Blame It on the Duke

Blame It on the Duke Author Lenora Bell
ISBN-10 9780349417622
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Have you heard? The future Duke of Barrington has just been gambled away by his father. To an heiress! The delicious details thus far . . . Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry - nor add to the 'mad' Hatherly line - but now he must honor his father's debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate. A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She's spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she'd be at liberty to explore the world. She'll just have to drive this one away as well. Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly "madness" takes hold. It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss - won't it? Alice and Nick are about to find out . . . one sultry night at a time. This ought to be fun . . .

If I Only Had a Duke

If I Only Had a Duke Author Lenora Bell
ISBN-10 9780062397751
Year 2016-08-30
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming. She won’t domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt’s Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season. The duke ruined her plans and he’ll just have to fix them. Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage—he uses dalliances and public spectacle to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is fraught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart...and he’s losing it to Thea.

How the Duke Was Won

How the Duke Was Won Author Lenora Bell
ISBN-10 9780349413730
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question. Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong? She is not like the others . . . Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is: * Be the perfect English rose (Ha!) * Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure) * Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try) * Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting) When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart. 'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author 'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks 'RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit.' Starred review from Booklist 'Everything that made me first fall in love with historical romances while still being new and different. Trust me...you've been waiting for Lenora Bell.' Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author 'Hooked me from page one with its humor, emotion, and captivating characters. Lenora Bell is a true delight to read.' Lorraine Heath, USA Today bestselling author 'A winning tale in which disreputable but charming protagonists bond over a shared passion for righting social injustices....Colorful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner." Starred review from Publishers Weekly 'Fierce and full of surprises... this spicy romance will delight fans of the genre. Bell has found a new avenue to the happily-ever-after of the Regency era. Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list.' Starred review from Kirkus

I Dared the Duke

I Dared the Duke Author Anna Bennett
ISBN-10 9781250100931
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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DARE TO FALL IN LOVE Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, is known throughout the ton for three things: the burn scars on his neck, his ornery disposition, and the trail of broken hearts behind him. None of which would concern Miss Elizabeth Lacey in the least—if she weren’t living under his roof. As his grandmother’s companion, Beth is all too concerned with the moody and compelling duke. Incensed by his plans to banish the sweet dowager duchess to the country, Beth refuses to do his bidding. If Alex wants her help, he’s going to have to take her dare...and grant her three wishes. Alex adores his grandmother, which is precisely why she must leave. A string of unfortunate incidents has him worried for the safety of everyone around him—including the dowager’s loyal and lovely companion, Beth. But the notorious wallflower isn’t as meek as she appears, and as their battle of wills heats up, so does Alex’s desire. He’s dangerously close to falling in love with her...and revealing secrets he’d rather keep hidden. How can he convince her that his darkest days are behind him—and that, for the first time in forever, his heart is true? I Dared the Duke continues Anna Bennett's Regency-era romance series, The Wayward Wallflowers.

Dangerous in Diamonds

Dangerous in Diamonds Author Madeline Hunter
ISBN-10 1101513934
Year 2011-04-26
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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When the outrageously wealthy Duke of Castleford is bequeathed a small piece of property that houses a modest flower shop, he encounters its owner, the mysterious Daphne Joyes-a budding rose who quickly becomes the object of his seduction.

It s Not About the Truth

It s Not About the Truth Author Don Yaeger
ISBN-10 9781416551492
Year 2008-06-03
Pages 335
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An inside account of the Duke Lacrosse rape case by the team's former head coach discusses the events that took place on the night of the alleged crime, cites DNA evidence and contrary testimony that supports the accused team members' innocence, and decries the media practices that resulted in damaging prejudgment. Reprint.

