A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files

A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files

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by Sophie Jordan
     
 

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The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

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The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

. . . is about to become the only one he wants

But Rosalie isn't about to go along with Declan's plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.

In a shadowed alcove, Declan can't resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire . . . any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/16/2014
Jordan (How to Lose a Bride in One Night) tackles the discomfiting topic of step-sibling romance in this series launch. Rosalie Hughes was raised with Declan until his father kicked him out at age 14. Now he’s the eighth Duke of Banbury, and Rosalie is the one who’s been cast off (by her widowed mother). Declan reluctantly accepts responsibility for Rosalie, outfitting her with a wardrobe, dowry, and chaperons, but he intends to marry her off ASAP. Rosalie, of course, wants more than the first illustrious name who comes calling, and is willing to be outrageous to get her way. There’s little feel for Regency period details or mores, and even less nuance—Declan’s stepmother is named Melisande, for those who need extra help identifying the villain. Even though it’s not a keeper, the story has enough verve and sizzle for a reasonably entertaining afternoon at the beach. Agent: Maura Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Associates. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062222503
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/29/2014
Series:
The Debutante Files , #1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
420,054
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

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A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
zeeba More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin is a fabulous start to new series. It is an engaging romance book with great characters that was difficult for me to put the book down.Sophie Jordan writes fantastic books with great romance, passion and adventures. Declan and Rosaline's story is one of the book that you want to finish it in one sitting and read it again.I can't wait to read the next one in this fabulous series. Thank you Sophie Jordan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It's hard to put it down. It's a simple love story with less drama in life , less people who will not let you confused what's going on... love it . Definitely will buy the book for my collection .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awful lot of wincing goes on in this book.
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stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
loved this book! I've read other books by Sophie Jordan and have enjoyed them as well. Declan and Rosalie have known each other for years when his father married Rosalie's mother. When Declan was 15 his father sent him away and later Rosalie was sent away to boarding school. Ten years later Rosalie shows up on his door step and turns Declan's world upside down. Ms. Jordan wrote a storyline that I've not read in a historical romance before and she did it quite well. It was heartbreaking to read. Well done Sophie Jordan. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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def618 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author but will not be my last. I enjoyed this book very much. The characters are complex and the story keeps you interested. This book definitely leaves you wanting to read the next one in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great start for a very promising new series
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Sophie Jordan's A Good Debutante's Guide To Ruin is a fantastic, fun read. Dec and Rosalie's story is packed with humor, drama and sizzling hot sexy bits. This well written book is attention grabbing and kept me entertained from cover to cover. I look forward to reading more from Sophie Jordon in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a lot of plot. Mostly standard romance novel angst of boy and girl not admitting to their true feelings, which keeps them apart. There are some fairly steamy sex scenes, especially considering the era in which the story takes place and the heroine's virginal status. Not a bad read, but nothing special either.
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Cute story.
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Loved it! Looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was enjoyable enough, but much more graphic sexual content than I expected in this type of romance.
LOBOPA More than 1 year ago
Rosalie abandoned by her duchess mother is left in a private school. The head mistress returns Rosalie to her step brother, Deccan. Rosalie and Deccan have an unusual childhood. Rosalie's mother separated them to pursue her own interests. Now their is tension between Rosalie and Deccan. Deccan wants to get rid of Rosalie as fast as possible. But a new conflict and tension develops. One will not want to put this romance down!
yiayia13 More than 1 year ago
This is a "can't complain" it was free book. I enjoyed the story. It wasn't the best book I've read and it wasn't the worst, either. I wish the two main characters would have talked more about their childhood, but all in all, it was a good rainy day read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's no point in going over the plot. Seems like some reviewers like to tell you everything about the story. This was a fun, quick read. This is an adult book, so you've been forewarned if the steamy stuff bothers you. The descriptions in those scenes got a little monotonous and cliched. But other than that, it was a fun read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Painful circumstances separated them as children, just as they brought them back together as adults. Their jouney to happiness is emotional, healing and full of sexual tension. Can't wait to read the sequels! 218 pages