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The Duke and I
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperLuxe
  • Release Date : 2020-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 9780063063235

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince--while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society--just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm--at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.


Bridgerton
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0062424033

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.


The Duke And I
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0061741388

Summary: 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!



Bridgerton [TV Tie-In]
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 9780063078697

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince--while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society--just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm--at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.



Because of Miss Bridgerton
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0349410534

Summary: RETURN TO THE WORLD OF THE BRIDGERTONS . . . ________________________________________ Before the Rokesbys, there were the Bridgertons . . . Go back to where it all began in this dazzlingly witty new series from New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn. Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places... This is not one of those times. Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbours for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband . . . someday. Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should . . . Or not. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either. But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humour . . . Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without . . . ________________ Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . 'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss 'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist 'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews 'Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'This book was an utter delight . . . I just loved it' Love in a time of Feminism


Daring and the Duke
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0349420408

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the final book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series focusing on the third brother Duke and the sweet Grace. 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 BAREKNUCKLE BASTARDS Three brothers, bound by a secret they cannot escape . . . The Devil, all vengeance and vice The Beast, all fists and fury The Duke, all power and past . . . and the women who bring them to their knees. ______________________ 'I loved it' Eloisa James 'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn 'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas xxx Praise for Sarah MacLean: 'My absolute go-to author for clever, sexy and fun historical romances' Jennifer L. Armentrout 'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker 'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick 'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment Weekly xxx


The Duke and the Preachers Daughter
  • Author : Barbara Cartland
  • Publisher : Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN Code: 1782130756

Summary: Imperious, handsome and gallant in battle, the Duke of Kingswood has stolen the hearts of many society Belles - but he is 'a block of ice which nobody can melt', determined never to marry. To continue the family line, he is counting on his cousin and heir presumptive Richard to marry well and produce a son. To the Duke's horror, Richard's heart is bewitched by society siren and acclaimed beauty Lady Delyth Maulden - and disaster turns to tragedy when Richard finds his beloved in the arms of another, shoots him and turns his gun on himself. With Richard at death's door, the Duke is determined that he shall find a more suitable young beauty to mend his broken heart; to marry him and thwart Lady Delyth's scheming ways. Like manna from heaven, a beautiful young grey-eyed waif calls to him for help for her ailing father as he rides through his estate. Could this modest, unassuming beauty be the ideal bride he seeks for Richard?


The Duke And The Cowgirl
  • Author : Cynthia Wright
  • Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN Code: 0989091910

Summary: *Formerly titled WILDBLOSSOM* "An English Duke and a spirited Wild West beauty - that's a combination you just can't beat! This is a story filled with adventure, humor, and people who are completely out-of place in fascinating places. The characters are enchanting and real and will have you cheering for them throughout every delightful page!" ~ CATHERINE COULTER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Impetuous, courageous Shelby Matthews moves from Deadwood to Cody, Wyoming to manage her father's new ranch. She plots an outrageous scheme to raise funds for improvements by playing poker. Cynical Geoffrey Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, arrives in Wyoming for one last adventure before he submits to an arranged marriage to save the family estates. When Geoff steps off the train in Cody, Shelby thinks he'll be an easy mark in her poker game. However, he quickly wins half her ranch and has no intention of letting her out of the bet. It's the beginning of a magical, impossible romance that takes the couple across the sea to England, where Shelby performs with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Geoff, now a Duke, wrestles with conflicts between duty and the painful longings of his heart. Author's note: Geoff is the descendant of Andrew Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, in OF ONE HEART. "A rootin'-tootin', rollicking romance between a Wild West beauty and a deliciously dangerous Duke. I LOVED it!" ~ New York Times Bestselling Author BERTRICE SMALL



The Duke and the Lost Night
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Books to Go Now
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: Man-woman relationships
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Amelia arrives on the doorstep of her childhood friend, the Duke, in the middle of the night with an outrageous plan. If he agrees to ruin her, then she won't be required to marry the cad she doesn't love. Will Spencer do what she desires and go along with her idea, or does he have a very unexpected plan of his own?



The Duke and the Highlander Boxed Set
  • Author : Joanne Wadsworth
  • Publisher : Joanne Wadsworth
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: From a brooding English duke…to an unforgettable Highland warrior. Escape with two thrilling Historical “Bride” romances from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth. This limited edition collection includes #1 bestselling The Duke’s Bride, and Highlander’s Bride. The Duke’s Bride ~ Lady Ellie Trentbury has finally consigned herself to the truth. She must move on from the duke who first stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect, although first, she must come head-to-head in a battle of wills with her brooding duke. Has the Duke of Ashten finally met his match? Highlander’s Bride ~ Kidnapped as a wee lass by a fierce Highland chief, Kyla MacKenzie has been raised for the past twenty years as the chief’s foster daughter, the ruthless chief a man who threatened to kill her parents should she ever speak the truth about her abduction. The chief covets her fae blood and when she’s asked to tend to a captured enemy warrior and discovers they hold a soul bond, all her secrets could be exposed and her parents’ lives endangered. Get it today, because who doesn't love seeing a Duke meet his match, or a Highland warrior coming to his lass's rescue! ebook, novel, historical romance, regency romance, regency romance, 1800s, historical regency romance, regency, aristocracy, london, england, duke, royalty, victorian, victorian romance, historical victorian romance, historical regency romance, bride, lords, forbidden love, love, romance, brother's best friend, first in series, series book, Scottish, Scottish historical romance, Scottish romance, historical romance, Highlander romance, Scottish Highlander romance, Highlander, Highlands, Scotland, time travel romance, time travel, Highlander time travel romance, Scottish time travel romance, Historical time travel romance, fae, faeri, fae romance, faerie romance, laird, kilts, kilt, castle, kidnapping, kidnap, boxed set, collection.





The Duke and the Lady in Red
  • Author : Lorraine Heath
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062276261

Summary: Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match. When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her. However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed. Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.



The Duke and I
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-01-22
  • Category:
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 9781793397768

Summary: Far be it for a lady to desire, hatch, and execute a daring seduction of a notorious duke at a masquerade ball. But Miss Emmaline Fitzgerald, a wallflower with no decent prospect, was on such a path, and her quarry was her brother's best friend, Elliot Winthrop, the Duke of Hartford.One moment of sin, stolen pleasure and irresistible passion, that was all it was supposed to be....Little did Emma realized everything about her was imprinted in Elliot's heart and mind, and her scandalous ruse was about to change and challenge everything she thought she knew about herself and the devilish duke.



Bridgerton Collection Volume 1
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0063045117

Summary: Bridgerton Collection Volume 1 has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.


Undone by the Duke
  • Author : Michelle Willingham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN Code: 9781611098839

Summary: Victoria has a secret...Reclusive designer Victoria Andrews hasn't gone outside in five years, though she yearns to escape the prison of her house. She designs sensual lingerie for the most exclusive dressmaker in London, although she has never known a man's touch.A Duke in disguise...Wounded and stranded in Scotland, Jonathan Nottoway, the Duke of Worthingstone, is avoiding the murderous scandal that darkened his family name. As his wounds heal, he spends several sensual nights with the beautiful seamstress who knows nothing of his true identity. A passionate awakeningCan a woman trapped by her emotional scars be able to love a duke, when it means abandoning her safe world to embrace the life of a duchess? “Heart-wrenching . . . [Secrets in Silk] quartet shows great promise.” ~ 4 stars, RT Book Reviews


The Bridgertons
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Bridgerton Family
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Category: England
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780349401072

Summary: Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series remains one of the most beloved among historical romance readers, and this collection of "second epilogues"-stories that take place after the original books end offer fans more from their favourite characters. These second epilogues include those from On The Way to the Wedding, It's in His Kiss, When He Was Wicked, To Sir Phillip with Love, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, An Offer From a Gentleman, The Viscount Who Loved Me , and The Duke and I. Also in this collection is a Bridgerton novella written especially for this book, which will be sure to satisfy the legions of Julia Quinn fans.


Mr. Cavendish, I Presume LP
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0061669105

Summary: Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to Thomas Cavendish, Duke of Wyndham, since she was a baby, but Thomas seems in no hurry to marry her, until his long-lost cousin arrives to threaten his claim to the dukedom and to Amelia.


On the Way to the Wedding
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 9780062353818

Summary: A funny thing happened ... Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened. Except ... She wasn’t the one. In fact, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson is in love with another. But her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy falls in love. With Gregory! Except ... Lucy is engaged. And her uncle is not inclined to let her back out of the betrothal, even once Gregory comes to his senses and realizes that it is Lucy, with her sharp wit and sunny smile, who makes his heart sing. And now, on the way to the wedding, Gregory must risk everything to ensure that when it comes time to kiss the bride, he is the only man standing at the altar ...


Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5)
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0748115722

Summary: The fifth novel in Julia Quinn's globally beloved and bestselling Bridgerton Family series, set in Regency times and now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. This is Eloise's story . . . ________________________________________ My dear Miss Bridgerton, We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you. Forgive me if I am too bold, but I am writing to invite you to visit me here at Romney Hall. It is my hope that after a suitable period of time, we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away. She couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her? Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist 'Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia!' Romance Reviews Today 'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews 'Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March


It's in His Kiss
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780062353795

Summary: Meet Our Hero . . . Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past . . . and the key to his future. The problem is—it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word. Meet Our Heroine . . . All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She's fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there's something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won't quite let go . . . Meet Poor Mr. Mozart . . . Or don't. But rest assured, he's spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth's every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other . . . and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.


The Duke and the Stars
  • Author : Monica Azzolini
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN Code: 0674070364

Summary: The Duke and the Stars explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the “predictive art” of astrology was often a critical, secretive source of information for Italian Renaissance rulers, particularly in times of crisis.




The Duke and the Virgin
  • Author : Dominique Eastwick
  • Publisher : Decadent Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN Code: 9781613339794

Summary: In a time when women have few options for their futures, bluestocking wallflower Llysa Hamilton has aged out of the marriage mart. With offers for her hand unlikely, she enlists Madame Eve's 1Night Stand service to find the perfect man for one passionate night. Wolfe Thane, Duke of Foxhaven, has never lacked for anything, but he's bored with his entitled life. Winning a 1Night Stand voucher in a poker game appears to offer a perfect, commitment-free opportunity to add spice to his sex life. Hiding behind a mask during her date with the duke offers Llysa anonymity and courage. Wolfe has never met a woman as intriguing and disingenuous. Can true love be unmasked in just one night or will it be destined to stay on the shelf?


First Comes Scandal
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Category: England
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062956163

Summary: She was given two choices... Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. Enter Option #3 As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he's close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time--or interest--to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton--his literal girl-next-door--is facing ruin, he knows what he must do. A Marriage of Convenience It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she'd say no. Georgie doesn't want to be anyone's sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends... or could they? But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love...


The Duke and The Domina: Warrick: The Ruination of Grayson Danforth
  • Author : Jenn LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Lords of Time Illustrated
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN Code: 9781944567064

Summary: He's poor. She's rich.He's a sub. She's a switch.It's not love. It's a marriage of kink-venience!Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things. The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn't want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep.The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century. Lulu is no mere woman, however. She's a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix-at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she's dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world-whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger. As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets. Trust doesn't come easily to either of them, but it's the only thing they have. Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. It's a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.


Her Night with the Duke
  • Author : Diana Quincy
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062986795

Summary: Desire knows no reason... When Lady Delilah Chambers finds herself stranded at a country inn on a rain-swept evening, she's forced to fend off a group of ruffians with the help of a handsome gentleman. Irresistibly drawn to each other, Leela and the stranger spend one reckless night in each others' arms--and then go their separate ways. But the very next day Leela receives the shock of her life when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter. When it finds two destined hearts... One night isn't enough with a woman as fierce, fiery, and brilliant as Leela. Elliot Townsend, Duke of Huntington, cannot believe his good fortune when their chance encounter leads to an unforgettable evening of passion. Yet Hunt's luck runs out when he is introduced to his prospective mother-in-law. Dowagers aren't supposed to look like this... Leela and Hunt are determined to keep each other at arm's length, which should be easy enough for two intelligent adults with reputations to uphold. The problem is all logic is lost when it comes to a passion that refuses to be ignored.


An Offer From a Gentleman
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0062424084

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the third novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid's garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love? This novel includes The 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.



Romancing Mister Bridgerton: The 2nd Epilogue
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN Code: 0061753297

Summary: We can't really say more without giving away a big, fat spoiler, but it turns out that Colin is a bit of a meddler, Hyacinth is more of a meddler, and the only time all of the Bridgertons stop talking at once is when Penelope has something really embarrassing to say. Hey, we never said it was easy to marry a Bridgerton, just that it was fun.


Someone to Hold
  • Author : Mary Balogh
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0349413665

Summary: 'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in the second Westcott novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss and Someone to Love. Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family - sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery. With her parents' marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve. An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead... This is the sparkling second novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens The Westcott Series: Someone to Love Someone to Hold Someone to Wed Someone to Care Someone to Trust (coming soon) Praise for Mary Balogh: 'One of the best!' New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn 'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times 'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist 'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz 'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney 'A matchless storyteller' RT Book Reviews