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When the duke was wicked / Lorraine Heath.

By: Heath, Lorraine, 1954- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Heath, Lorraine, Scandalous gentlemen of St. James: 1.; Avon romance: Description: 374 pages ; 17 cm.ISBN: 0062276220; 9780062276223.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Marriage -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Love stories.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor--by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: open his heart fully--or risk losing the woman he adores.
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<p>They are England's most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways . . .</p> <p>Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her-- or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?</p> <p>With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor-- by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully--or risk losing the woman he adores . . .</p>

Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favor--by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: open his heart fully--or risk losing the woman he adores.

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Just 19, Lady Grace Mabry, the daughter of the Duke of Greystone, has only one requirement of a suitor worthy of her hand and her not insignificant dowry: he must truly love her. But it's not an easy thing to discern. The only person she can go to for advice is her friend the Duke of Lovingdon. She was quite enamored of Lovingdon when she was a child, and now two years after the death of his wife and daughter, though Lovingdon thinks fondly of Grace, he will never again know love. Instead, he loses himself in women, drink, and cards and has no use for society. Yet he is honest with Grace about the signs she should be looking for in a prospective husband, and he somehow manages to display each one. Can his emotional scars and her physical ones cancel each other out? Verdict This first title in a new series from Heath (She Tempts the Duke) is exquisitely rendered, with two friends parrying and deflecting in order to protect themselves from pain and heartbreak. Featuring couples revived from the author's "Scoundrels of St. James" series, this fully fleshed romance will stay with readers long after the final page.-Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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