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How the Duke was won

by Bell, Lenora,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Paperback P F BELL 2016 CRAFTON 5/16
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Paperback
Call Number  P F BELL 2016 CRAFTON 5/16
Moon Township Public Library Fiction PB F BELL Lenora
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  PB F BELL Lenora
Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/HR BELL
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Paperbacks
Call Number  P/HR BELL
Sewickley Public Library Romance F BEL ROM
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Romance
Call Number  F BEL ROM
South Park Library Paperback PK F BEL
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Paperback
Call Number  PK F BEL
Upper St. Clair Township Library Romance Fiction ROMANCE BELL Lenora
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Romance Fiction
Call Number  ROMANCE BELL Lenora

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

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.

Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?

She is not like the others...Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:

* Be the perfect English rose [Ha!]

* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns [blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure]

* Charm and seduce a wild duke [without appearing to try]

* Keep said duke far, far from her heart [no matter how tempting]

When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Lady Desmond's proposal is the answer to Charlene Beckett's prayers. Lady Desmond wants Charlene to impersonate her daughter, Dorothea, at a house party being given by James Edward Warren, the Duke of Harland. The duke is auditioning ladies for the role of his prospective wife, and Dorothea is one of four candidates he will be interviewing. The problem is Dorothea is onboard a ship returning from Italy and won't be back in England in time. Since Charlene could be Dorothea's twin which isn't surprising since Charlene is her illegitimate half sister Lady Desmond is positive Charlene can fool James long enough for Dorothea to return home, and in return, Lady Desmond will give Charlene enough money to take care of her mother and her sister, Lulu. Capturing the duke's interest turns out to be surprisingly easy for Charlene, but the one thing she didn't plan on was falling for him herself. RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit.--Charles, John Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Debut author Bell begins the Disgraceful Dukes Regency series with a winning tale in which disreputable but charming protagonists bond over a shared passion for righting social injustices. Charlene, the illegitimate and unacknowledged daughter of an earl, longs to save herself and her sister from prostitution by opening a boarding house for impoverished girls. James, a second son who unexpectedly inherits a ducal title, arrives in London prepared to marry an impeccable bride, produce an heir, and return to the West Indies to run his fair-wage cocoa farms. When James invites four women to audition for the role of duchess, Charlene is hired to stand in for her look-alike half-sister, Lady Dorothea, until Dorothea returns from abroad. Charlene's spirited manner, martial arts skills, and instant rapport with James's biracial daughter (whose existence and acceptance by her father are absolutely scandalous to most of the London elite) immediately put her at the top of the list, but soon James's suspicions of trickery dampen his ardor. Meanwhile, Charlene reluctantly cedes her place to Dorothea, certain a duke would never marry an illegitimate woman. Colorful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM Partners. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Bell, Lenora. Disgraceful dukes.
Subjects Nobility -- Fiction.
Regency fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2016
Language English
Description viii, 370 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9780062397720
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