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A fake engagement and plenty of charm keep the pages turning in this delightful Regency romance which the USA Today bestselling author Julia Quinn hails as "terrific."

"I have come to ask you to kill me, my lord."

Miss Abigail Abbott desperately needs to disappear—permanently—and the only person she trusts to help her do that is Lord Stephen Wentworth, heir to the Duke of Walden. Stephen is brilliant, charming, and—when he needs to be—absolutely ruthless. So ruthless that he proposes marriage instead of "murder" to keep Abigail safe.

Stephen was smitten the instant his sister introduced him to Abigail, a woman with the dignity and determination of a duchess and the courage of a lioness. When she accepts his courtship of convenience, he also discovers she kisses like his most intimate wish come true. For Abigail, their arrangement is a sham to escape her dangerous enemies. For Stephen, it's his one chance to share a lifetime with the lady of his dreams—if only he can convince her his love is real.

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"Grace Burrowes is terrific!"—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"All of Burrowes's secondary characters shine with wit and personality, and her sensitive development of two characters living with disabilities in the unaccommodating Regency era is particularly notable. This sparkling romance does not disappoint."—Publishers Weekly on A Duke by Any Other Name

"Shines as a standout in the historical romance subgenre but is also a powerful story all on its own...Highly recommended."—Library Journal, starred review on A Duke by Any Other Name
"Delightfully geeky and warm... an excellent continuation of a very strong series."—Publishers Weekly on Forever and a Duke
"A sweet, passionate romance that is sure to enchant."—Library Journal on When a Duchess Says I Do
"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories . . . Grace Burrowes's romances have them all."—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author
"Grace Burrowes writes from the heart -- with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!"—Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author
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