Duchess by Deception
Book 1, Gilded
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In New York Times bestselling author Marie Force’s dazzling historical romance debut, the clock is ticking for a wealthy Duke who must marry by his thirtieth birthday—or lose his title . . .
Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex—and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he’s not a man. He’s a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet.
Catherine McCabe’s disdain for the aristocracy has already led her to flee an arranged marriage with a boorish Viscount. The last thing she wants is to be waylaid in a Duke’s home. Yet, she is compelled to stay by the handsome, thoughtful man who introduces himself as the Duke’s estate manager.
Derek realizes two things immediately: he is captivated by her delicate beauty, and to figure out what she was up to, Catherine must not know he is the Duke. But as they fall passionately in love, Derek’s lie spins out of control. Will their bond survive his deception, not to mention the scorned Viscount’s pursuit? Most important, can Catherine fall in love all over again—this time with the Duke?
Praise for Marie Force
“Genuine and heartfelt. . . . Will have you swooning.”
—RT Book Reviews on It's Only Love, 4.5 stars
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Better than I hoped
I have read a few historical romances and I struggled to finish them. Thank you Marie for keeping this just like your other books, but with a new time to escape to. I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
This is my first historical romance book I have read. I had to give a try since Marie Force wrote it. I was hesitant at first but wow! I was hooked the moment I started reading. Thank you for another amazing story. Looking forward to the second book.
Catherine is running from a forced betrothal and Derick is running away from the ton but needs to get married by his thirty birthday. Their roads collide and the Romance begins.
Marie Force’s great talent to write a Romance novel Nailed this Fantastic Historical Romance story. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
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- Category: Historical
- Published: Jan 29, 2019
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Gilded