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How to Forget a Duke
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 006268549X

Summary: The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember . . . unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia. The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets. All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic . . . and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . . When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.


Ten Kisses to Scandal
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2018-12-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062685506

Summary: The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake… Briar Bourne’s matchmaking career could be summed up in two words—comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan—enlisting London’s most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, it’s no surprise that Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel… Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. He’s only helping Briar so that she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid—so blasted tempting—that soon, Nicholas can’t stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her. Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love.


A Duke to Die For
  • Author : Amelia Grey
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1402227310

Summary: Acclaimed Regency romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey Henrietta doesn't want a husband... Miss Henrietta Tweed is convinced that she carries a curse—one that's responsible for killing her previous guardians. So when she's sent to Lucien Trent Blakewell, the fifth Duke of Blakewell and the last man her father trusted to care for her, she knows the only way to save the duke is to persuade him to sign over her inheritance and set her free. Does she? Lucien doesn't believe there's a curse and just wants to get his new ward off his hands by finding her a suitable husband. But as the chemistry between him and Henrietta grows, he is increasingly tempted to fill that role himself. And when suspicious accidents begin to endanger the Duke's life, Henrietta must take drastic measures to save the one man she could love... The Rogues' Dynasty series: A Duke to Die For (Book 1) A Marquis to Marry (Book 2) An Earl to Enchant (Book 3) "Intriguing danger, sharp humor, and plenty of simmering sexual chemistry."—Booklist "Perfectly timed and tuned."—Long and Short of It Reviews "Memorable characters...humor, excitement and great love scenes. I couldn't ask for anything more!"—The Romance Studio "An upbeat plot...sweep[s] readers along at a lively pace in a lusciously spicy romp."—Library Journal


The Rogue to Ruin
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0062685538

Summary: The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . . Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact. Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancé. Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.


A Duke of Her Own
  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher : InkWell Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-01-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A duke must choose wisely . . . Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is inclined to agree. Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field . . . But in the bedroom. And the heart.


How To Love A Duke in Ten Days
  • Author : Kerrigan Byrne
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 9781250318848

Summary: 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



All I Want for Christmas Is a Duke
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret,Valerie Bowman,Tiffany Clare,Ashlyn Macnamara
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0062441515

Summary: The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course—dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the ton… A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple ’tis the season of second chances… Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Hollyshire’s ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie’s Christmas wish be granted at last? To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything—even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love. Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor? An Avon Romance


Lord Holt Takes a Bride
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062976575

Summary: USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a charming new trilogy about three debutantes who get more than they bargained for when it comes to the mating habits of scoundrels . . . Heiress Winnifred Humphries refuses to marry the odious man her parents have chosen. She’ll marry for love or not at all. But how does a woman know a man truly loves her? Needing answers, she sets out to discover the marriage habits of London’s aristocrats. Yet when her friends kidnap a lord for research, Winn knows they’ve gone too far. Now she’s facing a wickedly handsome scoundrel who wants revenge. Lord Asher Holt has the perfect plan to free himself of his father’s debts. But when a trio of foolish debutantes abducts him, their scheme ruins everything! Fuming and tied to a chair, Holt overhears that one of them is an heiress. Perhaps he isn’t above a little kidnapping either. Yet, when the heiress runs away from her own wedding and straight into his waiting carriage, Holt finds himself on an adventure he’ll never forget, falling in love with a woman worth more than any treasure. But will Winn ever believe his heart only desires her . . . and not her fortune?


Who Wants to Marry a Duke
  • Author : Sabrina Jeffries
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781420148572

Summary: 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


My Kind of Earl
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062976604

Summary: USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret continues her charming new trilogy with a bluestocking whose search for information on the mating habits of scoundrels has her stumbling upon the missing heir to an earldom... in the London underworld. Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simple study of scoundrels goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger... who turns out to be far more than an average rake out for a night of pleasure. He's positively wild! Only the most feral and cunning could have survived foundling homes and work houses. Orphaned as an infant, Raven never had another name. At least... not until he meets her. Now he's face-to-face with the one person who recognizes the strange birthmark on his arm and can reinstate him to his blue-blooded birthright. All at once, Raven's life takes a turn. His knowledge of dark alleys and gaming hells never prepared him for gilded ballrooms. So Jane becomes his tutor. Yet, the more lessons in decorum she offers, the more this untamed scoundrel wants to teach her all the ways to be wicked.


