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My Darling Duke
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 164063746X

Summary: “Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.” —Amalie Howard, author of The Beast of Beswick Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she’ll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan... She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life. Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé. But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected... Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE: * My Darling Duke * Her Wicked Marquess


My Darling Duke
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781640637450

Summary: “Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start.” —Amalie Howard, author of The Beast of Beswick Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan... She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life. Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then, it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé. But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected...


My Darling Duke
  • Author : Constance Hall
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN Code: 9780821759295

Summary: Artist Kelsey Vallareal entered Stillmore Castle to meet the one man on earth she despised--Edward Noble, whose dalliance with her stepmother had destroyed the father she loved so dearly. Still, Kelsey could not refuse the lucrative commission the duke offered her to repair a valuable fresco. Nor could she deny the powerful longing the reclusive nobleman inspired in her.


Darling Duke
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-20
  • Category:
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 9781721728404

Summary: An untamable hellionLady Boadicea Harrington is a scandal waiting to happen. She's too outspoken, too opinionated, and far too much of a flirt to ever land a good match. But that doesn't concern her. The last of her sisters on the marriage mart, she isn't about to settle down. In fact, she doesn't plan to marry at all. If only she could tone down her wild streak and force herself to behave...A rigidly proper manThe Duke of Bainbridge is one of the most powerful men in England, so frigid that it's rumored his own wife committed suicide to escape him. When Spencer learns his madcap younger brother is pursuing the unsuitable Lady Boadicea, he's determined to put an end to their ill-advised flirtation. But his best intentions go awry when he discovers his own baffling inability to resist her.Ice meets fireSpencer never meant to so thoroughly compromise her that he's duty-bound to wed her. Bo certainly never intended to enjoy being in his arms or to find him so wickedly tempting. Can her passionate fire prove enough to melt his icy heart, or are they forever doomed to a cold marriage of convenience?


Not the Duke's Darling
  • Author : Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1538763532

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maiden Lane series comes the first book in a new series that "marries her irresistibly witty writing style with an intrigue-steeped plot,"(Booklist) perfect for fans of Tessa Dare and Eloisa James. Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's attending, she does what any Wise Woman would do: she starts planning her revenge. Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed. Intent on keeping his secrets safe, he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all. Until he recognizes Freya, masquerading among the party revelers, and realizes his troubles have just begun. Freya knows all about his sins-sins he'd much rather forget. But she's also fiery, bold, and sensuous-a temptation he can't resist. When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he'll risk everything to keep her safe. But first, he will have to earn Freya's trust...by whatever means necessary. Features the bonus novella Patience for Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes!


Once More, My Darling Rogue
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062276247

Summary: They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . . Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he's not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty. While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can't be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia's memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.


The Beast of Beswick
  • Author : Amalie Howard
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9781640637412

Summary: Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals. But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.


Daring and the Duke
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062692085

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


The Devil in Winter
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Category: Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN Code: 9781471222306

Summary: Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest Wallflower, once her inheritance comes due. But she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, so Evie has approached the disreputable Viscount St Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage! But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become another of the Viscount's discarded broken hearts - which means Sebastian will have to work harder at his seductions... or surrender his own heart for the first time in the name of true love.



The Duchess Deal
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780062697202

Summary: When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…


Someday My Duke Will Come
  • Author : Christina Britton
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Category:
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9781538717509

Summary: Don't miss the second book in the series New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes calls "first-rate Regency fun!"



My Darling Caroline
  • Author : Adele Ashworth
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0061987921

Summary: “Remarkable...an emotionally enthralling story. Readers will embrace these entertaining characters.” —Arnette Lamb A true classic, My Darling Caroline marked the debut of USA Today bestselling author Adele Ashworth—and now it’s back to enthrall historical romance fans once again! An enchanting tale of a most unorthodox marriage of convenience, My Darling Caroline won the prestigious RWA RITA® Award for Best First Novel, heralding the arrival of the extraordinary talent who Lisa Kleypas proclaimed, “A thrilling new discovery…certain to become one of romance’s most beloved writers.”


