The Duke s Perfect Wife

The Duke s Perfect Wife
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 309
ISBN: 0425247104
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Release: 2012
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Lady Eleanor Ramsay, his former fiancâee, arrives at his doorstep with scandalous nude pictures of him taken long ago, Hart Mackenie wonders if she has come to ruin him - or save him.

The Duke s Perfect Wife

The Duke s Perfect Wife
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101561591
Available:
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

The Duke s Perfect Wife

The Duke s Perfect Wife
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 309
ISBN: 1617938254
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Lady Eleanor Ramsay, his former fiancee, arrives at his doorstep with scandalous nude pictures of him taken long ago, Hart Mackenie, who has sacrificed everything to keep his brothers safe, wonders if she has come to ruin him - or save him.

The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife
Author: Lynsay Sands
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062013548
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Release: 2010-06-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!” —Christina Dodd A most-willing beauty wants to be The Perfect Wife—with everything that entails—to her brave and handsome new groom, but an outrageous series of mishaps seems to get in their way. Fear not, though, for true love will always prevail in New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lynsay Sands’s wicked historical romance romps. Carrying her readers back to Medieval England—centuries before the contemporary romantic affairs of her popular Argeneau vampire family—Lynsay Sands will enchant fans of Julia Quinn and Sabrina Jeffries with this classic tale rich in humor and passion.

The Duke s Wicked Wife

The Duke s Wicked Wife
Author: Elizabeth Bright
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781640638501
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Release: 2020-03-16
Editor: Entangled: Scandalous
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sebastian Sinclair, the Duke of Wessex, is not in love with Eliza Benton—nor anyone else, for that matter. But he must marry and produce an heir, and love is not required for either. His future duchess must be of high birth and good nature, a lady unlikely to snipe at him over breakfast. In short, the complete opposite of Eliza. So who better to help him find a bride? Eliza Benton is not in love with the Duke of Wessex. He’s infuriating, arrogant, and an ass of the first order. Not that she has any intention of marrying anyone now that her secret dream is on the cusp of becoming reality. A husband would ruin all her careful plans. But she’s all for finding her nemesis the perfect bride, anything to get him from underfoot so she can focus on her writing. Thank goodness Sebastian and Eliza aren’t in love. That would be disastrous.

The Duke And I

The Duke And I
Author: Julia Quinn
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780061741388
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Duke s Disaster

The Duke s Disaster
Author: Grace Burrowes
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781492605317
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Exquisitely crafted, intensely memorable romance."—Library Journal, STARRED Review Between his high-handedness and her pride, what could possibly go wrong? Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, proposes to prim Lady Thea Collins because he refuses to waste time on courtship nonsense and Lady Thea should make a good, obedient duchess. Noah prides himself on his practicality, so he's dismayed when his engagement to Lady Thea embroils him in nothing but trouble. Is he courting a duchess of convenience or a ducal disaster? Lady Thea has fallen on hard times, and accepts His Grace's proposal because he shows every indication of being a distant and manageable husband. When the duke intrudes into every aspect of Thea's life, and adds humor, tenderness and passionate kisses to their bargain, Thea must take His Grace firmly in hand. Regency Romances from Grace Burrowes: The Heir (The Windhams: The Duke's Obsession, Book 1) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (The Windhams: The Duke's Daughters, Book 1) The Captive Duke (Captive Hearts, Book 1) Additional Praise for The Duke's Disaster: "I fell head-over-heels-in-love with this book, the characters, the plot...I think it's one of the best romances for years to come!"—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!

Regarding the Duke

Regarding the Duke
Author: Grace Callaway
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781939537393
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Release: 2021
Editor: Grace Callaway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She married him for love. He married her for money. For years, sweet, innocent Gabriella Garrity has adored her powerful husband Adam, one of London’s most ruthless moneylenders. Yet devastating revelations shatter her illusions about their marriage—at the same time that they make him realize the truth of his feelings for his wife. Can a marriage that started with lies turn into a ravishing love story for all time? Find out in this steamy, long-awaited romance featuring anti-hero Adam Garrity and his beloved Gabby! Books by Grace Callaway: GAME OF DUKES (a sexy Victorian romance series) Book 1: The Duke Identity Book 2: Enter the Duke Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Preorder now!) HEART OF ENQUIRY (a sexy Regency romance series) Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much Book 2: M is for Marquess Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me MAYHEM IN MAYFAIR (a sexy Regency romance series) Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot Book 2: Her Wanton Wager Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion ~~~ Connect with Grace: Grace's VIP newsletter: gracecallaway.com/newsletter facebook.com/GraceCallawayBooks instagram.com/gracecallawaybooks/ gracecallaway.com

