He'd been the second son until Peter's death, when he'd abruptly become the duke-in-waiting. Then his father had gone mad, and he'd become the heir to a
terrible legacy that weighed on him more by the year. The day he'd ascended to
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Maximilian Cale long ago buried his grief for his brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads him straight to the winsome Lisette. Soon after, Max and Lisette are travelling to Paris posing as husband and wife.
She'd fled the bed of the duke of Deighton and returned to her life of quiet respectability.
Author: Margaret Moore
She'd fled the bed of the duke of Deighton and returned to her life of quiet respectability. But Verity Davis-Jones could never forget Galen Bromney, "her" notorious duke, for she saw him daily in the face of their child—the daughter she must deny him, along with her heartfelt love! Ten years of self-imposed exile had done little to dissuade Galen Bromney of the rightness of being with Verity. Yet how would he ever convince the woman of his dreams that a life together raising their daughter was his deepest desire?
He’s the most notorious rake in London... Though he uses the reputation to his advantage, the exotic Duke of Evesham is misunderstood and mysterious. He sidles around societal rules, especially when it comes to pursuing a wife. Though when he sets his sights on Lady Georgiana, the rules find a way of bending on their own accord. She has no intention of courting anyone… The consummate bluestocking is in London for one thing—to find a financier for her late husband’s fire engine. And after six years away from the ton, Georgiana realizes social codes of conduct are different for widows—especially for ladies who catch the attention of the Duke of Evesham—the one man from whom the lady harbors a ghastly secret. But fate has a way of making opposites attract… And when this pair unite, the sparks between them are hotter than blue fire. But will Lady Georgiana’s secrets lead to their demise? Or can the devilish duke find it in his heart to forgive the woman who has claimed his mind, body, and soul?
Wanted: Governess able to keep all hours . . . Rebellious Julian Fortescue never expected to inherit a dukedom, nor to find himself guardian to three young half-sisters. Now in the market for a governess, he lays eyes on Jane Grey and knows immediately she is qualified—to become his mistress. Yet the alluring woman appears impervious to him. Somehow Julian must find a way to make her succumb to temptation . . . without losing his heart and revealing the haunting mistakes of his past. Desired: Duke skilled in the seductive art of conversation . . . Lady Jeanne de Falleron didn't seek a position as a governess simply to fall into bed with the Duke of Denford. Under the alias of Jane Grey, she must learn which of the duke's relatives is responsible for the death of her family—and take her revenge. She certainly can't afford the distraction of her darkly irresistible employer, or the smoldering desire he ignites within her . But as Jane discovers more clues about the villain she seeks, she's faced with a possibility more disturbing than her growing feelings for Julian: What will she do if the man she loves is also the man she's sworn to kill?
Length: Full-length novel Heat Level: Seduction, scandal and lots of sin! This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
The 9th Book in the beloved 1797 Club series from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford is known for his lusty appetites and his cold, cold heart. Still thanks to his title and his fortune, everyone wants him and he’s bored of it all. He wants something, but he cannot place what exactly that is. Until he meets Katherine, the Countess of Gainsworth. Married for six months to an old man who died when they were making love, Katherine is just returning to Society. Although scandal follows her, so does interest, as the men of Society wonder about her prowess if it could kill a man. When Robert begins to pursue her, she is horrified. After all, she blames him for the circumstances that sent her into her loveless marriage in the first place. When Katherine ignores him, Robert only pushes harder and ultimately she begins to wonder if revenge is a dish best served through desire. What she finds when she touches him at last is pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, and a connection she does not wish to feel. Now she must decide if she wants revenge or happiness and Robert must determine if love is worth fighting for. Length: Full-length novel Heat Level: Seduction, scandal and lots of sin! This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.
An unfamiliar sound caused Justin Stanton,thefourth Duke of Harwood, to look up
from his struggles with the estate books. ... The dukesprang up, realizingthat his
usually cheerful daughter, Sarah, was the source of the distressing sounds.
Author: June Calvin
A classic Signet Regency Romance from beloved author June Calvin. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME The beautiful Viscountess Deborah Silverton has vowed never to wed again. The death of her hateful husband ended an unspeakable nightmare. On the other hand, she desperately wants to see her sixteen-year-old daughter Jennifer safely married. If Jennifer does not find a decent husband, either her grasping guardian will auction the girl off to the most odious libertine in the realm, or she will be snapped up by one of the seductive rakes circling like sharks around her. Fortunately, the Duke of Harwood is in London. Not only is Harwood as handsome as he is wealthy, his wife's death has left him in clear need of a spouse. How could he possibly resist a young lady as lovely as Jennifer? But Deborah is shocked to find that she is the focus of the Duke’s flirtatious attentions. Struggling to suppress her growing passion for the Duke, Deborah is determined to convince him to wed Jennifer. But Harwood’s keen wit, iron will, and subtle wiles, might just persuade Deborah to forget her disdain for marriage and succumb to her secret desire for the Duke…
Available for the first time digitally, this sizzling short story from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features the dashing Doctor Worth, who appeared in What the Duke Desires from “The Duke’s Men” Regency romance ...