The Trouble With Dukes

The Trouble With Dukes Author Grace Burrowes
ISBN-10 9780349415420
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic.' Mary Balogh They call him the Duke of Murder . . . The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse - a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different. No one was fiercer at war than Hamish McHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he'll take on any challenge - even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn't the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she's fighting battles of her own. For her, he'll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea Author Sophia Nash
ISBN-10 9780062096470
Year 2012-02-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“[Nash] ignites the page with passion.” —Julia Quinn Set the hit comedy, The Hangover, in England’s Regency Era and what do you get? Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea, the first book in RITA Award-winner Sophia Nash’s wickedly clever and wonderfully sensual Royal Entourage series. The author of Secrets of a Scandalous Bride, which was named by Booklist as one of the “Top Ten Romances of the Year,” Nash delights readers once again by following the romantic exploits of the rogues of the royal entourage after a night of unheralded, and mostly unremembered, extravagance. Karen Hawkins, Elizabeth Boyle, and Victoria Alexander fans will be thrilled with this tantalizing tale of a duke exiled from London for certain undukelike behavior he cannot recall who stumbles into even more trouble when he is instantly captivated by an imperiled beauty he discovers hanging off of a cliff.

Never Trust a Pirate

Never Trust a Pirate Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781250121707
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . . A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different... Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way? Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

One Eyed Dukes Are Wild

One Eyed Dukes Are Wild Author Megan Frampton
ISBN-10 9780062412775
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward? The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side. Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion . . .

The Duke s Night of Sin

The Duke s Night of Sin Author Kathryn Caskie
ISBN-10 9780062030504
Year 2010-11-30
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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“Caskie’s wit sparkles like a crown jewel.” —New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd Bestselling author Kathryn Caskie tempts historical readers once more with the Seven Deadly Sins—the deliciously licentious Sinclair family of unforgettable rogues and rapscallions—in The Duke’s Night of Sin. This latest family chronicle of passionate misadventures pits Lady Siusan Sinclair against the one man who holds in one hand the power to ruin her…and in the other, the key to her heart. If you adore the amorous exploits of Stephanie Laurens’s sinful Cynsters and Julia Quinn’s delightful Bridgerton clan—or have a passion for the romantic fiction of Lisa Kleypas and Victoria Alexander—The Duke’s Night of Sin is a night you will long remember!

Wilde in Love

Wilde in Love Author Eloisa James
ISBN-10 9780349409047
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' People Magazine 'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James.' Julia Quinn The first book in Eloisa James's dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and charm. Things are about to get Wilde . . . Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche. Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper. Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy . . . Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and of Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses

The Scot Beds His Wife

The Scot Beds His Wife Author Kerrigan Byrne
ISBN-10 9781250122551
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne. They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster. Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him...more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity... A marriage most convenient Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own...

Dearest Rogue

Dearest Rogue Author Elizabeth Hoyt
ISBN-10 9781455586332
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vision
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HE CAN GUARD HER Lady Phoebe Batten is pretty, vivacious, and yearning for a social life befitting the sister of a powerful duke. But because she is almost completely blind, her overprotective brother insists that she have an armed bodyguard by her side at all times-the very irritating Captain Trevillion. FROM EVERY DANGER Captain James Trevillion is proud, brooding, and cursed with a leg injury from his service in the King's dragoons. Yet he can still shoot and ride like the devil, so watching over the distracting Lady Phoebe should be no problem at all-until she's targeted by kidnappers. BUT PASSION ITSELF Caught in a deadly web of deceit, James must risk life and limb to save his charge from the lowest of cads-one who would force Lady Phoebe into a loveless marriage. But while they're confined to close quarters for her safekeeping, Phoebe begins to see the tender man beneath the soldier's hard exterior . . . and the possibility of a life-and love-she never imagined possible.

Forgotten and Remembered

Forgotten and Remembered Author Bree Wolf
ISBN-10 1518723292
Year 2015-11-22
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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One night, they found themselves under some mistletoe.Now he owes her a kiss. And she is determined to claim it. HIS HEART TORN in two, Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, mourns his wife. As he distances himself from everything that reminds him of happier days lost forever, he comes to realize that there is one thing he cannot run from.Graham needs a new wife, if only for the sake of his daughter.DISILLUSIONED WITH LOVE, Rosabel only wishes to not remain a burden to her uncle's family much longer. After seeing her parents' love turn against them, Rosabel dreams of an independent life as a governess.But then a stranger asks for her hand in marriage, and to her utter shock her uncle instantly agrees.Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham's late wife keep him from finding happiness?