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


What A Rogue Desires
  • Author : Caroline Linden
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1420129449

Summary: A gentleman and a very improper lady are bound together by a passion that crosses the line between upper class and underworld in Caroline Linden's daring new romance. . . What A Rogue Desires After a wayward youth, David Reece, the youngest scion in a noble family, has been called one of the most scandalous rogues of the ton. What he wants to be called is trustworthy and a true gentleman. To prove he has reformed he's agreed to watch over his absent brother's estate and signet ring. All is going swimmingly until highwaymen waylay his coach and steal that precious ring. . . Street orphan Vivian Beecham has grown up a pickpocket, and a very pretty one indeed. Now she and her brother have reluctantly graduated to highway robbery. And handsome David Reece has become their victim--until he tracks her down and makes her his prisoner. Locked in a spare bedroom, Vivian vows to hate her captor. Instead she becomes a former rogue's greatest challenge: the object of a passionate seduction. But David and Vivian are playing a dangerous game in which forbidden love is a wild card. . . Praise for Caroline Linden's What a Woman Needs "A skillful blend of scorching sensuality and the tenderness that tempers passion. . .don't miss it!" --Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


My Darling, My Disaster
  • Author : Amalie Howard,Angie Morgan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-17
  • Category:
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN Code: 9781544668567

Summary: Lord Graham Findlay, the shamelessly virile Viscount Northridge, has a disgraceful secret, one he'll do anything to hide. Holding his passions at bay, Gray has sworn off the fairer sex. But when temptation comes in the form of an intriguing woman he cannot easily avoid, Gray's integrity-and his most depraved desires-are put to the ultimate test. Self-assured and carefree Princess Svetlanka Volkonsky never dreamed she would one day become a lady's maid to avoid a dangerous traitor. But danger also comes in many guises, especially in the sinful and devastatingly attractive lord of the manor who introduces her to a world of singular pleasure. When Lana's past emerges to threaten the life and the false identity she's built in England, she and Gray find themselves falling into a tangled web of lies and intrigue...and the last place either of them expected to fall...in love.


The Devilish Duke
  • Author : Maddison Michaels
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Category:
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN Code: 9781984953346

Summary: Devlin Markham, the notorious "Devil Duke" of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can't woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye. But he's always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm... When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure. A man who's everything she's always feared most-but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for. Then Sophie becomes the target of a killer lurking from the dark shadows of Devlin's past. And they find not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts.


The Duke Redemption
  • Author : Grace Callaway
  • Publisher : Grace Callaway
  • Release Date : 2019-12-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN Code: 193953741X

Summary: 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)


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.


A Duke in the Night
  • Author : Kelly Bowen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1478918551

Summary: An enchanting historical romance from the 2018 RITA award-winning author that New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean calls "a charming, clever, and engaging storyteller." Named to All About Romance's "The Best of 2018!" Duke. Scoundrel. Titan of business. August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber. He's known-and reviled-for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts. It's a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep. Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School for Young Ladies, on the other hand, is above reproach. Yet when she's reunited with August all she can think of is the way she felt in his arms as they danced a scandalous waltz ten long years ago. Even though her head knows that he is only back in her life to take over her family's business, her heart can't help but open to the very duke who could destroy it for good. "Where have you been all my life, Kelly Bowen? If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it."-HeroesandHeartbreakers.com



Mary Darling
  • Author : L M D'Mello
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1788035453

