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A Duke Like No Other

Book 9, Playful Brides

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


A 2018 Daphne du Maurier finalist

First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it's the otherway around. . .

General Mark Grimaldi has sacrificed everything for his military career, working his way through the ranks without the benefit of a nobleman's title. Now, his years of dedication are about to pay off—with an offer for a prestigious promotion to Home Secretary. There's only one condition: Mark must be married. Aside from the small matter of not actually wanting to be wed, Mark faces another troubling problem: he already has a wife.

Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent ten contented years in France without her husband—and without regret. When Mark asks her to return to London and play the part of his beloved wife, she sees her chance. But neither of them is prepared for news that will throw Mark's future into chaos…nor the undeniable desire they've rekindled. Maybe happily-ever-after can happen the second time around in A Duke Like No Other, the next Regency romance from Valerie Bowman.

Valerie Bowman's Playful Brides novels are:

“Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today

“Smart and sensual…readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews

"Smoldering.” —Booklist

Customer Reviews

Valerie Bowman never disappoints

I’m not usually a huge fan of second chance romances, but A Duke like no other is an emotional roller coaster from the beauty and heartbreak of old lovers reuniting to the suspense of a great mystery. I cried and then I rejoiced with Nicole. If only every book did such a fantastic job of captivating its audience.

Engaging reunited lover’s romance

I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book.

I always enjoy Valerie Bowman’s books. Her stories and characters are engaging. Mark and Nicole’s story of second chance romance did not disappoint. The couple had not seen each other for ten years after they’d married. Nick seeks her out since he’s up for a promotion and his chances of getting it are improved if he is seen to be a settled married man. Nicole agrees to return with him. They had to deal with some unexpected situations upon their return but it is these circumstances that allow them to work through the unresolved issues and hurts from their past.


Simply a great story!!!!!!!!!!!

A Duke Like No Other
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: May 01, 2018
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 9, Playful Brides
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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