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Duke of Deception Stephie Smith

Duke of Deception

Stephie Smith

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ISBN : 9781478247586
Paperback
288 pages
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1st Place Winner of RWAs 2013 Gulf Coast Silken Sands Contest Historical Romance category, winner of Virginia Romance Writers 2013 Holt Medallion Award of MeritA desperate young woman ... Lady Louisa Barrick will do anything to save her estate andMore1st Place Winner of RWAs 2013 Gulf Coast Silken Sands Contest Historical Romance category, winner of Virginia Romance Writers 2013 Holt Medallion Award of MeritA desperate young woman ... Lady Louisa Barrick will do anything to save her estate and the village that depends on it, but when she tries to use a rakish privateer in her scheme, things dont turn out as planned.A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his own: to track down the ton-based smuggling gang responsible for his fathers death. When hes caught in a compromising situation with Lady Louisa, he decides its better to marry her than to risk being ostracized by the London society whose invitations are vital to his plan. But Louisa refuses to marry him, unless he meets her terms, one of which is a month-long reprieve from consummation.Intent on seduction, Derek doesnt count on his unexpected jealousy wreaking havoc with his emotions, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, still grieving the death of her father, wants desperately to avoid another heartbreak, but fears she may have schemed herself into a marriage with the one man destined to break her heart: a man who isnt what he seems, who obviously cant be trusted, and who will surely leave her the first chance he gets.