No Other Duke But You Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

No Other Duke But You


  • Author : Valerie Bowman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250121684

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No Other Duke But You Excerpt :

Bestselling author Valerie Bowman sets the stage in Regency England for her Playful Brides series, where couples' misadventures on the way to the altar are witty, romantic romps based on some of the world's most beloved plays. The eleventh book in the series, No Other Duke But You, is inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. SINGLE LADY SEEKS DUKE Lady Delilah Montebank has her marital sights set on the Duke of Branville. There’s just one problem: he barely knows she exists. But no matter, she’s got a plan to win him over with her charm, her wit—and perhaps the love potion she has in her possession wouldn’t hurt her cause... Lord Thomas Hobbs, Duke of Huntley, thinks his best friend Delilah’s quest to become a duchess is ridiculous. He’s always said he’d rather give up all the brandy in London than commit to one person for life. Besides, he knows that Delilah’s love potion can’t possibly win over Branville...since she accidentally gave it to him instead. But perhaps this is the excuse he needs to show her he’s always loved her... Delilah can’t believe she gave the potion to the wrong duke. Then again, Delilah could do a lot worse than win the hand of her handsome best friend. Could it be that the right duke has been before her eyes all along? The Playful Brides novels are: “Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today “Smart and sensual.”—RT Book Reviews “Delicious.” —Kirkus Reviews

No Other Duke Will Do Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

No Other Duke Will Do


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455570003

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No Other Duke Will Do Excerpt :

In this "exquisite gem from a master" of Regency Romance, one duke's plan to find a bride makes for a most entertaining house party (Library Journal). Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride. Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd rather be reading Shakespeare than husband-hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library. As the two spend more time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected... and absolutely impossible. With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster? "Smart, sexy, and oh-so-romantic." -- Mary Balogh "Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure." -- Tessa Dare

A Duke Like No Other Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Duke Like No Other


  • Author : Valerie Bowman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250121745

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A Duke Like No Other Excerpt :

A 2018 Daphne du Maurier finalist First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it's the otherway around. . . General Mark Grimaldi has sacrificed everything for his military career, working his way through the ranks without the benefit of a nobleman's title. Now, his years of dedication are about to pay off—with an offer for a prestigious promotion to Home Secretary. There's only one condition: Mark must be married. Aside from the small matter of not actually wanting to be wed, Mark faces another troubling problem: he already has a wife. Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent ten contented years in France without her husband—and without regret. When Mark asks her to return to London and play the part of his beloved wife, she sees her chance. But neither of them is prepared for news that will throw Mark's future into chaos...nor the undeniable desire they've rekindled. Maybe happily-ever-after can happen the second time around in A Duke Like No Other, the next Regency romance from Valerie Bowman. Valerie Bowman's Playful Brides novels are: “Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today “Smart and sensual...readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews "Smoldering.” —Booklist

The Duke And I Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

The Duke And I


  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061741388

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The Duke And I Excerpt :

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!

A Duke in Disguise Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

A Duke in Disguise


  • Author : Cat Sebastian
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062820662

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A Duke in Disguise Excerpt :

One reluctant heir If anyone else had asked for his help publishing a naughty novel, Ash would have had the sense to say no. But he’s never been able to deny Verity Plum. Now he has his hands full illustrating a book and trying his damnedest not to fall in love with his best friend. The last thing he needs is to discover he’s a duke’s lost heir. Without a family or a proper education, he’s had to fight for his place in the world, and the idea of it—and Verity—being taken away from him chills him to the bone. One radical bookseller All Verity wants is to keep her brother out of prison, her business afloat, and her hands off Ash. Lately it seems she’s not getting anything she wants. She knows from bitter experience that she isn’t cut out for romance, but the more time she spends with Ash, the more she wonders if maybe she’s been wrong about herself. One disaster waiting to happen Ash has a month before his identity is exposed, and he plans to spend it with Verity. As they explore their long-buried passion, it becomes harder for Ash to face the music. Can Verity accept who Ash must become or will he turn away the only woman he’s ever loved?

