Titolo: The Duke and I
Casa editrice: Wheeler Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9781587243783-3
Riassunto: A New York Times Bestselling Author
Returning to England after many years, Simon Bassett, the new Duke of Hastings, does not expect the drastic change his life is to take. Simon has sworn off marriage. When he's set upon by every mother of the town with a marriageable daughter, he and Daphne Bridgerton, a belle of the ball who wishes only to marry for love, devise a plan to save them both. By pretending to become engaged Simon will be free of the dreaded mothers and their daughters, and with a Duke declaring for her hand, Daphne will have scores of suitors vying for her affection. Surely one of them will be "Mr Right." Their plan is doomed as they are irrevocably drawn to one another from the moment they meet. Being caught in a compromising situation forces them to face their feelings. Together they learn true love can heal the deepest of wounds.
Setting: Regency England
Sensuality Rating: 7
Relentlessly pursued by match-making mamas and their charges, Simon Bassett, the handsome Duke of Hastings, has grown tired of the societal chase. Tired too is the lovely Daphne Bridgerton, whose matrimonially minded mother is set on finding her daughter the perfect husband. Neither Simon nor Daphne is happy with this annoying state of affairs and both would give anything for a little peace and quiet. Their mutual wish for a respite from the ton's marriage mart leads to a pretend engagement--a scheme that is threatened with exposure by Daphne's suspicious older brother, who happens to know Simon's way with women very well. The two never anticipated that a mutual attraction would lead to the very thing they set out to avoid--a wedding. But Simon fears that his painful past may keep him from being able to truly love anyone. And though Daphne cares for him deeply, she won't settle for anything less than his heart.
The Duke and I is rich with author Julia Quinn's trademark humor and engaging dialogue. Beneath the Regency charm of this novel, however, dwells an insightful exploration of the impact of childhood trauma and the healing power of love. Quinn just keeps getting better and better, a fact that's sure to delight readers. --Lois Faye Dyer
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