If the Duke Demands

If the Duke Demands

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The last person Sebastian Earl Carlisle, needs interfering in his life is Miranda Hodgkins, the flighty, free-spirited niece of his Lincolnshire neighbor and local orphanage manageress whom he and his siblings consider little more than a sister. A serious man with solemn obligations, Sebastian has planned to find a wife of rank who will preserve the solid reputation of his family. But he never planned on finding a beautiful, masked woman draped temptingly across his bed, begging to be seduced...and very nearly succeeding until he discovers that his seductress is none other than Miranda, who has mistakenly sneaked into the wrong bedroom.

In love with Robert Carlisle, Miranda planned a night designed to make Robert fall in love with her, only for it to all go horribly wrong when the man behind the mask reveals himself to be Sebastian. Mortified, she swears him to secrecy. But when Sebastian realizes that Miranda is in London for the season, he fears the worst-that not only will Miranda make a fool of herself over Robert but that her antics will cost him his proper wife. The two strike an agreement: he'll help in her pursuit of Robert if she promises to behave.

As Sebastian helps Miranda seduce Robert the unthinkable happens: he begins to have feelings for her. The last thing he needs is to tie his respectable title to a woman as reckless as Miranda. Will he sacrifice his heart to give his estate the proper countess it needs? Or will sensible, practical Sebastian final let himself fall, damn the consequences?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 119 x 173 x 24mm | 154g
  • FOREVER
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 1455597252
  • 9781455597253
  • 518,315

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"Top Pick! Anna Harrington takes readers on a fantastic adventure with this beautiful historical romance. Miranda is one of the most delightful and engaging heroines I've come across in some time."-NightOwlReviews.com
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"As steamy as it is sweet as it is luscious. My favorite kind of historical!"
-Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author, on Dukes are Forever "A touching and tempestuous romance, with all the ingredients Regency fans adore."
--Gaelen Foley, New York Times bestselling author, on Dukes are Forever "4 1/2 stars! Pits strong-willed characters against one another, and as the sparks ignite, passion is sure to follow. There is a depth of emotion that will leave readers breathless. The pages fly."--RT Book Reviews on Dukes Are Forever "4 stars! The Secret Life of Scoundrels comes to a rousing conclusion as Harrington delights the readers with the charming characters, fast pace and unique store. This talented writer crafts romances that captivate, touching readers' hearts while bringing smiles to their lips."--RT Book Reviews on How I Married a Marquess "4 stars! Newcomer Harrington creates fast-paced, lively romances with unconventional characters and plot. For her second novel, she adds heated sensuality and a gothic twist. There is little doubt that she is fast becoming a fan favorite."--RT Book Reviews on Along Came a Rogue "In this thoroughly entertaining story, seduction and adventure take center stage. Nathaniel is far more honorable than he will admit, and Emily far braver than she ever imagined. Together, they form a formidable pair that readers are certain to love."--BookPage on Along Came a Rogue "Harrington's emotionally gripping Regency-era debut, which launches the Secret Life of Scoundrels series, is ripe with drama and sizzling romance...The complex relationship between Edward and Katherine is intense and skillfully written, complete with plenty of romantic angst that propels the novel swiftly forward. This new author is definitely one to watch."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dukes are Forever "Harrington has created a richly woven novel, complete with romance, a touch of mystery, and wounded, believable characters."--Publishers Weekly on Along Came a Rogue "Had me practically drooling with anticipation from one page to the next...The characters are fabulously crafted and gloriously complicated...the author balances the dark with a light, witty humor and a sexual tension that adds sizzle to every scene....How I Married a Marquess is intense, satisfying and cleverly unpredictable. Consider me a freshly minted fan of Harrington's style of happy ever after."--USA Today Happy Ever After on How I Married a Marquess "Top Pick! Anna Harrington takes readers on a fantastic adventure with this beautiful historical romance. Miranda is one of the most delightful and engaging heroines I've come across in some time."--NightOwlReviews.com
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About Anna Harrington

Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances--and all those dashing Regency heroes--while living in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden. Visit her website at www.AnnaHarringtonBooks.com or follow her at @aharrington2875.
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1,004 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (348)
3 24% (244)
2 7% (75)
1 3% (33)
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