The duchess deal (girl meets duke #1)
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The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1)
He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies.
They need a loving home. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart. Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate.
She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing.
But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. The oh-so-proper marquess can pick locks, land punches, tease with sly wit. Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention— sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land.
Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can't deny Max drives her to distraction— even if she tries to pretend otherwise. Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him.
If she was not his friend's sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings.
Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad. Lavinia Tempest has been eagerly anticipating a spectacular season. But one disastrous pile-up on the Almack's dance floor derails all her plans. Add to that, the very stunning revelations about her mother's scandalous past have become the ton's latest on dits.
Lavinia's future has gone from shining bright to blackest night in one misstep. Alaster "Tuck" Rowland admits he's partly to blame for Lavinia's disastrous debut.
But it's not guilt that compels him to restore her reputation. Rather, he's placed a wager that he can make Lavinia into one of the most sought-after ladies in London. Who better than an unrepentant rake to set society astir? Tuck's motives are hardly noble. But in teaching the lovely Lavinia how to win any man she wants, he suddenly finds himself tangled in the last place he ever imagined: in love. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste.
First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night. Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever.
He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment.
Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul.
Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart? That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure.
The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts—and the last names that made them enemies. Now Nicholas has an empire to run. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families. Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Tessa Dare August 22, Switch to the audiobook. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. More by Tessa Dare See more.
Book 2. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. Do You Want to Start a Scandal. Book 4. On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Reviews Review Policy. Published on. Flowing text. Best For. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Content Protection. Learn More. Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
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Yet Stephanie Gray, a former governess, has recently come into money and is eager for a proper match with a well-born man. As the Devil Dares. Anna Harrington. When playing a game of wits, never ever go up against the woman they call the Hellion.
Whether it's business or pleasure, Lord Robert Carlisle never backs down from a dare. But finding a husband for scandalous Mariah Winslow? It's one challenge he instantly regrets accepting. Even with all his connectionsand rakish charmsRobert will have to use every trick in the book to marry off a woman with no dowry and no sense of decorum Mariah Winslow has no intention of being a pawn in Lord Robert's game. She knows he agreed to play matchmaker only to secure a partnership in her father's shipping company, a partnership that's rightfully hers.
For now, though, she'll dress for the elegant balls he throws and dance with the eligible bachelors he chooses. But she won't be outwitted by the devil himself -- no matter how tempting and irresistible she finds him.
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Emma Gladstone is in dire needs of the funds she should have gotten for sewing a wedding dress. So when the expectant bride calls off her wedding to the battle scarred Duke of Ashbury, Emma shows up at the Duke's doorstep wearing said dress to demand the payment for the time and effort it took her to make it. The Duke agrees to pay for it as soon as she hands over the dress. Or she can marry him and give him an heir.
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A gown that showed my best handiwork, on display at one of the largest social events of the Season. Get out of the house. Take me with you. Vauxhall, perhaps. Or a masquerade.
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He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. They need a loving home. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart.
The Duchess Deal
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale so of course I was super excited to read this authors version of it and once again Tessa Dare did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this funny and charming marriage of convenience! Vicar daughter Emma Gladstone learned the hard way to depend solely on herself. What she gets instead is a marriage offer. Of course rules are meant to be broken and what ensues is a battle of wits, lots of teasing and more than both bargained on. I love broken heroes and the grumpy Ashbury with his very sarcastic outlook on life was perfect! I loved the fact that he was attracted to Emma from the first moment he met her and how her wit and backbone of steel made him decide that he had to have her as his wife. Of course once married he tried to keep his emotional distance, but Emma made that impossible ;-.
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