Desperately Seeking A Duke (Heiress Brides)
The only way for vicar’s daughter Phoebe Millbury to inherit a family fortune is to find herself a duke—just as her late grandfather demanded in his will. But Phoebe, who’s still trying to make good after a romantic scandal, also has her two cousins to contend with. They’re all competing for the... show more
The only way for vicar’s daughter Phoebe Millbury to inherit a family fortune is to find herself a duke—just as her late grandfather demanded in his will. But Phoebe, who’s still trying to make good after a romantic scandal, also has her two cousins to contend with. They’re all competing for the same money, maybe even the same men. ..until Phoebe meets her match in the terribly handsome and charming Rafe Marbrook.When she receives a marriage proposal from the Marquis of Brookhaven, Phoebe is thrilled to learn that Rafe is headed for dukedom…and accepts his offer. There’s only one problem: It’s from Rafe’s older, less captivating brother, Calder. Now Phoebe finds herself on the verge of yet another scandal as she faces a desperate choice: Marry Calder for his money—or follow her own heart? Each way can only lead to trouble…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2008-03-04
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
, Beauty And The Beast
I liked this book more than I thought I would from reading the back, but I am not in love with it. It was a good, quick read with two main characters who I thought were well developed. The only problem I had was that sometimes, when switching voices, there would only be a paragraph before it switche...
Ok, I was desperately needing humor when I pulled this book so the rating is somewhat adjusted accordingly.Our h, at the tender age of 15ish, was seduced by a dancing master who apparently had a distinct lack of control, thus she assumed she was deflowered but the hymen remained intact. Whatever, h...
This book made no sense. Some wtf the moments:At the very beginning, the crotchety old patriarch makes it very clear that he dislikes the aristocracy. BUT, in order to gain his inheritance, his female relatives must MARRY A DUKE.Idiot Phoebe accepts a marriage proposal from someone who's first name ...
A delicious Regency read!! Engaging characters and an entertaining plot line. Nice amount of steam to keep the story popping!I love a lively historical with all the pomp and circumstance! Really enjoyable read!A fun series.