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A Duke by Default

(2018)
(The second book in the Reluctant Royals series)
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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way...

New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and - most importantly - herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she's capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss... when she's not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.

Tavish McKenzie doesn't need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory... even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice - and his attraction to her - but when Portia accidentally discovers that he's the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project.

Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"...is the newly coronated queen of contemporary royal romance!." - Meg Cabot


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Used availability for Alyssa Cole's A Duke by Default

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals)
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-4328-5405-4 / 978-1-4328-5405-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Duke by Default: Reluctant Royals
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 0-06-268556-2 / 978-0-06-268556-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-974906-96-5 / 978-1-974906-96-3
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-974907-00-7 / 978-1-974907-00-7
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Audio CD

Title: A Duke by Default: Library Edition
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-982528-47-8 / 978-1-982528-47-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2018 : Audio CD

Title: A Duke by Default: The Reluctant Royals Series, book 2
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-982528-48-6 / 978-1-982528-48-5
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2018 : MP3 CD

Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 1-982528-49-4 / 978-1-982528-49-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Duke by Default
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Duke by Default: Reluctant Royals
Author(s): Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU