Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

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For over a year, the widowed Perdita, Duchess of Ormonde has been keeping a secret. A secret about how her husband really died. So it's almost a relief when her mama-in-law finally approaches her with a proposal: Perdita will remarry, thus removing her from the Ormonde family, or the dowager will inform the town and the authorities just how her son died. Though she knows that she isn't really to blame for her late husband's death, Perdita also knows that just the suggestion of wrongdoing is sometimes enough to bring shame upon oneself. For help, she turns to the one man she's always been able to trust: Lord Archer Lisle, a younger son, and her late husband's secretary. The youngest son of the Duke of Pendleton, Lord Archer Lisle has spent his entire life in second place. But, now, finally he has a chance to do something purely for himself. For years he watched helpless as Perdita was brutalized by her husband, his employer. Now she needs another husband to ensure her secret remains hidden, and he'll step up and do the one thing that will fulfil both their needs. And when a threat emerges from a source none of them expected, he'll do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 22mm | 160g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250023866
  • 9781250023865
  • 339,851

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With her trademark wit and charm, Manda Collins has penned a deeply romantic and emotionally satisfying story in How to Romance a Rake. Her heroine is plucky and tremendously appealing, and I cheered for her well-earned happily ever after. Vanessa Kelly, award-winning author of Sex And The Single Earl on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE Collins' second installment of the Ugly Duckling trilogy is both a lovely, sensitive romance and a taut thriller. Collins brings a dashing hero and a wounded wallflower together in the type of love story readers take to heart. With compassion and perception, she delves into the issues faced by those who survive physical and emotional trauma. Brava to Collins! RT Book Reviews, 4 stars on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE Absolutely delightful, How to Romance a Rake, the second book in talented author Manda Collins' Ugly Duckling series, is an emotion-packed, passionate historical romance Romance Junkies, 5 stars, Blue Ribbon Review on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE How to Romance a Rake is a wonderfully moving story about two damaged people coming together to form a unique bond. Manda Collins is now on my auto-buy list, and I can't wait for the final book in this series. Rakehell, Where Regency Lives on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE How to Romance a Rake is a wonderful story in which a quiet and shy heroine triumphs over adversity, overcoming obstacles to win the heart of one of London's most eligible bachelors. It is the sort of story that warms the heart and reaffirms the notion that love conquers all. Books like How to Romance a Rake are why I read romance. Romance Novel News on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE The passion sizzles in this book and while Collins delves into deeply emotional issues she also infuses her stories with plenty of humor along with a terrific secondary cast...If you haven't read Manda Collins yet, now's the perfect time to start. How to Romance a Rake is going straight to my keeper shelf. I highly recommend it! The Romance Dish on HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE "show more

About Manda Collins

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she'd been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she's not writing, she's helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.show more
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