A Duke by Default Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Duke by Default


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062685575

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A Duke by Default Book Description :

Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way… New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project. Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

A Duke by Default Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Duke by Default


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0062685562

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A Duke by Default Book Description :

Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way… New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project. Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

A Princess in Theory Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

A Princess in Theory


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062685551

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A Princess in Theory Book Description :

From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . . Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

A Prince on Paper Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

A Prince on Paper


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062685605

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A Prince on Paper Book Description :

The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her… Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him. Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after.

Once Ghosted  Twice Shy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Once Ghosted Twice Shy


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062931863

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Once Ghosted Twice Shy Book Description :

Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart. When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.

Who Wants to Marry a Duke Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Who Wants to Marry a Duke


  • Author : Sabrina Jeffries
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420148619

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Who Wants to Marry a Duke Book Description :

Stepsiblings in search of the truth about their mother’s succession of beloved husbands—and their own surprising identities as eligible young nobles—are the endearing stars of this dazzling series from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries . . . 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 . . . “Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

An Extraordinary Union Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

An Extraordinary Union


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496707451

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An Extraordinary Union Book Description :

An Entertainment Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF THE YEAR A Bookpage TOP PICK A Kirkus BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A Vulture TOP 10 ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2017 A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A Booklist TOP 10 ROMANCE FICTION 2017 “Richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters.” —Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . . Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia. Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . . Praise for the novels of Alyssa Cole: “Rich in atmospheric details and rife with unexpected dangers.”—RT Book Reviews “Sweet, sensual, and suspenseful . . . rousing and entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days


  • Author : Kerrigan Byrne
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250318855

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How To Love A Duke in Ten Days Book Description :

The first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne! These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees... Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms. “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

An Unconditional Freedom Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

An Unconditional Freedom


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496707499

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An Unconditional Freedom Book Description :

An assassination plot that could end the Civil War, and a hidden enemy that could destroy a secret league of unsung heroes ... Daniel Cumberland, born free in Massachusetts, studied law with dreams of helping his people—dreams that died the night he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Daniel is rescued, but he’s a changed man. When he’s offered entry into the Loyal League, the covert organization of Black spies who helped free him, he seizes the opportunity for vengeance against the Confederacy and those who support it. When the Union Army occupies the Florida home of Cuban Janeta Sanchez, daughter of an enslaved woman and the plantation owner who married her, her family’s wealth does not protect her father from being imprisoned. Under duress and blaming herself for the arrest, Janeta agrees to infiltrate a group called the Loyal League as a double agent—and finds a cause truly worth the sacrifice. Daniel is aggravated by the headstrong and much too observant new detective he’s paired with, and Janeta is intrigued by the broken but honorable man she is tasked with betraying. As they embark on a mission to intercept Jefferson Davis and thwart European meddling, their dual hidden agendas are threatened by the ghosts of their pasts and a growing affection that could strengthen both the Union and their souls—or lead to their downfall. Praise for Alyssa Cole “This book is fantastic.” —Kirkus STARRED REVIEW on A Hope Divided “Thoughtfully portrayed characters with deep minds and passionate hearts make this ...sparkle.” —Booklist STARRED REVIEW on A Hope Divided “Brimming with vivid characterization, heartfelt dialogue, and sensual sweetness.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW on An Extraordinary Union

How to Catch a Queen Book

How to Catch a Queen


  • Author : Alyssa Cole
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062933973

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How to Catch a Queen Book Description :

An arranged marriage leads to unexpected desire, in the first book of Alyssa Cole’s Runaway Royals series… When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong. A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren’t. He agrees to take a wife as is required of him, though he doesn’t expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country’s problems—except no one will listen to her. By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and to catch his queen.

Once Upon a Duke Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Once Upon a Duke


  • Author : Erica Ridley
  • Publisher : WebMotion
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781943794171

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Once Upon a Duke Book Description :

Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past... Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind... Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

A Duke Will Never Do Book

A Duke Will Never Do


  • Author : Darcy Burke
  • Publisher : Darcy Burke Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944576745

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A Duke Will Never Do Book Description :

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Untouchables series comes your next Regency obsession: The Spitfire Society... Meet the smart, independent women who’ve decided they don’t need Society’s rules, their families’ expectations, or, most importantly, a husband. But just because they don’t need a man doesn’t mean they might not want one. After failing on the Marriage Mart, Jane Pemberton has two choices: submit to her parents’ edict to marry their boring neighbor or become a self-declared spinster and take up residence in the official headquarters of the Spitfire Society. It’s really no choice at all, and Jane is eager to embrace her newfound independence. She soon finds an unconscious viscount on her doorstep and nurses him back to health. When he offers to compensate her, she requests payment in the form of private instruction of a scandalous and intimate kind. Having spiraled into a self-destructive abyss following the murder of his parents, Anthony, Viscount Colton, physically recovers under the care of an alluring spitfire. But it is her charm and flirtatiousness that soothes his soul and arouses his desire—until an extortion scheme forces him to face the sins of his past. Now, to save the woman who’s given him everything he lost and more, he’ll have to pay the ultimate price: his heart.

