How the Duke Was Won

How the Duke Was Won

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

The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive . . . but only one can become a duchess.

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.

Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?

She is not like the others . . .

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.

'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

'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 25mm | 258g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 034941372X
  • 9780349413723
  • 663,187

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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 Colourful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner * Starred review from Publishers Weekly * 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 Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance! -- Kerrelyn Sparks RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit * Starred review from Booklist * 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 Fierce and full of surprises . . . this spicy romance will delight fans of the genre. Bell has found a new avenue to the happily-ever-after of the Regency era. Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list * Kirkus *
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About Lenora Bell

Lenora Bell grew up in a tiny town in Alaska with no streetlights, no movie theater, but a very well-endowed library.

A graduate of Portland State University's MFA in Creative Writing program, she has lived and taught English on five continents. Lenora currently shares a cabin in Switzerland with her husband and two naughty tiger-striped kitties.
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3,135 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (1,304)
3 25% (775)
2 5% (157)
1 2% (53)
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