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The Hazards of Hunting a Duke

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Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with Julia London’s New York Times bestselling “witty, spicy, and funny” (Library Journal) Desperate Debutantes trilogy, in which three aristocratic sisters, upon discovering they are destitute, resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.

The young ladies of the Fairchild family have just learned that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother’s fortune. Ava, the eldest, decides to take matters into her own hands and hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom.

Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue’s life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband’s quest for revenge.

Marriages of convenience might work for some, but for Ava, a loveless bond won’t do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband’s demons so that he will be free to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will ever truly desire.

Photograph © Carrie D'Anna, In The Still Photography

Julia London is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than forty romantic fiction novels. She is the recipient of the RT Book Reviews Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (May 23, 2006)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416524960

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“In historical romance, Ms. London is one of the very best.” 
 

– Publishers Weekly

“Witty, spicy, and funny . . . will have readers lining up for the sequels.” 
 

– Library Journal

“London’s characters come alive on every page and will steal your heart.” 
 

– Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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