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Available for the first time digitally, this sizzling short story from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features the dashing Doctor Worth, who appeared in What the Duke Desires from “The Duke’s Men” Regency romance series. Dr. Percy Worth finds young widow Dorinda Nunley ravishing every time he sees her at her cousins’, the Duke and Duchess of Lyons. But he figures that a society hothouse flower would make a terrible doctor’s wife. Still, when she lets herself into his residence one morning to find him half-dressed, he’s as fascinated as he is surprised by the intrusion. Though Dorinda’s angry when she realizes they’re victims of the duchess’s matchmaking, Percy suggests that they teach the duchess a lesson by pretending to court, then break off spectacularly at the duke’s dinner that night. But after a day together—and a very hot tumble in bed—they realize they suit each other far better than they ever dreamed. So do they go forward with their plan? Or embrace the pretense that has become all too real?
Lucy, you mighthave been hurt.” “Ohno, heisa gentleman.Well, actually, he is the Duke of Granfield.” Her friends burstout laughing. “Very funny, Lucy,” Mary said,
wipingtearsof hilarity from her eyes.” Evelyn chortled. “The Dukeof Granfield—ha!
Author: Vicky Dreiling
Publisher: Hachette UK
WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position. LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION? Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.
"You may be sure that this new paper will last just as long as the Duke desires it
to last," said Sir Harry, "but that is beside ... position; you are men of affairs
acquainted with the complexities of suburban life, I desire to rid Brockley of this
Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: Good Press
"The Duke in the Suburbs" by Edgar Wallace. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
In the five years since Lady Mariah Beecham, the widowed Countess of Carlisle, lost her husband, rumors have proliferated throughout society about how she’s used her great beauty to take on a string of lovers.
Author: Carole Mortimer
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
In the five years since Lady Mariah Beecham, the widowed Countess of Carlisle, lost her husband, rumors have proliferated throughout society about how she’s used her great beauty to take on a string of lovers. Believing those rumors, Darian Hunter, the Duke of Wolfingham, approached Mariah to ask her to leave his younger brother alone. The rumors are, however, baseless—Lady Mariah has never truly been loved by any man. Unable to endure his rebuke, she attempts to push him aside, but just then, the duke faints in her arms!
This was the country estate of the Duke of Waverly. Her parent's London
townhome would fit into on corner of this massive structure. She had distant
memories of their own country home, but that had been sold years ago. Looking
back, she ...
Author: Tammy Andresen
Publisher: Swift Romance Publishing
Lady Violette knew two things for certain. She must make an advantageous match to save her family and the lord who agreed would be less than desirable. It didn’t matter that she wished to sail off on a great adventure. It wasn’t her choice to make. His Grace, The Duke of Waverly, had no intention marrying, no matter what his mother expected. That was one of the few advantages of being a duke and he’d sailed back from Barbados to inform her. On his journey home, however, a beautifully proper lady rescues him when his horse is injured. He can’t help but notice that Lady Violette is in need of rescuing herself. Much as she tempts him, he can’t be the man that saves her. #Historical #Romance #Victorian #Regency
duke ironically offers a monologue that primarily serves an educational function.
His upstairs ... Although the painting of the duchess initially appears “to signify
the pre-eminence of male desire and male-authorized culture,” writes Hochberg,
Author: Gregory Fraser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How well can you decode the signs that permeate our daily lives? All of us, consciously or not, constantly engage in the acts of reading and interpreting the signs in the world around us. But how do we sharpen these skills, deepen our awareness of meaning in a complex world, and ultimately reach our full potential as university writers? This book answers the needs of students of composition, culture studies, and literature, providing a process-orientated guide to analyzing anything.
A LADY OF LIGHT Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping.
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Hachette UK
A LADY OF LIGHT Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked-and nude!-Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty. A DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESS Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe. CAUGHT IN A WEB OF DANGER . . . AND DESIRE Much to Raphael's irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life-and bed. Soon he's drawn both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael's past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael's own demons?
When scandal forces her to marry her enemy, the Duke of Rotham, Tess Blanchard, after discovering her new husband's dark secrets, flees to his remote castle in Cornwall where a mysterious ghost and undeniable passion brings them together in ...
Author: Nicole Jordan
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
When scandal forces her to marry her enemy, the Duke of Rotham, Tess Blanchard, after discovering her new husband's dark secrets, flees to his remote castle in Cornwall where a mysterious ghost and undeniable passion brings them together in a way they could have never imagined. By the author of The Seduction. Original.
