How To Marry A Duke

How To Marry A Duke

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Tristan James Gatewick, the Duke of Shelbourne, is the most sought after bachelor in all of England. It's an enviable position for any man of marriageable age - after all, it's time for him to settle down and have the heir and the spare his family so desperately needs. The problem: he can't bring himself to marry any of the ninnies he's met courtesy of the ton. Only one woman interests him, a honey-haired beauty with a sharp tongue. She's unlike any of the vain, spoiled, clumsy chits he's met up to now. The only problem? He's hired her to find him a wife. Tessa Mansfield can't believe her luck. Ever since she was deemed a spinster a few seasons ago, she's been a professional matchmaker, finding ugly ducklings and penniless chits all over London matches in the highest echelons of society. But she's just landed the Duke of Shelbourne as a client and her entire career rests on finding him a suitable match. So she concocts an elaborate way to ensure a happy match: the Duke will court 25 women simultaneously, eliminating them as he sees fit until he finds the perfect one. Unfortunately she never expected to desire him herself and fantasize about his touch...
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 105 x 171 x 24mm | 222g
  • Forever
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
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  • 0446565377
  • 9780446565370
  • 189,245

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"In her lively debut novel, Vicky Dreiling has penned a fresh, engaging take on Regency matchmaking that brims with clever wit and repartee. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud on numerous occasions. Here's hoping for more of this promising new author's historical romances!"
-Nicole Jordan, New York Times best-selling author
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An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!
-Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
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About Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling lives in Texas with her family.
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How to Marry a Duke is about Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne, who needs a wife, and fast. He doesn't know where to start, so he hires Tessa Mansfield, a wallflower who works as a matchmaker. Tristan has a list with all the required attributes his wife must have, but the most important is that she has to be desirable for him. He doesn't believe in love, which Tessa truly believes. It's difficult to find him a wife with so little time, so Tessa must do something scandalous but effective: a contest. I find difficult to believe that a Duke would agree to participate on a contest (like The Bachelor) to find a wife. But ignoring that, it was fun. Tristan was looking for the 'perfect wife'. But all the available are girls, barely women, too young for him. And none of them ignited his desire, expect Tessa, the matchmaker. I don't know why Tristan continued with the 'contest', because after sharing a few kisses with Tessa, it's obvious they should be together. Tristan is good looking, strong and very short tempered, while Tessa is very sweet and independent. They are the perfect couple, but Tessa has a big secret and Tristan is just too hardheaded to choose. Overall, How to Marry a Duke is the second book I read from this author (I actually read the sequel first, How to Seduce a Scoundrel), and altought I enjoyed it, I still think it needs more passion. Tessa and Tristan were a likable couple, and even when the wife's contest was unrealistic, it was fun. BTW, the next book, How to Ravish a Rake, is going to be released April 1st. Do you think I should read it?show more
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