By Eloisa James
A duke needs to select correctly . . .
Leopold Dautry, the infamous Duke of Villiers, needs to wed fast and nobly—and his offerings, lamentably, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely appealing and fiercely clever. Villiers betroths himself to her with out additional ado.
After all, no different girl particularly qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares not anything for garments or decorum. She's engaged to a different guy, and doesn't supply a fig for prestige or identify. part the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is vulnerable to agree.
Torn among common sense and fervour, among intelligence and mind's eye, Villiers unearths himself attracted to the very fringe of impropriety. however it isn't really till he's in a duel to the dying, combating for the recognition of the lady he loves, that Villiers eventually realizes that the best danger will not be within the dueling box . . .
But within the bed room. And the guts.
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