Blame It on the Duke (Mass Market)
The Disgraceful Dukes
Avon, 9780062397768, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Have you heard?
The future Duke of Barrington has just been gambled away by his father. To an heiress!
The delicious details thus far...
Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry—nor add to the “mad” Hatherly line—but now he must honor his father’s debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate.
A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She’s spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she’d be at liberty to explore the world. She’ll just have to drive this one away as well.
Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly Madness takes hold.
It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss—won’t it? Alice and Nick are about to find out...one sultry night at a time.
This ought to be fun . . .An Avon Romance
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 Blame It on the Duke: The Disgraceful Dukes…
— 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
“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
“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
“Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! Lenora Bell is the new Belle of Historical Romance!”
— Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
“Compassion beautifully merges with heated passion in Bell’s third Disgraceful Dukes novel. Readers know to expect the unexpected from the talented Bell, and she delivers with a unique cast of characters, surprising plot twists and sizzling sexual tension all designed to keep the reader glued to the pages.”
— RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
“[...] Regency lovers will find much to enjoy.”
— Historical Novel Society
“A historical romance as tantalizing as the Kama Sutra epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The seductive elegance of Bell’s prose in the third sparkling installment of her Disgraceful Dukes series, along with her deliciously sharp wit, will have fans of Regency historical romances swooning with delight.”
— Booklist Online