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062685827
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sabine Noble has given little thought to her husband over the past five years. Theirs is a true marriage of convenience: she gained protection from her abusive uncle and the chance to live freely in London, while he gained the dowry necessary to make his business venture a success. But as she’s investigating her uncle’s nefarious deeds in hopes of gaining her revenge, she discovers the body of a half-dead man on a ship, only to realize the man is her husband. When Captain Jon Stoker awakens in a strange house, he’s astonished to realize that he’s being cared for by his estranged wife. Although she’s not much of a nursemaid, he finds his long-held attraction for his beautiful wife deepening as he discovers her powerful spirit and fierce drive. As Stoker regains his strength, he begins to help Sabine on her quest to bring her uncle to justice. And along the way, two lonely people discover that their marriage of convenience has become a union of souls.

Title I Married a Duke Contemporary Romance
Author Simone Marceau
Publisher Simone Marceau
Release Date 2014-01-12
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lexy Brennan leads a good, simple life, and has never been anyone’s fool. When a stunningly handsome, obnoxiously arrogant, exceedingly rich stranger sets his sights on her, she’s cautiously intrigued. But then his exploits lead to an encounter with the police, into a throng of waiting reporters… and she learns he is actually Duke Nicolai, distantly royal, and the tabloids have pegged her as his new girlfriend! What begins as a simple misunderstanding quickly snowballs into a plot hatched by Nicolai to win back his aristocratic and poisonously beautiful ex, Lady Delia. His plan is simple: Marry Lexy. Then, take her on the extravagant honeymoon he had planned for Delia, and reap the rewards of jealousy. Neither of them expect attraction to spark between them… but when it does, it nearly sends their honeymoon spinning out of control. Now Lexy has a vengeful Delia on her heels, a disapproving mother Duchess, and a budding romance she never wanted in the first place. Can she escape this hare-brained plan unscathed, or does Nicolai have more up his sleeve than he let on? --- He pulled out a briefcase and unlatched it to reveal a folder of papers. “This is the prenuptial agreement. I’ll give these to you to read at your leisure. We’ll also have to take some time to learn an adequate amount about each other to be able to convince the most important parties that we are appropriately in love.” “Whoa, whoa, hold on. I haven’t agreed to this yet! And why do we even need a prenup if we’ll just get it annulled?” Kolya’s finger stroked the rim of his wine glass. He regarded me for a moment in cool speculation. “Well,” he lowered his eyes almost coyly, then raised them again to mine, “only a marriage that hasn’t been consummated can be annulled. Consider it a precaution.” A tingling sensation tickled between my legs and up into my gut. For a strange moment, it felt like I was falling. I began to slowly shake my head in disbelief. “You are just so completely full of yourself, aren’t you?” “You,” he smiled roguishly, “should get used to it. Otherwise no one will believe we’re man and wife.” I set my glass down in the door holster and crossed my arms. “And if you want your ex to believe I’ve really made you forget all about her, you’re going to have to act so well you make ME believe it.” The finger trailing back and forth on the wine glass stopped abruptly. “You’re absolutely right,” his voice was low. I felt my face heat up as I watched his eyes drop to my lips. He started to lean in. I quickly propped a hand on his chest and retreated backward, bumping my head awkwardly against the car window. “Down, boy,” I chided. “Save it for the audience.” Kolya seemed taken aback, blinking stupidly at me. Then he laughed and shook his head, as if rejection was as unfamiliar to him as a mermaid springing out of the sea. He tapped the folder on my lap. “Read this. Think about it. If we do this, we do it right. Once you’re certain what you want, contact me, and I’ll arrange our next meeting.” And with that, I was suddenly on my way back home.

How Not To Marry A Duke by Felicia Kingsley

Title How Not to Marry a Duke
Author Felicia Kingsley
Publisher Head of Zeus Ltd
Release Date 2018-08-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781788548427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A hilarious romantic comedy perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jo Watson and Meg Cabot. One minute, Jemma Pears is a struggling theatrical make-up artist in London. The next, she's been left a vast fortune by her estranged grandmother. The catch: she must marry a man with a title to inherit. Jemma thinks this is truly impossible: she's a romantic, searching for true love, not just a convenient marriage... and besides, where would she even find a titled guy? Enter Ashford, the new Duke of Burlingham. His legacy: massive debts that he must pay back immediately or risk the bank seizing his assets. Or worse: his mother's wrath! When their lawyer hears of their situations, a secret match is made despite their mutual hatred of each other: through marrying Ashford, Jemma can inherit and Ashford can pay back his debts immediately. Problem solved. That is, until their marriage is leaked to the press and everyone finds out... Now they have to play out the charade for at least a year or risk going to jail for fraud! A hilarious pretense ensues and Jemma must battle against a crazy mother in law, a stuffy aristocracy, and finally, and most surprisingly of all, confusing feelings for Ashford...!

Title Accidentally Compromising the Duke
Author Stacy Reid
Publisher Entangled: Scandalous
Release Date 2016-05-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 259
ISBN 9781633756533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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England, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke. Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one he is not attracted to—a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one. Each book in the Wedded by Scandal series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Accidentally Compromising the Duke Book #2 Wicked in His Arms Book #3 How to Marry a Marquess

Title The Duke s Accidental Wife
Author Erica Ridley
Publisher Intrepid Reads
Release Date 2016-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781939713438
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy... The Duke of Ravenwood isn't cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn't know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other's company long enough to turn a compromise into love? Grab the first book in the series FREE: The Viscount's Tempting Minx!

The Duke by Gaelen Foley

Title The Duke
Author Gaelen Foley
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2006-04-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780345494146
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this dazzling first novel featuring the Knight family, bestselling author Gaelen Foley writes an elegant, emotional story that touches the heart and soul. Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan—the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton. Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society—until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love. . . .