The Duke And I

The Duke And I : Number 1 in series

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'The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year.' - Lisa Kleypas

Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?
-Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813

After enduring two seasons in London, Daphne Bridgerton is no longer naive enough to believe she will be able to be marry for love. But is it really too much to hope for a husband for whom she at least has some affection?

Her brother's old school friend Simon Basset - the new Duke of Hastings - has no intention of ever marrying. However, newly returned to England, he finds himself the target of the many marriage-minded society mothers who remain convinced that reformed rakes make the best husbands.

To deflect their attention, the handsome hell-raiser proposes to Daphne that they pretend an attachment. In return, his interest in Daphne will ensure she becomes the belle of London society with suitors beating a path to her door. There's just one problem, Daphne is in very real danger of falling for a man who has no intention of making their charade a reality...

'Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer' - Gloss

'Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen' - Jill Barnett
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 24mm | 240g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0749936576
  • 9780749936570
  • 45,936

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Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding Time Magazine
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Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance * Romantic Times * Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen -- Jill Barnett The Duke and I is rich with author Julia Quinn's trademark humour and engaging dialogue... Quinn just keeps getting better and better, a fact that's sure to delight readers -- Lois Faye Dyer The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year -- Lisa Kleypas Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer * Gloss * Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding * Time Magazine *
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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing university and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her online at www.juliaquinn.com.
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86,856 ratings
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4 36% (31,326)
3 19% (16,124)
2 4% (3,779)
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A relaxing and pleasant reading with good pacing that kept my interest alive till the end. I find these regent's novels very interesting and this one in particular was funny and exhilarating with the oddities of the ton society. Few erotic scenes well described without particular or too much attention on the specifics but still able to satisfy the romantic side of the situation.show more
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