The Accidental DuchessBook - 2014
When Lady Lydia Alfreton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must resort to the most desperate measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager proposed by the arrongant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn't mind fleecing - and she's condident she'll win. Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence againt his ten thousand pounds - a wager only meant to warn her off gambling. When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined—or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess.
Publisher: New York : Jove Books, c2014
Edition: Jove mass market ed
Branch Call Number: ROM Hunt (paper)
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 18 cm