Summary: Mary Darling, L M d’Mello’s eponymous protagonist, was abandoned on hospital steps at birth and spent most of her early years living in care. Things start to look up for her when she is adopted by Tom and Susan, a caring couple who lost their own daughter in an accident. Tom and Susan do their best to make Mary happy, however school bullies are making her life wretched, until an unexpected ally emerges. Mary’s life is transformed when she discovers that she has unusual and powerful supernatural abilities that she can use to understand and heal animals. She begins a fight to save the animal world from cruelty and extinction, and as her powers mature throughout the books in the trilogy, she must defeat increasingly dangerous enemies, making discoveries about her own abilities along the way. The book ends with Mary discovering that she is to be an animal ambassador and must take on powerful individuals and organisations around the world. L M d’Mello’s debut book explores the importance of animal welfare, a subject that is increasingly highlighted by the media as a result of high-profile individuals, including the Duke of Cambridge and Ricky Gervais, speaking out against trophy hunting and poaching. Mary Darling draws from L M d’Mello’s own involvement with animal charities, and will appeal to animal welfare organisations. It will be enjoyed by readers aged 12-16 years.


Duke of My Heart
  • Author : Kelly Bowen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1455536806

Summary: Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he's returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl - quite inconveniently deceased - tied to his missing sister's bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he's at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals. Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she's somehow...flawless. It's just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected - yet absolutely true.


Once Upon a Sunset
  • Author : Tif Marcelo
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1982115939

Summary: The author of The Key to Happily Ever After—“a true gem filled with heart, laughs, and a cast of delightful characters” (Nina Bocci, USA TODAY bestselling author)—returns with a heartwarming and charming novel about a woman who travels to the Philippines to reconnect with her long-lost family…and manages to find herself along the way. Diana Gallagher-Cary is at a tipping point. As a Washington, DC, OB/GYN at a prestigious hospital, she uses her career to distract herself from her grief over her granny’s death and her breakup from her long-term boyfriend after her free-spirited mother moves in with her. But when she makes a medical decision that disparages the hospital, she is forced to go on a short sabbatical. Never one to wallow, Diana decides to use the break to put order in her life, when her mother, Margo, stumbles upon a box of letters from her grandfather, Antonio Cruz, to her grandmother from the 1940s. The two women always believed that Antonio died in World War II, but the letters reveal otherwise. When they learn that he lived through the war, and that they have surviving relatives in the Philippines, Diana becomes determined to connect with the family that she never knew existed, though Margo refuses to face her history. But Diana pushes on, and heads on a once-in-a-lifetime trip that challenges her identity, family history, and her idea of romantic love that could change her life forever. Infused with Tif Marcelo’s signature “sexy, adorable, and heartfelt” (Kate Meader, USA TODAY bestselling author) voice, Once Upon a Sunset is a moving and lyrical celebration of love, family, and second chances.


Primrose and the Dreadful Duke
  • Author : Emily Larkin
  • Publisher : Emily Gee
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0995105065

Summary: *A double award-winning historical romance* An irrepressible duke, a bookish spinster, a devious murderer ... Regency house parties have never been so hazardous! Oliver Dasenby is the most infuriating man Primrose Garland has ever known. He may be her brother’s best friend, but he has an atrocious sense of humor. Eight years in the cavalry hasn’t taught him solemnity, nor has the unexpected inheritance of a dukedom. But when Oliver inherited his dukedom, it appears that he also inherited a murderer. Oliver might be dreadfully annoying, but Primrose doesn’t want him dead. She’s going to make certain he survives his inheritance—and the only way to do that is to help him catch the murderer! "I read straight through the night. I kept telling myself that I needed to put it down and get some sleep, but it was so interesting and exciting that I just had to see what happened next. Finally, at 7 AM, I read the last word and thought 'Wow, just wow.'" ~ Barbara @ NetGalley Length: Full-length novel of 85,000 words Sensuality level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes *Winner of the 2019 Romance Writers of New Zealand Long Romance of the Year Award* *Winner of the 2019 Romance Writers of New Zealand Best Overall Romance of the Year Award*


A Duke by Any Other Name
  • Author : Grace Burrowes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 034942506X

Summary: 'Grace Burrowes is terrific!' Julia Quinn 'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare A difficult duke, a determined lady and too many secrets . . . 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. A Rogues to Riches book Find out why readers LOVE Grace Burrowes 'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic' Mary Balogh 'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James 'If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt 'Burrowes is a writer of towering talent' USA Today Happy Ever After


Darling of Kings
  • Author : P. J. Womack
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-08-31
  • Category:
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: 9781910237021

Summary: 'Darling of Kings' by P. J. Womack is published in the 400th anniversary year of the fateful first meeting of King James I and George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham. It explores the complex relationships between the first two Stuart kings, their powerful favourite and the politics of the early 17th century.


