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The Prince : A Devil's Duke Novel

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The temptation of her lips...

Libby Shaw refuses to accept society's dictates. She's determined to become a member of Edinburgh's all-male Royal College of Surgeons. Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical theater and fools everyone-except the one man who has never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.

...will make a prince say yes to her every desire

Forced to leave his home as a boy, famed portraitist Ziyaeddin is secretly the exiled prince of a distant realm. When he first met Libby, he memorized every detail of her face and drew her. But her perfect lips gave him trouble-the same lips he now longs to kiss. When Libby asks his help to hide her feminine identity from the world, Ziyaeddin agrees on one condition: she must sit for him to paint-as a woman. But what begins as a daring scheme could send them both hurtling toward danger...and an unparalleled love.

Best Romances of the Month, Amazon Editors' Choice
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 27mm | 193g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062641743
  • 9780062641748
  • 167,832

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Libby Shaw refuses to accept society's dictates. She's determined to become a member of Edinburgh's all-male Royal College of Surgeons. Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical theater and fools everyone--except the one man who has never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.

...will make a prince say yes to her every desire

Forced to leave his home as a boy, famed portraitist Ziyaeddin is secretly the exiled prince of a distant realm. When he first met Libby, he memorized every detail of her face and drew her. But her perfect lips gave him trouble--the same lips he now longs to kiss. When Libby asks his help to hide her feminine identity from the world, Ziyaeddin agrees on one condition: she must sit for him to paint-- as a woman. But what begins as a daring scheme could send them both hurtling toward danger... and an unparalleled love.
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"Few romance novelists can conjure such lush, erotic stories alongside substantial historical detail and moral heft. ... enthralls and impresses up to the last page." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Ashe strikes gold in ... this thoroughly pleasurable historical." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Everything about this union sparkles... If this novel doesn't make you swoon, I don't know what will." -- All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper) "Ashe is a consummate storyteller able to transport readers into her novels because she creates such unique characters and then puts them into unconventional plots...the sexual tension and the character growth is marvelous to watch." -- RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) "Sparkling repartee ... a delectable summertime read." -- Library Journal "Ashe deftly infuses some fascinating bits of nineteenth-century history into the fourth top notch addition to her Devil's Duke series, while at the same time delivering her trademark captivating characters and heart-melting passion." -- Booklist "The steady, careful character development Ashe devoted herself to earlier in the novel pays off in spades, as readers will find themselves desperately anxious that these two amazing people find their way to happily ever after." -- BookPage "Wonderful, heartbreaking, amazing... Ashe just keeps getting better and better." -- Night Owl Review (Top Pick) "A lush and dazzling love story." -- BookPage "This is an incomparable romance. It is incomparable historical fiction. And it is wordsmithing of the finest kind." -- Angieville "[A]n emotionally intense story of two complex people who are more than the labels others would use to define them ... this is an extraordinary book even from this talented author ... I highly recommend The Prince." -- Janga @ The Romance Dish (Best of the Year)
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About Katharine Ashe

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors' Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA (R) Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women's World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine's books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.
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Rating details

363 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 52% (190)
4 29% (107)
3 13% (46)
2 4% (14)
1 2% (6)
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