Book 1, Desperate Duchesses
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Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title . . . of games played for high stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.
A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.
Yet the Earl of Gryffyn knows too well that the price required to gain a coronet is often too high. Damon Reeve, the earl, is determined to protect the exquisite Roberta from chasing after the wrong destiny.
Can Damon entice her into a high-stakes game of his own, even if his heart is likely to be lost in the venture?
From Publishers Weekly
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Where was the original plot?
I really enjoy this series, but it would have been nice if the book were about Damon and Roberta and their romance. 80% of the book was about Jemma's love life and her chess skills. The "supporting characters" took over the book and there were only a few parts in the whole book that were even about the actual romance of Damon and Roberta. Not a bad read, but frustrating if you want more romance than chess and inner dialogue of supporting characters.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Oct 13, 2009
- Publisher: Avon
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Desperate Duchesses