Never a Duke Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Never a Duke


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538706992

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Never a Duke Excerpt :

A proper lady must choose between society or the untitled gentleman who has stolen her heart in this captivating Regency romance perfect for fans of Bridgerton. Ned Wentworth will be forever grateful to the family that plucked him from the streets and gave him a home, even though polite society still whispers years later about his questionable past. Precisely because of Ned’s connections in low places, Lady Rosalind Kinwood approaches him to help her find a lady’s maid who has disappeared. Rosalind is too opinionated—and too intelligent—and has frequently suffered judgment at the hands of polite society. Despite her family’s disdain for Ned, Rosalind finds he listens to her and respects her. Then too, his kisses are exquisite. As the investigation of the missing maids becomes more dangerous, both Ned and Rosalind will have to risk everything—including their hearts—if they are to share the happily ever after that Mayfair’s matchmakers have begrudged them both.

Too Scot to Handle Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Too Scot to Handle


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455569984

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Too Scot to Handle Excerpt :

Don't miss this "well-plotted, beautifully written story" (Library Journal) about a sexy Scot and the woman who finally captures his heart in the New York Times bestselling Windham Brides series. As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting -- this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige. Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear. "Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all." -- Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author "Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure." --Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

Who Wants to Marry a Duke Book
Score: 4
From 5 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 Excerpt :

“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

Dare to Love a Duke Book

Dare to Love a Duke


  • Author : Eva Leigh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-12-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062499462

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Dare to Love a Duke Excerpt :

Named one of Amazon's Best Romances of December! For a dashing duke and the proprietress of a secret, sensual club in the London Underground, passion could lead to love… if they dare Thomas Powell, the new Duke of Northfield, knows he should be proper and principled, like his father. No more dueling, or carousing, or frequenting masked parties where Londoners indulge their wildest desires. But he’s not ready to give up his freedom just yet. The club is an escape, a place where he can forget about society and the weight of his title… and see her, the woman he’s wanted forever. Lucia—known as Amina—manages the Orchid Club, a secret society where fantasies become reality. But for Lucia, it’s strictly business, profitable enough to finance her dream: a home for the lost girls of the streets. Surrounded by lovers, she only observes, unwilling risk her future for any man. No member has ever intrigued her...until him, the masked stranger whose heated looks sear her skin. After months of suppressed longing, they dare to give in to temptation… But the late duke’s legacy comes with a shocking secret, and the scandal threatens to destroy everything Tom loves… his family, the Orchid Club, and even Lucia.

My One and Only Duke Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

My One and Only Duke


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538728932

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My One and Only Duke Excerpt :

From a New York Times bestselling author and one of "the very best in today's Regency romance" (Elizabeth Hoyt) comes the story of the unconventional Wentworth family in this charming new series with a Cinderella twist. One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him. Jane Winston, the widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together. He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after? Also includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!When his carriage wheel snaps in a snowstorm, Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, is forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met. "Skillfully crafted and exquisitely written, Burrowes' latest is pure gold; a brilliant launch to a promising series." --Library Journal, starred review

A Duke by Any Other Name Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Duke by Any Other Name


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538700303

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A Duke by Any Other Name Excerpt :

A brooding duke finds his beautiful new neighbor way too intriguing for his liking in this delightful Regency romance. "Grace Burrowes is terrific!" --Julia Quinn Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man -- maybe too decent for his own good. That's precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help. Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven's backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She's asked him nicely, she's called on him politely, all to no avail -- until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She's vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they're not. BookPage Best Romance Novels of 2020

Mr  Hunt I Presume Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Mr Hunt I Presume


  • Author : Valerie Bowman
  • Publisher : June Third Enterprises, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-07-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989375825

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Mr Hunt I Presume Excerpt :

He never forgot her… When General Collin Hunt is ordered to take a much-needed holiday, he resigns himself to rest and recreation at his brother’s country estate. But when the only woman he ever loved—and selflessly gave up—shows up as his sister-in-law’s governess, his carefully ordered life is turned inside out. She’ll never forgive him… When Erienne Stone defied her family and fled her life of privilege, she never expected to be reunited with the man who’d abandoned her more than a decade before. But Lucy, Duchess of Claringdon, is a hard woman to say no to, even when Erienne’s heart is in danger of breaking all over again. A meddling matchmaker may be the key to their second chance… After a decade of pain and heartache, can two star-crossed lovers trust the truth in their own hearts?

Anything But a Duke Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Anything But a Duke


  • Author : Christy Carlyle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062854001

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Anything But a Duke Excerpt :

Self-made man Aidan Iverson has seen more closed doors in his thirty years than he’s ever cared to count. As a member of the elite Duke’s Den, he has all the money he could possibly need but the one thing he can’t purchase is true power. If roguish Aidan can’t buy his way into society’s hallowed halls, he’ll resort to a more extreme measure: marriage. Brought up to be a proper lady, the only thing Diana Ashby desires is to be left alone to the creation of her own devices. But when her dreams are crushed, she must find another way to secure the future of her invention. Knowing his desire to enter her world, Diana strikes a deal to arrange Aidan’s marriage to the perfect lady—as long as that lady isn’t her. She doesn’t need any distractions from her work, particularly of the sinfully handsome variety. As Diana and Aidan set out to find him an aristocratic match, neither are prepared for the passion that ignites between them or the love they can’t ignore. In the Duke’s Den, can happiness ever be a winning prospect?

Forever and a Duke Book

Forever and a Duke


  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538700280

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Forever and a Duke Excerpt :

A duke meets his match in the last place he'd ever expect in this charming Regency romance. Wrexham, Duke of Elsmore, is overrun by family obligations. With three sisters to escort about Town, a legion of cousins to look after, and aunties who insist he dance with every eligible young woman, he barely has time to manage his dukedom. When he finally carves out a moment to evaluate his family's finances, he learns that he -- and his sisters -- are on the verge of social catastrophe. Eleanora Hatfield has an uncanny knack for numbers, but she knows from experience that dealing with the peerage can only lead to problems. Though she wants nothing to do with any titled gentleman, she reluctantly agrees to help when Rex seeks aid from her employer. What starts out as an unwanted assignment soon leads to forbidden kisses and impossible longings. But with scandal haunting Ellie's past and looming in Rex's future, how can true love lead to anything but heartbreak? Includes the bonus story "The Lady in Red" by Kelly Bowen!

The Other Duke Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Other Duke


  • Author : Jess Michaels
  • Publisher : The Passionate Pen
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Other Duke Excerpt :

* * * A hot historical romance from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jess Michaels * * * For years Serafina McPhee has been engaged to marry the heir to the Duke of Hartholm and for almost as long, she has been struggling to find a way out of that engagement. When he suddenly dies, she does not mourn but thrills at the idea that she will be free. Unfortunately, best laid plans go awry when the next in line for the title, her intended's cousin, Raphael "Rafe" Flynn is forced to take over the engagement. But Serafina knows Rafe's reputation as a libertine and wants nothing to do with him, either, even if he is devastatingly handsome. She proposes an arrangement: she will agree to the marriage and provide Rafe with his heir and spare. Once she has done her duty, he will let her go. Rafe is intrigued both by her beauty and by her utter disgust with the idea of being his bride. Women normally fall at his feet, not cringe away from him. However, since their arranged marriage is not something he can escape, he agrees to her terms. But when he finds out on their wedding night the truth about her torture at the hands of his predecessor, he finds himself driven not just to fulfill his bargain with his new bride, but to introduce her to desire. While they move closer together, surrendering to wicked pleasures, dangerous emotions may violate every agreement they've made.