A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691 Robert C. Ritchie. a
recommendation from York, who ordered Andros to have him called by a Dutch
church as a mark of respect. In accordance with the duke's desires, Van
Rensselaer was ...
Author: Robert C. Ritchie
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The late seventeenth century in America was important as an era of transition from rough settlement to established provincial life. It was a time when social, political, and economic problems caused strains that led to religious doubt, personal anxiety, riot, and one of the worst rebellions in the colonies. New York's situation was further complicated by a series of political changes and a unique bicultural population. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
The Duke desires that Lord Rochford will represent that, lest the want of an
authentication of his marriage should produce a disinclination to direct the
attendance of the Privy Council at the Duchess's delivery (which is his very
earnest and ...
Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.
Author: Collette Cameron
Publisher: Seductive Scoundrels
The cost of trust is more than she's willing to pay. But he'll do everything he can to change her mind... A scandal ruined her future... Nicolette Twistleton delights in thumbing her nose at Society. After all, becoming the Spiteful Spinster was what helped her through being jilted by her betrothed. Putting her faith in another man? Impossible. But there's something about the entirely too handsome and charming Mathias Pembroke that makes her wish she was the kind of woman who could learn to trust again. A secret can destroy his... Mathias, Duke of Westfall, wants nothing to do with his inherited title and all the public scrutiny it brings. He has dark secrets to protect, and can't afford to be distracted by the trappings of Society. What he apparently can be distracted by, however, is the lovely Nicolette. He understands her pain and knows he could help her heal...if only she were willing to open her heart to him. Can love save them both? When ghosts from the past emerge and threaten the fragile bonds they've begun to build, Nicolette and Mathias find themselves caught between their feelings for each other and devastating scandal. Will love be enough to protect them-or was their happily ever after doomed from the very start? This friends-to-lovers, second chance historical romance by a USA Today bestselling author, will have you flipping the pages to find out if Mathias and Nicolette trust themselves to love again. If you enjoy reading witty, lovable rogue and duke love stories with a pinch of mystery, a dash of humor, and soul-searing emotion, then you'll adore Collette Cameron's enthralling SEDUCTIVE SCOUNDRELS SERIES. Buy NEVER DANCE WITH A DUKE and settle into your favorite reading nook for a page-turning, entertaining Regency world adventure you can't put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order. SEDUCTIVE SCOUNDRELS SERIES A Diamond for a Duke Only a Duke Would Dare A December with a Duke What Would a Duke Do? Wooed by a Wicked Duke Duchess of His Heart Never Dance with a Duke The Debutante and the Duke Coming soon! Wedding her Christmas Duke-Coming soon! Coming soon! How to Win A Duke's Heart -Coming soon! Coming soon! Loved by a Dangerous Duke-Coming soon! Coming soon! When a Duke Desires a Lass-Coming soon! Coming soon! CHECK OUT COLLETTE'S OTHER SERIES Castle Brides Heart of a Scot Highland Heather Romancing a Scot The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses The Honorable Rogues(TM) Wicked Earls' Club
Praise for New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
SABRINAJEFFRIES and her “addictive” (Library Journal) series THE DUKE'S
MEN WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES “A totally engaging, adventurous love story . . .
with an ...
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past. Arriving in a cloak of mystery, London Theater’s newest actress, Annabelle Taylor, quickly became known as “The Silver Swan.” While she loved performing for her adoring audiences every night, Annabelle secretly longed to draw out the aristocratic father who abandoned her and her mother years ago. Sent to unmask her identity, Colin Jeffreys, Marquis of Hampden, had only his dashing good looks and desirable kisses to use as bait. Sparring with wit and half-truths, Colin and Annabelle soon realized what they truly wanted was a night of passion. But when Annabelle’s vengeful quest traps her in a nest of deceit and treachery, she realizes she must place her faith in Colin—a man she doesn’t trust, but can’t resist.
—Library Journal Praise for the Duke's Men novels from New York Times and
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Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, the deliciously sexy fourth book in the “Duke’s Men” Regency romance series—the first of which was called “a totally engaging, adventurous love story” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick). The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart’s desire within reach—a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron’s daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom’s inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future. Brokenhearted, and attempting to end their engagement without destroying Jane’s reputation, Dom staged a betrayal of his own to convince her that he’s not the husband-to-be that she thought. Now George is gone and the viscountcy restored to Dom, since his brother’s widow, Nancy—Jane’s cousin and closest confidant—never bore an heir. But when Nancy goes missing, a panicked Jane calls on her former fiancé to track down her cousin. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable—but now, entangled together in mystery and danger, will they rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?