How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days: An American Heiress in London
Laura Lee Guhrke
From USA Today bestselling writer Laura Lee Guhrke comes the tale of a discount, a wedding of comfort . . . and the opportunity for romance to final a lifetime
They had a deal . . .
From the instant she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he may possibly swap her lifestyles. And whilst he agreed to her outrageous suggestion of a wedding of comfort, she was once remodeled from ruined American heiress to English duchess. 5 years later, she's extremely joyful with their association, specifically considering the fact that her husband resides on one other continent.
But bargains are made to be damaged . . .
By marrying an heiress, Stuart used to be capable of pay his family's huge, immense accounts, and Edie's phrases that he go away England eternally appeared a small fee to pay. but if a broom with loss of life impels him domestic, he makes a decision it is time for a true marriage together with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a daring new cut price: ten days to win her prepared kiss. yet is ten days sufficient to win her heart?
Duchess. It isn’t the glamorous task you americans imagine it is.” “I’m now not doing this for the glamor, or maybe to save lots of my popularity. i would like to manage and deal with my very own lifestyles. i would like independence and autonomy. i would like to be liable to no one.” “But as my spouse, you'd be responsible to me.” “No, I won’t, simply because I shall preserve keep watch over of the money. You’ll need to signal a prenuptial contract to that effect.” “You do have brains. So what makes independence and autonomy so.
figuring out, for she knew by means of now simply what his sister and mom have been like. “Of path. What approximately Cecil?” “Oh, I’ve lots of time to notify him. The fly fishing’s deuced solid in Scotland simply now, and the stalking starts off subsequent week. no matter if I wrote this present day, I doubt my brother will be in a position to drag himself clear of Stuart hotel to come back down and welcome me.” “If you actually need to determine him whereas you’re right here, i'll bring to an end his allowance,” she steered with a marginally of humor. Stuart.
around the desk, and all of the sudden, he couldn’t circulate. It was once each piece as riveting because the feeling he’d skilled the 1st time he’d ever visible her, yet for a distinct cause. the 1st evening, he’d been riveted by means of the experience that he used to be whatever out of the typical method. yet this time, whatever else pinned him in position. while Edie smiled and laughed, it lit up her entire countenance, confirmed the gold sparks in her eco-friendly eyes, and shattered the touch-me-not defend that sometimes.
All. It’s hard, although. working a wide property like this can be an arduous business.” “It is tiring.” He slid a sideways look at her. “Which is why it’s top to have a partner.” “Then I worry you will likely be without end exhausted in future.” Stuart laughed on the tart answer. “You’re so obdurate, Edie. yet then, I’ve constantly identified that. So inform me, what’s your plan for us tomorrow?” “I inspiration we’d pass over the account books with Mr. Robson. It’s necessary,” she extra, as he gave a.
first-class flavor in garments and logic approximately materials. He wasn’t Jones, yet Stuart made up our minds he’d do. Stuart additionally went to Park Lane and inspected Margrave residence, however it proved a very pointless job. notwithstanding closed up in the meanwhile, with every little thing swathed in dustcovers, he used to be capable of confirm that his London place of dwelling was once shipshape and Bristol type. no longer for the 1st time, he liked the truth that Edie had performed particularly good along with his estates whereas he’d been away. yet as he.