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  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Piatkus Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Category:
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780349409764

Summary: The one woman he will never forget . . . Marcus Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one. The one man she will never forgive . . . After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal - to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement... which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day . . . the day of the Duchess!


Accidentally Compromising the Duke
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Category:
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN Code: 9781533205315

Summary: England, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, she plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she'd hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke. Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one who he is not attracted to-a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one all over again.


She Tempts the Duke
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062096338

Summary: “Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy.” —Christina Dodd New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath writes sweet temptations—richly, deliciously passionate, high concept historical romance in the vein of Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle. With She Tempts the Duke, Heath kicks off another enthralling series, this time following the fortunes of the Lost Lords of Pembrook—three dark and dangerous noble brothers imprisoned and robbed of their inheritance, but free now and determined to reclaim their birthright. Set in England during Victoria’s reign, She Tempts the Duke is the enthrallingly romantic story of Sebastian, who fled to battle, and his return to London, a hardened soldier, drawn to the beautiful, brave lady who helped him and his brothers escape their captivity.


Taken by the Duke
  • Author : Jess Michaels
  • Publisher : The Passionate Pen
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The steamy first book in The Pleasure Wars series by USA Today Bestselling Historical Romance Author Jess Michaels Amid all the lies and scandals that fuel SocietyÕs gossip mill, one truth has stood out: House Rothcastle and House Windbury have always hated each other. Lady Ava Windbury prays the feud will someday end, to no avail. One dreadful night, her brother accidentally causes the death of Christian RothcastleÕs sister, a tragedy that leaves both men maimed. Consumed by grief, Christian makes a grim decision. He will kidnap Lady Ava so that her family will feel the pain of loss as keenly as he feels the loss of his own sister. But once he has Ava in his clutches, desire takes unexpected hold. Even more surprising, she willingly surrenders to his every sexual whim after haggling over the terms of giving up her virginity. Too late, he realizes she is using her body for peace, not war. But just as their affair of revenge turns into an affair of the heart, the past rears its ugly head to take matters into its own hands… Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Naughty, naughty This book is the first book in The Pleasure Wars series.


The Wicked Duke
  • Author : Madeline Hunter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0515155187

Summary: "She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart . . .a aSuspected of his brother's murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge . . .a a As Marianne Radley is dependent on her uncle, she must accept the Duke's marriage proposal at her family's request, despite her belief he is irredeemably wicked. But along with marrying him, she intends to sniff out the duke's unsavory secrets and expose them to the world- a plan that would be flawless were it not for one minor detail-even she, with all her determination, is not immune to the charms of a rakish duke . . .a Praise for Madeline Hunter and Her Novels'Hunter seamlessly marries seductive wit with smoldering sensuality.'aBooklista'Smooth, sexy, and sophisticated.'aKirkus Reviewsa 'Hunter . . . masterfully weaves a sensual web.'aPublishers Weeklya'There are some writers who are born to write . . . Stellar.' Examiner.coma'Delightful and quite unorthodox.' Smexy Books"


The Duchess War
  • Author : Courtney Milan
  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Release Date : 2012-12-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1937248097

Summary: Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match... The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me


Ma'am Darling
  • Author : Craig Brown
  • Publisher : Fourth Estate
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Category: Princesses
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 9780008203610

Summary: From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal 'An original, memorable and substantial achievement' TLS 'A masterpiece' Mail on Sunday 'I honked so loudly the man sitting next to me on the train dropped his sandwich' Observer She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex-slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. "If they knew what I had done in my dreams with your royal ladies" he confided to a friend, "they would take me to the Tower of London and chop off my head!" Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950's heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is pantomime as tragedy, and tragedy as pantomime. It is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues and essays, Ma'am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.