The Duke s Accidental Wife

The Duke s Accidental Wife
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781939713438
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Intrepid Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

An Ideal Wife

An Ideal Wife
Author: Gemma Townley
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9780345499844
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Release: 2010
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a reimagining of Oscar Wild's play An Ideal Husband, Jessica Wild aims to be the perfect wife for her husband, until a former rival shows up and threatens to ruin all of Jessica's hard work. By the author of A Wild Affair. Original.

Never Kiss a Duke

Never Kiss a Duke
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062867438
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of Orpah Mag's Best Romance Novels of 2020! A disinherited duke and a former lady are courting much more than business in the first novel in Megan Frampton’s newest titillating series, Hazards of Dukes. Everything he had ever known was a lie… Sebastian, Duke of Hasford, has a title, wealth, privilege, and plenty of rakish charm. Until he discovers the only thing that truly belongs to him is his charm. An accident of birth has turned him into plain Mr. de Silva. Now, Sebastian is flummoxed as to what to do with his life—until he stumbles into a gambling den owned by Miss Ivy, a most fascinating young lady, who hires him on the spot. Working with a boss has never seemed so enticing. Everything tells her he’s a risk she has to take… Two years ago, Ivy gambled everything that was precious to her—and won. Now the owner of London’s most intriguing gambling house, Ivy is competent, assured, and measured. Until she meets Mr. de Silva, who stirs feelings she didn’t realize she had. Can she keep her composure around her newest employee? They vow to keep their partnership strictly business, but just one kiss makes them realize that with each passing day—and night—there’s nothing as tempting as what is forbidden…

Put Up Your Duke

Put Up Your Duke
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062352231
Available:
Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke's Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . . To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she's also a bag of wedding night nerves, so Nicholas decides to wait to do his duty—even if it means heading to the boxing saloon every day to punch away his frustration. Groomed her whole life to become the perfect duchess, Isabella longs for independence, a dream that is gone forever. As her husband, Nicholas can do whatever he likes—but, to Isabella's surprise, the notorious rake instead begins a gentle seduction that is melting every inch of her reserve, night by night . . . To his utter shock, Nicholas discovers that no previous exploits were half as pleasurable as wooing his own wife. But has the realm's most disreputable duke found the one woman who can bring him to his knees— and leave him there?

How the Duke Was Won

How the Duke Was Won
Author: Lenora Bell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062397737
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive… but only one can become a duchess. 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.

Wish Upon a Duke

Wish Upon a Duke
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943794195
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A star-crossed lovers, opposites attract, feel good romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Rumor has it, charming adventurer Christopher Pringle is finally ready to settle down. He’s searching for a free-spirited bride to join him on his travels. But when the matchmaker he hires turns out to be the woman he had a public spat with the day before, nothing goes as planned! Miss Gloria Godwin loves exploring the world… from the safety of a book. She detests her dashing client’s attempts to force her from her comfort zone. It should be easy to marry off the handsome heir to a dukedom. But the more she tries to match him to other women, the harder it gets to say goodbye… The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!

Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage

Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780425235454
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When her husband, Lord Mac Mackenzie, follows her to London, determined to win her back, Lady Isabella Scranton rises to the challenge by tempting him in ways he could have never imagined, but a dangerous enemy waits in the wings to stop them from reuniting--forever. Original.

