What a Duke Wants

What a Duke Wants

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Lavinia Kent-a four-time Golden Heart Award nominee and one of the most exciting talents in the new generation of historical romance writers-explores What a Duke Wants in this darkly sensuous tale of a woman running from a secret past who finds herself in the arms of a handsome reluctant English nobleman whom she desires intensely but dares not love. Any reader who has ever been entranced by the passionate romance of Anna Campbell, Stephanie Laurens, and Lisa Kleypas-who has praised Kent's extraordinary work, declaring, "I was captivated by every page"-will be similarly intrigue and enchanted by What a Duke Wants.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0061986313
  • 9780061986314
  • 413,264

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What woman would refuse a Duke's kiss?

Running from a dark secret past, Isabella Masters craves peace and stability, a life far from the prying eyes of society.

She does not dream of landing a lord.

But in the arms of a stranger with magnificent eyes, she loses herself in one breath-stealing kiss-- only to discover she has been misled by a reluctant Duke.

Angered but enthralled, she dares not submit . . . though her passionate heart begs her to. He cannot wed her . . . but he must not lose her.

Only one possibility remains-- one too scandalous to consider . . . yet too tempting to resist.
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About Lavinia Kent

Most days Lavinia Kent loves her life and knows that she has found her own happily-ever-after with her husband and three children But on those other days (you know which ones!), she is very glad for the wonderful romances, sensuous gowns, and tall, sexy men that fill her mind - and then her computer.

Lavinia lives in Washington, DC, with her family and an ever-changing menagerie of pets. She attended Wellesley College as an undergraduate and holds an MBA from Georgetown University.

What a Duke Wants is Lavinia's fourth book from Avon Romance. She also has a fun and sexy serial of e-novellas, The Real Duchesses of London, available from Avon Impulse.
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Rating details

302 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 21% (62)
4 36% (109)
3 30% (90)
2 10% (30)
1 4% (11)

Our customer reviews

I decided to read What a Duke Wants following the reviews. Almost all said this was a great book, so why not? I was not disappointed. Isabella has a secret past that can't be discovered by anyone. She just want an easy life, away from society. So when she meets the man of her dreams, she's very sure he's going to ask her to marry him and have a wonderful life. Mark doesn't know how to be a Duke. He just want some nice and quiet time alone when he met Isabella. She's beautiful, and doesn't know he is a Duke. It's perfect, but he knows he has to tell her sometime... Isabella and Mark were an explosive couple! They have chemistry and a way to make you fall in love with them, even when you discover Mark is actually a liar and Isabella is running from law. I liked the plot, it had many twists and a lot of mystery and suspense, but Isabella and Mark always managed to be together, even when it very scandalous... Overall, I absolutely loved it! One of my favorites romance, full of twists and high emotions, I highly recommend it.show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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