Perfect for fans of Mary Balogh and Eloisa James, Sharon Cullen's seductive new historical romance ignites as a shy country girl and a hotheaded duke surrender to dangerous temptations.
Lady Sara Emerson was jolted out of her dull provincial life by her cousin's murder. Now that the killer seems to be targeting her, Sara seeks help from the man who was once her cousin's fianc?, Gabriel Ferguson, Duke of Rossmoyne. With his towering frame and fiery personality, Ross cuts an intimidating figure. Living under his protection, however, has its own hazards—like the sudden urge Sara feels to take their relationship in new, exquisitely inappropriate directions.
Dazzled by the social graces of his betrothed, Ross never noticed her shy, blushing cousin. Looking at Sara now, though, he's drawn to her lovely eyes and calm disposition. Funny how a year away from the hustle and bustle of the ton changes a man. But Ross has no intention of allowing a woman to interfere with his plan to return overseas. He will simply capture the murderer and set sail once again. The problem is, with her beguiling lips and heavenly touch, Sara makes him never want to leave home—or his bed—again.
Advance praise for The Reluctant Duchess
"Cullen's riveting Victorian romance reveals a surprisingly forthright and intellectual heroine hiding behind a wallflower reputation. . . . Intense romance and intriguing mystery make this a tale to be savored."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Many readers will enjoy this lively Victorian tale starring a protective hero and a quietly stubborn heroine."—Anne Gracie, award-winning author of The Spring Bride
"The Reluctant Duchess is Sharon Cullen's best book yet! I stayed up late reading it, kept spellbound by the nail-biting mystery and riveting pace. The cherry on top was the sexy hero and spunky heroine. A keeper!"—Shana Galen, author of The Rogue You Know
Praise for the novels of Sharon Cullen
"This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more."—Fresh Fiction, on Sebastian's Lady Spy
"Heart-wrenching and full of real emotion, proving that love is always the answer, His Saving Grace is the best book I've read this year!"—USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans
"A sizzling, smart relationship that evolves beautifully to capture readers' hearts as well as their imaginations."—RT Book Reviews, on Pleasing the Pirate
"Loving the Earl is charming and fast-paced. It's filled with passion, intrigue, a resourceful heroine you'll love, and a delicious hero you'll fall in love with."—New York Times bestselling author Jacquie D'Alessandro
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781101883648 (DRM-EPUB)|
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