The Duke s Quandary

The Duke s Quandary
Author: Callie Hutton
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781622664641
Available:
Release: 2014-03-10
Editor: Entangled: Scandalous
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

London 1814. Drake, Duke of Manchester is searching the Marriage Mart for a perfect bride. He wants a woman who is poised, sophisticated, and worthy of the title Duchess. But most of all, he wants a woman who does not want the useless emotion of love. Socially awkward Miss Penelope Clayton isn't meant for marriage. A serious botanist, she has no desire to wed, so being forced by her guardian to participate in the Season to find a husband is torture. She'll never fit in with the ton, especially if they discover she's been pretending to be a man within the scientific community. As Drake's family makes over Penelope, turning her from naive bluestocking to enchanting debutante, he is put upon to introduce her to society and eligible bachelors. Despite dance lessons and new gowns, Penelope is the opposite of poised and sophisticated as she stumbles from one mishap to the next. Why then, does he find it so hard to resist her? The Marriage Mart Mayhem series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Elusive Wife Book #2 The Duke's Quandary Book #3 The Lady's Disgrace Book #4 The Baron's Betrayal Book #5 The Highlander's Choice Book #6 The Highlander's Accidental Marriage Book #7 The Earl's Return

The Duke Redemption

The Duke Redemption
Author: Grace Callaway
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781939537416
Available:
Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Grace Callaway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From USA Today & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway A passionate night at a masquerade uncovers their deepest desires...but will the light of day destroy their perfect fantasy? Find out in this sensual and heart-melting twist on Beauty and the Beast! ~National Reader's Choice Award Finalist~ ~Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist~ ~NTRWA Carolyn Reader's Choice Award Finalist~ "You get all the feels in all the right places when reading a Grace Callaway book....The love affair between Wick and Bea is beautiful (and scorching)." -Angela, Goodreads A Lady Looking for Sin Once London’s reigning debutante, Lady Beatrice Wodehouse is poised for a life of happiness when an accident shatters her dreams. Renamed Lady Beastly by vicious gossips, she flees loss and betrayal, escaping to the countryside. There, she finds solace in anonymity and discovers new purpose, turning her estate into a haven for society’s outcasts. Yet a shard of her old dream remains: she yearns for a taste of forbidden passion… A Gentleman in Search of Redemption Once London’s most feckless rake, Wickham Murray has fought to redeem his honor and prove that he is more than a shallow Adonis. Now a railway industrialist, he’s as renowned for his prowess in the boardroom as in the bedchamber. His latest venture will be the greatest success of his career: the only obstacle is a stubborn country spinster who refuses to sell him her land. On his way to negotiate with her, he stops at a masquerade, where an encounter with a masked lady changes everything he thought he knew about desire… Their Timeless Tale Negotiations go from heated to scorching as Bea and Wick discover that they are not only opponents in business but lovers bonded by a night of ecstasy that neither can forget. As they wrestle with all-consuming passion and blossoming love, they must also contend with deadly attacks from a mysterious foe. In order to survive, they will have to unravel dark secrets…and trust the truth of their own hearts. The Duke Redemption is the 4th book in the Game of Dukes series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and is also part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below: Game of Dukes series (hot historical romance): Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa) Book 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie) Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby) Book 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice) Book 5: The Return of the Duke (Knight & Fancy) Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot Regency romance): Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel) Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma) Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea) Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny) Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet) Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly) Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose) Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot Regency romance): Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas) Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin) Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose) Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Earl s Innocent Mistress

The Earl s Innocent Mistress
Author: Marcia Skye
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1082169854
Available:
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emma and her older is in dire strait. Only the protection of rich gentlemen can save them from danger. And just their luck, an infamous madame is willing to accept them in her Courtesan Ball.Despite her misgiving, Emma agrees to her sister's mad scheme. Until on the day of the ball, her sister leaves her alone in a den of sin. Then, she meets someone she knows, someone from the life she has left behind. And thank her lucky star, he doesn't remember who she is.Charles has no need for a mistress. He is thirty and three, he is ready to respectably settle down. Yet, fate brings him to the infamous Courtesan Ball, and not only that, now, he is saddled with a mistress. A young woman with big, vulnerable green eyes, who refuses to leave his mind.

The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie

The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101625583
Available:
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SECOND SIGHT AND SEDUCTION… Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family—he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien—one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England—he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he’s wildly attracted to her. Violet knows she can’t really contact the other side, but she’s excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet’s past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It’s not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.

Four Nights with the Duke

Four Nights with the Duke
Author: Eloisa James
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062223920
Available:
Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eloisa James returns with another fabulous romance in her New York Times bestselling Desperate Duchesses series! As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn. Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia's audacious proposal, but there's one thing he won't give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil's bargain . . . he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do. Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can't afford to lose.