The Audible Past
  • Author : Jonathan Sterne
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-13
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN Code: 9780822330134

Summary: DIVCultural study of the development of sound technology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from telephones and stethoscopes to record players./div



What a Difference a Duke Makes
  • Author : Lenora Bell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062692429

Summary: Wanted: Governess for duke’s unruly children Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have terrorized half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives. Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won’t be quite so easy to control. And there’s something else she can’t seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time Edgar is near. Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she’s the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win . . .?


The Duchess of Love
  • Author : Sally MacKenzie
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code: 1420123203

Summary: A Duke In Disguise. . . The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice. . . Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he's his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he's discovered swimming in his pond--if he can manage to get a word in edgewise. . . Praise for the Novels of Sally MacKenzie "Naked, noble and irresistible!" --Eloisa James "The romance equivalent of chocolate cake. . .every page is an irresistible delight!" --Lisa Kleypas "A perfect night's read."--Romantic Times "Great fun."--Publishers Weekly 31,000 Words


Never Deny a Duke
  • Author : Madeline Hunter
  • Publisher : Decadent Dukes Society
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN Code: 9781432864774

Summary: A New York Times Bestselling AuthorDecadent Dukes SocietyHe is the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum's reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, which Davina intends to put to good use. Brentworth, however, is as difficult to persuade as he is to resist. So when Davina shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him, he is intrigued. Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate.


The Wicked Ways of a Duke
  • Author : Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2007-12-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780061143618

Summary: She thought she was the luckiest woman in London . . . Surviving on a seamstress' income and a steady stream of fantasies, Prudence Bosworth has always longed for love and romance. Then she inherits a fortune from the father she's never seen, with the stipulation that she wed in one year. Prudence is determined to marry for true love, and after seeing firsthand the splendid chivalry of a certain duke, only one man will do . . . Rhys de Winter, the Duke of St. Cyres, hides his cynicism behind a quick wit and an even quicker smile. He must marry an heiress, and as luck would have it, the pretty little seamstress-turned-heiress is exactly what he needs. But he never expected to fall for Prudence, and when his shocking deception is revealed, he will stop at nothing to win her back . . . even if it means renouncing every last one of his wicked ways.


How to Beguile a Duke
  • Author : Ally Broadfield
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-12-08
  • Category:
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 9781505440683

Summary: The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager... Nick will sell Walsley Manor if--and only if--Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season. Of course, Nick is certain he'll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine's unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won't just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away...


Relative Values
  • Author : Sarah Franklin,Susan McKinnon
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-02-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN Code: 0822383225

Summary: The essays in Relative Values draw on new work in anthropology, science studies, gender theory, critical race studies, and postmodernism to offer a radical revisioning of kinship and kinship theory. Through a combination of vivid case studies and trenchant theoretical essays, the contributors—a group of internationally recognized scholars—examine both the history of kinship theory and its future, at once raising questions that have long occupied a central place within the discipline of anthropology and moving beyond them. Ideas about kinship are vital not only to understanding but also to forming many of the practices and innovations of contemporary society. How do the cultural logics of contemporary biopolitics, commodification, and globalization intersect with kinship practices and theories? In what ways do kinship analogies inform scientific and clinical practices; and what happens to kinship when it is created in such unfamiliar sites as biogenetic labs, new reproductive technology clinics, and the computers of artificial life scientists? How does kinship constitute—and get constituted by—the relations of power that draw lines of hierarchy and equality, exclusion and inclusion, ambivalence and violence? The contributors assess the implications for kinship of such phenomena as blood transfusions, adoption across national borders, genetic support groups, photography, and the new reproductive technologies while ranging from rural China to mid-century Africa to contemporary Norway and the United States. Addressing these and other timely issues, Relative Values injects new life into one of anthropology's most important disciplinary traditions. Posing these and other timely questions, Relative Values injects an important interdisciplinary curiosity into one of anthropology’s most important disciplinary traditions. Contributors. Mary Bouquet, Janet Carsten, Charis Thompson Cussins, Carol Delaney, Gillian Feeley-Harnik, Sarah Franklin, Deborah Heath, Stefan Helmreich, Signe Howell, Jonathan Marks, Susan McKinnon, Michael G. Peletz, Rayna Rapp, Martine Segalen, Pauline Turner Strong, Melbourne Tapper, Karen-Sue Taussig, Kath Weston, Yunxiang Yan


