Duke of Deception (Wentworth Trilogy, Book 1)

Duke of Deception (Wentworth Trilogy, Book 1)

Stephie Smith


Winner of the Virginia Romance Writers of the USA Holt Medallion Award of benefit, Romance Writers of America's Gulf Coast Silken Sands Readers' selection famous person Award, and Heartland Romance Writers of the United States convey Me The Spark Award. Voted one of many best 10 ancient Romances for 2013 by means of readers within the RomCon Readers' Crown Awards.

A determined younger girl ... woman Louisa Barrick will do something to avoid wasting her property and the village that is determined by it, but if she attempts to exploit a rakish privateer in her scheme, issues don't end up as deliberate.

A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his personal: to trace down the ton-based smuggling gang accountable for his father's dying. while he's stuck in a compromising state of affairs with girl Louisa, he comes to a decision it's larger to marry her than to danger being ostracized by means of the London society whose invites are very important to his plan. yet Louisa refuses to marry him, except he meets her phrases, certainly one of that's a month-long reprieve from consummation.

Intent on seduction, Derek doesn't expect his unforeseen jealousy wreaking havoc together with his feelings, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, nonetheless grieving the dying of her father, wishes desperately to prevent one other heartbreak, yet fears she can have schemed herself right into a marriage with the single guy destined to damage her center: a guy who isn't what he turns out, who evidently can't be depended on, and who would definitely depart her the 1st probability he will get.

This is a full-length novel of 106,000 words...290 pp in a 6x9 exchange paperback (which equals nearly 420 pp in mass industry size).

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