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.
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.
"Colorful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner." (Publishers Weekly)
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The Unconventional Bride Hunt
Eccentric love story!
His invitation to four eligible debutantes and their mothers to visit his estate with the objective of choosing a bride. Pretending to be a Footman the handsome Duke wants to see his prospective brides when they were not being pretentious. His meeting with his four prospective brides as the "Footman" was hilarious.
When the Duke first met Lady Dorothea (Charlene Beckett) flirting with her as the Footman. To say he was surprised by "LADY" Dorothea's reaction is putting it mildly. Forming a mental picture of the scene still puts a smile on my face.
Trouble = inviting four prospective brides and their hopeful mamma's to the Ducal Estate to compete for the position of Duchess.
This is Lenora Bell's debut novel but you'd never know it. I enjoyed "How the Duke Was Won" more than many books I have read/heard from seasoned authors. It was fresh, well written entertainment. Beverley A. Crick gave a great performance. I highly recommend it.
- Lady M
Really enjoyed this book a lot! Great Narration!
- Tracy T