Midnight Marriage
  • Author : Lucinda Brant
  • Publisher : Sprigleaf
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN Code: 0980801311

Summary: One of the 20 Most Romantic Books Ever, According to BookBub Members Inspired by real events, a secretly arranged marriage establishes a dynasty. After years in exile, Julian returns to claim a bride he doesn’t know. To his delight, he discovers she is everything he’d hoped for. Unaware they are already married, Deb is content with her independent life. Julian’s challenge is to have her accept him on his merit, even though she has no choice at all. The future of the Roxton dukedom depends upon it. Set in the opulent world of the Georgian aristocracy, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style—heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after. Character-driven romantic adventure Non-explicit, mild sensuality Story length 100,000 words (not including bonus material) Reviews Lucinda Brant’s sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance —Cheryl Bolen, New York Times bestselling author You will once again be reminded why Lucinda Brant’s books are such a treasure. —SWurman, Night Owl Reviews 5 STAR TOP PICK The energy starts on page one and never lets up. Twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning pages. Highly recommended! — Fiona Ingram, Readers’ Favorite 5 STAR MEDAL WINNER Lucinda Brant fully immerses the reader in the world of Georgian England, keeping you turning pages, or listening late into the night as the case may be. For those historical romance fans who have been gobsmacked by Nicholas Boulton (as a narrator), I am thrilled to report that Alex Wyndham is every bit as good. His narrative voice is deep and lovely. I unreservedly recommend that you listen to Midnight Marriage.—Lady Wesley, Romantic Historical Reviews audiobook review Accolades B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Readers’ Favorite Audiobook Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist



Nothing Like a Duke
  • Author : Jane Ashford
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781492621652

Summary: How does a gentleman rescue a lady? Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. When Flora shows up, Robert is nothing short of shocked. When she insists on saving herself? While Flora hates the expectations of fashionable society, she finds the annoyingly charming Lord Robert hard to resist. But while their attraction flares, someone much more sinister arrives and threatens Flora. Every fiber of Robert's being says to step in and save her...but some damsels in distress insist on saving themselves. The Duke's Sons Series: Heir to the Duke (Book 1) What the Duke Doesn't Know (Book 2) Lord Sebastian's Secret (Book 3) Nothing Like a Duke (Book 4) Praise for Jane Ashford: "Fabulous romance with wonderful characters... I couldn't put this book down." --Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Heir to the Duke, 4 1/2 Stars "Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists...a fetching romp." --Library Journal for Heir to the Duke "Enchanting story...charming romance...readers will be delighted." --RT Book Reviews for What the Duke Doesn't Know, 4 Stars "Fabulous series...every bit is a joy to read." --Fresh Fiction for What the Duke Doesn't Know



The Duke's Governess Bride
  • Author : Miranda Jarrett
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1459219589

Summary: Former governess Jane Wood is on borrowed time—and she doesn't want the fairy tale of her Grand Tour to end. She awaits the arrival of her employer, Richard Farren, Duke of Aston, with trepidation…. To widower Richard, meek and mousy Miss Wood is unrecognizable as the carefree and passionate Jane. Seeing Venice through her eyes opens his mind and heart to romance! Yet a sinister threat hangs over their newfound happiness: to protect Jane, Richard will have to overcome the demons of his past and persuade her to become his proper wife….


