When a Duchess Says I Do

When a Duchess Says I Do

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'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic' Mary Balogh

'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare

An enchanting new Regency romance with a fairy-tale twist from New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes.

Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to a lady fallen on hard times. Matilda is whip-smart, she can read Duncan's horrible penmanship, and when she wears his reading glasses, all Duncan can think about is naughty Latin poetry.

Matilda cannot entrust her secrets to Duncan without embroiling him in the problems that sent her fleeing from London, but neither can she ignore a man who's honourable, a brilliant chess player, and maddeningly kissable. She needs to stay one step ahead of the enemies pursuing her, though she longs to fall into Duncan's arms. Duncan swears he has traded in his shining armour for a country gentleman's muddy boots, but to win the fair maid, he'll have to ride into battle one more time.

Praise for Grace Burrowes:

'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James

'Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all' Mary Balogh

'If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 260g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349419884
  • 9780349419886
  • 607,926

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Intimacy develops over conversations about his travels, games of chess, and a gradual sexual attraction, much in the manner of Mary Balogh's classic Regency romances . . . A romance of gentle yearning and fulfilment balanced out by a suspense plot and a fast-paced third act * Kirkus Reviews * An intelligent, resourceful heroine and a hero who comes into his own bond over fierce games of chess, spirited banter, rapier wit, and mutual attraction in a sweet, passionate romance that is sure to enchant * Library Journal (starred review) * Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories . . . Grace Burrowes's romances have them all -- Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes writes from the heart - with warmth, humour and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance! -- Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes is terrific! -- Julia Quinn, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author An unusual pair of smart and worldly but reticent lovers; a modern sensibility about themes of consent, class, and disability; and a surprising and adventurous plot make Burrowes's latest Rogues to Riches Regency satisfyingly relatable nerdy escapism . . . will warm readers' hearts to the core * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * Readers will root for these two wary people as they learn to trust each other with their foibles and their truths. With revealing dialogue, games of chess and subtle sensuality, this romance sings * Bookpage * Skillfully crafted and exquisitely written, Burrowes' latest is pure gold; a brilliant launch to a promising series * Library Journal (starred review) on My One and Only Duke * Burrowes is a writer of towering talent * USA Today Happy Ever After on My One and Only Duke *
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About Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.

Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website, graceburrowes.com.
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2,278 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (854)
3 26% (602)
2 6% (129)
1 1% (25)
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