A Devil of a Duke
  • Author : Madeline Hunter
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Large type books
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN Code: 9781432862879

Summary: A Publishers Weekly Best Books of Summer Selection From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the latest sexy tale of three untamable dukes and the women who ignite their decadent desires . . . HE MAY BE A DEVIL He's infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can't help surrendering to his touch . . . BUT SHE'S NO ANGEL EITHER . . . Amanda Waverly is living two lives--one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits--and willpower--with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she's ever met, but Amanda's got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair . . .


The Duke's Shotgun Wedding
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Entangled: Scandalous
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 162266549X

Summary: Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne was taken in by a pretty face and even prettier lies, leaving her family's reputation at stake. When the man who made promises to her announces his engagement to another woman, she knows the only way to avoid a scandal is to marry the cad's brother, the cold, formidable Duke of Calydon. Sebastian Thornton, the Duke of Calydon, is in need of a wife. Bored with the simpering ladies and overly-forward seductresses populating the ton, Sebastian longs to find a woman with fire and spirit. He never expected the perfect candidate to barge into his home, aim a derringer at his heart, and demand he marry her... Each book in the Scandalous House of Calydon series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Book #2 The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell Book #3 Sins of a Duke Book #4 The Royal Conquest


My Fake Rake
  • Author : Eva Leigh
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN Code: 9781432877620

Summary: " A] feast of female empowerment, positive friendships, feel-good moments, and social satire." -- NPR "A jolt of electricity, a blast of fresh air--everything delightful and exciting you could want it to be." -- The New York Times Book Review In the first book in Eva Leigh's new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking enlists a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire... Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to "build" the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace's colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires. To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing--albeit fake--rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace's feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, real attraction. If only she hadn't asked him to help her marry someone else... Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he's faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future--and his heart.


Shadow Garden
  • Author : Alexandra Burt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0440000335

Summary: A wealthy woman suspects something is off about the luxurious complex she lives in . . . and she is right, in this riveting domestic-suspense novel from international bestselling author Alexandra Burt. Donna Pryor lives in the lap of luxury. She spends her days in a beautifully appointed condo. Her every whim is catered to by a dedicated staff, and she does not want for anything. Except for news of her adult daughter. Or an ex-husband who takes her calls. Donna knows something is wrong, but she can't quite put her finger on it. As her life of privilege starts to feel more and more like a prison, the facade she has depended on begins to crumble. Somewhere in the ruins is the truth, and the closer Donna Pryor gets to it, the more likely it is to destroy her.


When A Rogue Meets His Match
  • Author : Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0349421552

Summary: 'Hoyt's writing is almost too good to be true' Lisa Kleypas The second novel in New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt's Greycourt Series features an enemies-to-lovers romance with her signature blend of captivating characters and sensual romance. Ambitious, sly, and lethally intelligent, Gideon Hawthorne has spent his life clawing his way up from the gutter. For the last ten years, he's acted as the Duke of Windemere's fixer, performing the most dangerous tasks without question. Now Gideon's ready to quit the duke's service and work solely for himself. But Windermere wants Gideon to complete one last task, and his reward is impossible to resist: Messalina Greycourt's hand in marriage. Witty, vivacious Messalina Greycourt has her pick of suitors. When Windermere summons Messalina to inform his niece that she must marry Mr. Hawthorne, she is appalled. But she's surprised when Gideon offers her a compromise: as long as she plays the complacent wife, he promises to leave her alone until she asks for his touch. Since Messalina is confident that she'll never ask Gideon for anything, she readily agrees. However, the more time she spends with Gideon, the harder it is to stay away.