Dismissing the Duke

Dismissing the Duke

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When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen!

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Esther Whitton has gladly spent the last few months enjoying the quiet calmness of a Yorkshire winter, devouring books and attempting to keep herself from falling for a man she knows she can never have. But when her Great-uncle Danby announces they're all going to London for the Season, she decides it's time to step out of her comfort zone and follow her heart before it's given away to another.
Timothy Hargood knows his place is in servitude, and therefore pining after a woman destined to be the wife of a peer is completely pointless. But when she makes the first advances, how can he resist?
Star-crossed from the start, this unlikely pair must try to find a way to be together, even if it means thwarting the all-powerful Duke of Danby to do so.

Miss Julia Whitton is in London to find a husband, but only the proper sort of husband, one who has a stellar house with the funds to see to life's luxurious essentials without strain. She meets a moderately attractive man with a truly superb house on her first day in London. Unfortunately for Julia, Mr. Peter Grant must rent his house on Portman Square to pay off his brother's gaming debts. Julia and her family move into Peter's house and to her shock and fascination, Julia finds little notes secreted all over the Portman Square property. Each note reveals a bit more about Peter and Julia, sensible in the extreme, finds herself falling in love with Pete re the Pauper of Portman Square. Should any London Season possibly begin on worse footing?

Leonato Blakeley, heir to the earldom of Pennyworth, has no intention of marrying any time soon. He's got against marriage, unless the term is being paired with his name. His great-uncle, the matchmaking Duke of Danby, has arrived in town, and Leo needs A Plan.

American heiress Miriam Rosenbaum has crossed an ocean to study the stars with the best scientists in the field. Well, perhaps her mother thinks they're in London to find husbands for the scandalous Madcap Rosenbaum sisters. But Miriam is determined not only to visit the Royal Observatory, but participate in their groundbreaking research.

Together, they might have a chance at accomplishing their goals. But when the Season is over, walling away from each other might be their greatest challenge yet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157630188
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Series: When the Duke Comes to Town , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 125,433
File size: 1 MB

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Dismissing the Duke 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable set of stories.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
All three of these novellas are fun, short reads in the world of the Duke of Danby. He's trying to make sure all his great-nieces and nephews are happily married. Whether he actually takes a hand in the romance, or just the fear of what he might do moves the characters into action, it always seems like Danby gets excellent results as a matchmaker. In Flirting With Scandal by Jerrica Knight-Catania, the rules of society are shaken up a bit. The hero, Timothy Hargood, is actually a valet to the heroine's brother. Esther Whitton is attracted to the handsome valet, and she would just as soon skip the season and stay in the country. Can these two make a relationship work when they are from two different worlds, and what will that pesky Duke of Danby think? The Husband Hunt by Claudia Dain features a lot of humor and witty dialogue. Julia Whitton is ready to be married and knows just what kind of husband she wants. Renting just the right house in just the right neighborhood will ensure she gets offers from just the right gentlemen. So why is she suddenly so attracted to Mr. Peter Grant, the agent who shows them the house? No, he's certainly not the right kind of man for a husband, at all! Look to the Stars by Olivia Kelly follows Miriam Rosenbaum, an American heiress who, along with her sisters and mother, are visiting her mother's native England. Miriam is an enthusiastic astronomer and is tolerating the trip only as a chance to meet her mentor, a famed female astronomer with whom she has been corresponding. She and the rest of her sisters are trying to behave properly, having already gained a reputation as "the madcap Rosenbaums" among New York society. Miriam really has no interest in finding a husband, but she doesn't want to ruin her sisters' chances. Their host's son, Leonato, is another one of those great-nephews of the Duke of Danby who fears the Duke will interfere in his life. Maybe if he pretends to be courting Miriam, he can make it through the season. And since she'll be going back to America and isn't interested in a husband anyway, what harm can it do?