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Deceived by a Duke - An All's Fair in Love Novella
     

Deceived by a Duke - An All's Fair in Love Novella

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by Erin Knightley
 
As the niece of an earl, Elizabeth Abbington knows all about the stifling expectations and responsibilities placed upon peers of the realm. She has no desire to marry into that kind of life. Instead, she dreams of traveling abroad where she can put her talent for languages to good use. When her dear friend invites her on a trip to Spain, Libby jumps at the chance to

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As the niece of an earl, Elizabeth Abbington knows all about the stifling expectations and responsibilities placed upon peers of the realm. She has no desire to marry into that kind of life. Instead, she dreams of traveling abroad where she can put her talent for languages to good use. When her dear friend invites her on a trip to Spain, Libby jumps at the chance to begin her adventure.

After his younger brother loses a small fortune on the turn of a card, Philip Dain, Duke of Gillingham decides an intervention is in order. Determined to keep Nigel from falling into the lifestyle that ultimately destroyed their father, Philip offers a deal: if his brother can live in anonymity for a month with him in Spain, Philip will pay his debts outright. By stripping them of the privileged status they've always known and the negative influence of Nigel's friends, Philip hopes the trip will help turn his brother around.

What Philip didn't expect is how much he would relish the freedom of shedding his title, if only for a while. When his lack of understanding of the language becomes an issue, Libby comes to his aid. As she falls into the role of their informal interpreter, Libby sees the real him, which makes the growing attraction between them all the more heady. But as love blossoms under the Spanish sun, so too does his uncertainty of what will happen when she discovers she's been . . . Deceived by a Duke.

***This is a novella of approximately 26,000 words***

The All's Fair in Love Series:
1) Ruined by a Rake
2) Scandalized by a Scoundrel
3) Deceived by a Duke

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149435517
Publisher:
Erin Knightley
Publication date:
05/03/2014
Series:
All's Fair in Love , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
158,347
File size:
886 KB

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Meet the Author

Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her BS and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn’t any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and hasn’t looked back. Now an award-winning and best-selling author, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts.

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Deceived by a Duke - An All's Fair in Love Novella 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well researched setting and engaging characters make this novella a delight to read. I respect any author who can write an emotionally satisfying love story that remains clean and proper. I am definitely going to buy more books by Erin Knightley!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Oh, how I wish this wonderful story was a full novel.. Excellent series..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To sweet and nice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too short and too sugary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute romance; however I think the novella format was too small for the emotions to shine through. Phillip and Libby were cute characters and I enjoyed watching them interact outside of all the pressures of London society or their family responsibilities. Unfortunately their courtship was relegated to a meeting scene, a few chapters of a chaperoned excursion into the city, then a couple of sentences mentioning they had been spending a few hours together for the next two weeks. Considering the set-up for the story is the aloof duke finding the one woman he could be himself around I really wanted more of that time with them together. I did like how this ties into the other novellas in the series and it was nice to see or hear about the previous couples. I love Erin Knightley’s books and I feel this story could have been better served as a full length so we could see their love blossoming rather than just knowing it was there.