The Duke's Secret Seduction
Classic Regency Romances Book #20
Scarred and hardened by the betrayal of his late wife and his latest mistress,
the Duke of Alban decides to withdraw from the depressing
swirl of London for a trip to the north, where he can visit his beloved aunt,
and regain the composure that has deserted him. But his hopes for a serene
retreat are dashed by the voluptuous beauty of Kittie Douglas, the young
widow who serves as his aunt's companion, and stirs a deep longing - and
a deep mistrust - within him.
Kittie has long heard about the duke's upstanding character, and had
imagined him to be a paragon of male virtue, but meeting the man leaves
her with a distinctly different impression: though he's strikingly handsome,
his late wife's duplicity has left him moody, taciturn, and even suspicious
of her intentions where his well-to-do aunt is concerned. But perhaps most
frustrating is that he's blind to her own upright nature and tender inclinations,
unaware that she harbors a deep wish to soothe his heart and make him whole
As a war wages within Alban between his inability to trust
Kittie and his overwhelming desire to possess her, she struggles to break
through his bitter resolve, tempted all the while to abandon him and her hopes
for a lasting romance. Until a startling revelation from Alban's aunt shocks
them both into realizing what's at stake, and forces Alban to recognize that
if he's to have any chance at happiness, he'll have to open his eyes -- and
his heart -- to Kittie's true beauty and the promise of unwavering love...
This book was originally published as
'The Duke and Mrs. Douglas'.
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In the brand-new
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one out to spice up their life means to crush a helpless victim...
Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton
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founding father, not least because she's known to possess an enviably large
collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has
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Her first instinct is to suspect the developer, but as she digs deeper into
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