If I Only Had a Duke (Paperback)

The Disgraceful Dukes

By Lenora Bell

Avon, 9780062397744, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

After three failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming. She won’t domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt’s Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season.

 

The duke ruined her plans and he’ll just have to fix them.

 

Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage—he uses dalliances and public spectacle to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is faught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart...and he’s losing it to Thea.

 



About the Author

Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. She grew up in a small Alaskan town that still has no traffic lights, and she blames those long, dark winters for turning her into a lifelong bookworm. She has lived and worked on five continents but can currently be found in an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. www.lenorabell.com



Praise For If I Only Had a Duke: The Disgraceful Dukes

“Bell has captured readers’ attention with her Disgraceful Dukes series, and now she cements her place as a fresh, vibrant voice in the genre with this emotionally powerful, highly romantic story. Well-crafted characters, tight plotting and plenty of passion are enhanced by witty dialogue, delightful letters and the perfect pace. It is the emotional power of the story and the characters that uplift readers and take Bell to new heights as an author.”
— RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You’ll love Lenora Bell!
— Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

“How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional--evocative of the best of the genre. If you’ve been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it.”
— Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

“Praise for How the Duke Was Won: “Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! Lenora Bell is the new Belle of Historical Romance!”
— Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author

“HOW THE DUKE WAS WON hooked me from page one with its humor, emotion, and captivating characters. Lenora Bell is a true delight to read.”
— Lorraine Heath, USA Today bestselling author

“HOW THE DUKE WAS WON is everything that made me first fall in love with historical romances while still being new and different. Trust me...you’ve been waiting for Lenora Bell.”
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author