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The Demon Duke

(The first book in the Put Up Your Dukes series)
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A USA Today Bestseller and 2018 RITA® Finalist for Short Historical Romance, The Demon Duke is the first in Margaret Locke's new Put Up Your Dukes Regency historical romance series."Locke has outdone herself with this sensitive, splendid Regency and her portrayal of its disabled hero...(T)he real value to this romance is Locke's depiction of the lovers overcoming the social obstacles that others create out of fear and suspicion of Damon's disability. This tale of hope and courage will appeal to Regency readers across the board. - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review, March 2, 2018“Regency romance lovers will savor this story, interspersed with perfect amounts of romance, intrigue and redemption.” - InD’Tale Magazine, October 2017. _________________________________________________________________________A duke tormented by a painful secret meets the bookish miss who just might save him from himself...Behind every good man is a great secret.Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family’s estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, Damon must take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom and chaperone his sisters through the London Season–his worst nightmare come to life.He never planned on Lady Grace Mattersley. She stirs him body and soul--until she stumbles across his dark secret.Bookish Grace much prefers solitude and reading to social just-about-anything. Her family may be pressuring her to find a husband, but she has other plans, such as writing a novel of her own. She has no idea, however, how to deal with the all-too-alluring Duke of Malford.Will she betray him to the world? Or will she be his saving Grace?_________________________________________________________________________If you love "beauty and the beast" stories, you'll love The Demon Duke."Margaret Locke's fourth book, The Demon Duke, puts her squarely in the senior ranks of Regency romance novelists. The balls, the social interactions, the rigidity of Regency society's arcane rules, all come to life in a charming way. And, of course, there are a number of happily ever afters. An excellent read, and I can't wait to see what adventures await the panoply of engaging characters." - P. A. Duncan, author of A War of Deception _________________________________________________________________________Genre: Regency historical romancePut Up Your Dukes Book 1: 278 pages_________________________________________________________________________And don't miss Margaret's award-winning, reader-beloved Magic of Love series - three magical stories; one laugh-evoking, tear-inducing, thought-provoking series.A Man of Character: What if your book boyfriend was real?A Matter of Time: What if a magical manuscript threw you into the arms of your personal Mr. Darcy?A Scandalous Matter: What if your soul mate doesn't want happily ever after?

Genre: Historical Romance

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