Never Kiss a Duke
  • Author : Megan Frampton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062867431

Summary: 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…


What the Duke Desires
  • Author : Sabrina Jeffries
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1451693516

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author who “delivers lively lovers” and “entertaining, sensual historical romance” (Booklist) comes the first in her new series The Duke’s Men, featuring the Duke of Lyons and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount. They are the Duke’s Men—an investigative agency born out of family pride and irresistible passion...and they risk their lives and hearts to unravel any shocking deception or scandalous transgression. Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, accepted long ago that his kidnapped brother was dead. When a cryptic note from investigator Tristan Bonnaud claims otherwise, Max seeks out Tristan’s sister, Lisette—and is infuriated to learn that Tristan has mysteriously vanished. Have the siblings perpetrated an elaborate hoax? Or is the fiercely protective beauty as innocent as she claims? Fearful that the powerful duke will destroy Tristan’s career in his zeal for the truth, the clever Lisette convinces Max to accompany her to Paris in a joint search for their loved ones. But their journey takes a seductive twist when they pose as an ordinary husband and wife—not an English duke with a tarnished family name and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount—and discover an exhilarating passion free from the damning secrets of the past. With the line between danger and desire enticingly blurred, they discover that some mysteries, like those of the heart, are answered tenfold in the bliss of a true and trusting love.


When a Marquess Loves a Woman
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0062446355

Summary: As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White—the most beautiful debutante of the season—except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord... taking Max’s heart with her. Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she’s never forgotten Max… or his soul-searing kiss. Yet it’s clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her—after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it’s a battle of wills he wants, it’s a battle he’ll get. He hates her for breaking his heart. She detests him for destroying her future. But beneath all the loathing simmers an intoxicating passion that neither can ignore… and the harder they resist, the harder they will inevitably fall.


A Duke to Remember
  • Author : Kelly Bowen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1455536814

Summary: Love takes the stage . . . Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama. Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He's managed to avoid any complications or entanglements-that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there's more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity-and her true feelings for him-the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever.


A Christmas to Remember
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas,Lorraine Heath,Megan Frampton,Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 9780062747235

Summary: Romance stars Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Megan Frampton, and Vivienne Lorret prove in this collection of stories that love is the most magical during Christmas… "I Will" by Lisa Kleypas To be reinstated into his father’s will, Andrew, Lord Drake, must court a respectable woman-his friend’s spinster sister, Miss Caroline Hargreaves. After he blackmails Caroline into helping him, the charade begins-but is it really a charade once love takes hold of their hearts…? "Deck the Halls With Love" by Lorraine Heath Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, devastated Lady Meredith Hargreaves when he proposed to another. But when he becomes free to pursue her, it’s too late for she’s on her way to the altar….. As Christmas approaches, Chetwyn vows to lure Lady Meredith back into his arms. "No Groom at the Inn" by Megan Frampton James Archer detests his mother’s matchmaking ways. When ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with simpering maidens, he produces a fiancée-Lady Sophronia Bettesford. James and Sophronia pretend to be in love for one month. But their pact soon turns into love. "The Duke’s Christmas Wish" by Vivienne Lorret To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything-even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love. Four previously published stories together for the first time.


College Drinking
  • Author : George W. Dowdall
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1579228151

Summary: Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.


Hard to Forget
  • Author : Charles Pierce
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A moving, intensely personal look at Alzheimer's disease and its effects describes the genetic components of Alzheimer's, the medical competition to find an effective treatment or cure, and the author's own family's emotional struggle with the devastating impact of the disease. 50,000 first printing. Tour.



The King of All, Sir Duke
  • Author : Peter Lavezzoli
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2001-04-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 9780826414045

Summary: Twenty-five years ago in his hit song, "Sir Duke," Stevie Wonder sings: "Music knows it is and always will be one of the things that life just won't quit. / Here are some of music's basic pioneers that time will not allow us to forget: / There's Basie, Miller, Satchmo, and the King of All, Sir Duke! / And with a voice like Ella's ringing out, there's no way the band can lose! / You can feel it all over!" To say that Ellington was a prominent jazz-band leader of the twentieth century would be like saying William Shakespeare was simply a prominent English playwright of the time. This book begins with personal reflections as well as the life before going on to consider--through anecdote, musical scholarship, and personal interviews--Ellington's profound and direct influence on an amazing range of pop artists: Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Miles Davis (who, in the ultimate tribute, had himself interred next to The Duke in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery), Sun Ra, James Brown, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Prince, Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, and Ravi Shankar.


How to Dance With a Duke
  • Author : Manda Collins
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 142995261X

Summary: How to Dance With a Duke Manda Collins What's a wallflower to do when she's suddenly in need of a husband? Use all the pluck and moxie she can muster to get what she wants... Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club—and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He's a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily—even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season's most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston's expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer's bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened...or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined....


If I Only Had a Duke
  • Author : Lenora Bell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0349413754

Summary: 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. Well, the duke ruined her plans and now he'll just have to fix them. Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage - he uses dalliances 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. Praise for Lenora Bell: '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 humour, 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....Colourful 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


Bringing Down the Duke
  • Author : Evie Dunmore
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0349424098

Summary: 'I have read the future of historical romance, and it's Evie Dunmore' Eva Leigh, author of Dare to Love a Duke Oxford, 1879. A beautiful bluestocking is about to teach a duke a lesson . . . Brilliant but destitute Annabelle Archer is one of the first female students at Oxford University. In return for her scholarship, she must recruit influential men to champion the rising women's suffrage movement. Her first target is Sebastian Devereux: cold, calculating and the most powerful duke in England. When Annabelle and her friends infiltrate his luxurious estate, she's appalled to find herself attracted to the infuriatingly intelligent aristocrat - but perhaps she's not the only one struggling with desire. . . Soon Annabelle is locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own. She'll need to learn fast just what it takes to bring down a duke. Praise for Bringing Down the Duke 'Evie Dunmore's debut is a marvel . . . a witty, richly detailed, historically significant, and achingly romantic celebration of the power of love and the passionate fight for women's rights' CHANEL CLEETON, bestselling author of Next Year in Havana 'Dazzles and reminds us all why we fell in love with historical romance' JULIA LONDON, New York Times bestselling author of Seduced by a Scot 'Simply superb! Evie Dunmore will wow you' GAELEN FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of Duke of Storm 'Bringing Down the Duke is the best historical romance I've read all year.. . . Evie Dunmore is a marvellous, fresh new voice in romance who is sure to go far. Don't miss her brilliant debut!' ANNA CAMPBELL, bestselling author of the Dashing Widows series 'Evie Dunmore's Bringing Down the Duke delivers the best of two worlds - a steamy romance coupled with the heft of a meticulously researched historical novel...Readers will be entranced' RENEE ROSEN, author of Park Avenue Summer


Finding Miss McFarland
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : Avon Impulse
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780062315793

Summary: Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret's latest Wallflower Wedding novel. Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all. Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn't been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin's noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney's wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.


Only a Viscount Will Do
  • Author : Tamara Gill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN Code: 9780648905073

Summary: Lady Alice Worthingham never conforms to Society's norms. Ever. She loves adventure, new experiences, and approaches life with a sassy attitude Society can take or leave. But even for her, robbery by a highwayman is a bit much. Lord Arndel, Lady Alice's neighbor, is playing a dangerous game--acting the proper viscount by day and the Surrey Bandit by night. And to brazenly steal from the woman who's captured his attention is no mean feat, or the wisest of moves. When Lady Alice learns the truth, the viscount finds that when a well-bred woman seeks revenge, she'll make a gentleman thief pay for his crimes with everything...including his heart.