Who Wants to Marry a Duke by Sabrina Jeffries

“Anyone who loves romance should study Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling authorAn Amazon Best Romance of the Month A USA Today Bestseller A sexy and distracting rake is tamed through a scholarly heroine with a penchant for the sciences on this astonishing and witty story of Regency London. A beyond kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley need to be slightly a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are limitless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm past a young lady whose singular ardour is chemistry—of the laboratory type. But Thorn has now not forgotten—or forgiven—the surprising blackmail scheme sparked via that single kiss, or the damage caused to both their names. Now Thorn’s half-brother, Grey, has employed the exquisite Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery. And the once-burned Thorn, suspicious of her genuine motives, vows to observe her every move . . .   For Olivia, determining whether arsenic poisoning killed Grey’s father is the pioneering experiment that would make her career—and Thorn’s steady presence is merely a distraction. But someone has explosive plans to derail her search. Soon the maximum sudden discovery is the caring nature of the reputed scoundrel beside her—and the power it ignites among them . . .  “Intoxicating…Jeffries’s ideal blend of romance, mystery, and suspense is certain to have series readers demanding for more.” —Publishers Weekly  

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Veteran author of Regency romances Sabrina Jeffries is returned with the third installment of her amusing Duke Dynasty series, Who Wants to Marry A Duke. I’m a sucker for a smart heroine, and Olivia Norley greater than suits the bill. While she’s extra interested by her chemistry experiments than attracting Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornwood, she sooner or later catches on and realizes there’s extra than one form of chemistry in the world.

Nearly a decade ago, Thorn and Olivia had been caught in a compromising situation, and he proposed marriage to keep face after being basically blackmailed into it with the aid of her mom. But Olivia stated no, because chemistry turned into her jam. She spent their time aside bolstering her mind with knowledge as opposed to the frivolous debutante info of her contemporaries, and Thorn spent his time becoming a well-known playwright below a nom de plume. Meanwhile, Thorn’s mom has been losing husbands, and it all stinks of arsenic poisoning. When Thorn’s brother hires Olivia to investigate, Thorn decides to tag along, as he’s nonetheless suspicious of her motives. It doesn’t take a genius to bet what occurs next.

Jeffries is an expert inside the Regency era. She does, after all, preserve a Ph.D. In English literature. (There’s a suitable primer on her website on the short duration of history that has sparked loads of years of fascination.) If you’re not acquainted with the Regency length, which lasted from 1811-1820, the most important component to recognize is that girls were predicted to be pretty, quiet and boring. The thing that makes all of Jeffries’ heroines stand out is that none of them are quiet and boring. Pretty? Often. But the women she writes are spirited, intelligent, devilish, brave, independent and politically and culturally savvy. They are real heroines; she-ros, if you will. And Olivia Norley is without a doubt a she-ro.

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