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How the Duke Was Won

(2016)
(The first book in the Disgraceful Dukes series)
A novel by

 

"If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it."
Sarah MacLean


James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.

Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?

She is not like the others . . .

Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:

* Be the perfect English rose (Ha!)
* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure)
* Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try)
* Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting)

When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean

'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

'RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit.'Starred review from Booklist

'Everything that made me first fall in love with historical romances while still being new and different. Trust me...you've been waiting for Lenora Bell.'Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

'Hooked me from page one with its humor, emotion, and captivating characters. Lenora Bell is a true delight to read.' Lorraine Heath,USA Today bestselling author

'A winning tale in which disreputable but charming protagonists bond over a shared passion for righting social injustices....Colorful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner." Starred review from Publishers Weekly

'Fierce and full of surprises... this spicy romance will delight fans of the genre. Bell has found a new avenue to the happily-ever-after of the Regency era. Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list.' Starred review from Kirkus

Genre: Historical Romance
 
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Used availability for Lenora Bell's How the Duke Was Won


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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won (The Disgraceful Dukes)
Author(s): Lenora Bell
ISBN: 0-349-41372-X / 978-0-349-41372-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won: The Disgraceful Dukes
Author(s): Lenora Bell
ISBN: 0-06-239772-9 / 978-0-06-239772-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won (Disgraceful Dukes)
Author(s): Lenora Bell
ISBN: 1-5159-1507-7 / 978-1-5159-1507-2
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: HOW THE DUKE WAS WON M
Author(s): Lenora Bell
ISBN: 1-5159-6507-4 / 978-1-5159-6507-7
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won: Disgraceful Dukes Series, Book 1
Author(s): Lenora Bell
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won (The Disgraceful Dukes Book 1)
Author(s): Lenora Bell
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: How the Duke Was Won: The Disgraceful Dukes
Author(s): Lenora Bell
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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