What a Devilish Duke Desires

By Vicky Dreiling (Mass Market, 2015)

WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS

Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION?

Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455522910

    • On Sale Date: 02/24/2015

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Forever

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS

Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION?

Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the United Kingdom allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her Trouble.

When she's not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and, most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

You can learn more at:
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  • "4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK!  In the second of the Sinful Scoundrels series, Dreiling brings the Regency to life in a wonderfully evocative fashion.  With believable, intelligent characters--including an honorable rake and a strong-willed lady--this moving tale, fraught with sexual tension, hits just the right notes."
    --RT Book Reviews on What a Reckless Rogue Needs

  • "4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! Dreiling's first book in the Sinful Scoundrel's series is wonderful! Rife with the Regancy's penchant for gossip, scandal and matchmaking, What a Wicked Earl Wants is a delightful romance featuring a rakish hero, an innocent widow, corrupt villans and a secondary cast of characters who add dimension, wit and tenderness to the plot. Readers will find this a real pleasure to savor."
    --- RT Book Reviews

  • "A master of the genre."
    (Library Journal on A Season for Sin).

  • "Dreiling secures her reputation as a writer of charming, matchmaking romances with engaging characters.  Though her plotlines are classic, her cast of quirky, unconventional characters sets her stories apart.  Fans of marriage-of-convenience love stories have a treat." (RT Book Reviews on How to Ravish a Rake).

  • "Regency matchmaking, rakes, rogues, innocence and scandal:  oh what fun!  Dreiling knows how to combine these ingredients into a delightfully delicious, wickedly witty slice of reading pleasure."
    --RT Book Reviews on How to Seduce a Scoundrel

  • "An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!"
    -Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author, on How to Marry a Duke

    "Vicky Dreiling delivers a tale chock full of warmth, wit and tenderness. She's sure to please readers everywhere!" 
    --Samantha James, New York Times bestselling author, on How to Marry a Duke

  • "In her lively debut novel, Vicky Dreiling has penned a fresh, engaging take on Regency matchmaking that brims with clever wit and repartee.  I found myself smiling and laughing out loud on numerous occasions.  Here's hoping for more of this promising new author's historical romances!" 
    -Nicole Jordan, New York Times bestselling author, on How to Marry a Duke

    "Delightful...the inherent charm of the characters (especially the dowager duchess) keeps the pages flying until the surprising and satisfying conclusion.  Dreiling is definitely a newcomer to watch."
    --RT Book Reviews on How to Marry a Duke

  • "A delicious read! Better than chocolate! Sexy, fresh and witty, Vicky Dreiling is an author to watch!" 
    -Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author on How to Marry a Duke

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What a Devilish Duke Desires
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455522910
  • On Sale Date: 02/24/2015
What a Devilish Duke Desires