My American Duchess by Eloisa James

By Eloisa James

The conceited Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The final girl he may ever contemplate marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted fiancés.

But after one provocative stumble upon with the desirable Merry, Trent wants her greater than any lady he has ever met. he's decided to have her as his spouse, it doesn't matter what it takes. And Trent is a guy who regularly will get what he wants.

The challenge is, Merry is already betrothed, and the previous runaway bride has vowed to make all of it how you can the altar. As honor clashes with impossible to resist ardour, Trent realizes the stakes are larger than an individual can have imagined. In his conflict to save lots of Merry and win her center, something turns into clear:

All is reasonable in love and warfare

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