My Dangerous Duke Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

My Dangerous Duke


  • Author : Gaelen Foley
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062000231

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My Dangerous Duke Book Description :

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gaelen Foley invites you to reenter London’s infamous, scandalous Inferno Club in My Dangerous Duke—the story of a haunted aristocrat sworn to a secret, noble cause and the abducted beauty who thaws his icy heart. Historical romance superstar Julia Quinn calls Gaelen Foley, “Always fabulous,” and My Dangerous Duke once again proves it so.

Daring and the Duke Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Daring and the Duke


  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062691996

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Daring and the Duke Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees. Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of London’s darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never met an enemy she could not best...until the man she once loved returns. Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back…and make her his duchess. Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether—something she can’t resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed…and the heart she swore he'd never steal again.

Bringing Down the Duke Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Bringing Down the Duke


  • Author : Evie Dunmore
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984805690

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Bringing Down the Duke Book Description :

"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 “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....

The Earl Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Earl


  • Author : Katharine Ashe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062412768

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The Earl Book Description :

In Katharine Ashe’s newest unforgettable romance, the question on everyone’s lips is answered at last… “Who is Lady Justice?” “This author rocks historical romance.”—USA Today How does a lady of wit and courage bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is. Opposites… Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England’s paw. And he’ll stop at nothing. Attract. Smart, big-hearted, and passionately dedicated to her work, Lady Justice longs to teach her nemesis a lesson in humility. But her sister is missing, and a perilous journey with her archrival into unknown territory just might turn fierce enemies into lovers.

The Duke of Lies Book

The Duke of Lies


  • Author : Darcy Burke
  • Publisher : Darcy Burke Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944576288

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The Duke of Lies Book Description :

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her Reader Club newsletter at https://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, incredibly talented artist daughter, and imaginative son who will almost certainly out-write her one day (that may be tomorrow). They’re a crazy cat family with two Bengal cats, a small, fame-seeking cat named after a fruit, an older rescue Maine Coon with attitude to spare, and a collection of neighbor cats who hang out on the deck and occasionally venture inside. You can find Darcy at a winery, in her comfy writing chair balancing her laptop and a cat or three, folding laundry (which she loves), or binge-watching TV with the family. Her happy places are Disneyland, Labor Day weekend at the Gorge, Denmark, and anywhere in the UK—so long as her family is there too. Visit Darcy online at https://www.darcyburke.com and follow her on social media. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/darcyburkefans, Twitter @darcyburke at https://www.twitter.com/darcyburke, Instagram at https://www.instagram/darcyburkeauthor, and Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/darcyburkewrite.

Romancing the Duke Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Romancing the Duke


  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062240163

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Romancing the Duke Book Description :

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.

Say No to the Duke Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Say No to the Duke


  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062877840

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Say No to the Duke Book Description :

Could she possibly refuse a duke’s hand—in favor of a sardonic, sinful rake? Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed—but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure. No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan—but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches. If he wins…she is his, for one wild night. But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.

Never Have I Ever With a Duke Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Never Have I Ever With a Duke


  • Author : Darcy Burke
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 1944576614

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Never Have I Ever With a Duke Book Description :

Graham Kinsley is shocked when he inherits a debt-ridden dukedom, and now he has just one month to repay a loan. He needs an heiress--or find a way to recoup the former duke's losses. When he meets the alluring Arabella, he's entranced. Unfortunately, she's as bankrupt as he is, but if they work together they may be able to recover their fortunes. Though if they keep stealing kisses, they may lose their hearts instead. Arabella Stoke can't afford an attraction to the penniless duke who has vowed to help rescue her family from financial devastation. She needs to find a wealthy husband before her father succumbs to the stress of losing everything. However, as Graham brings them closer to finding the swindler who stole their money, the war between what they want and what they need may ruin them both.