For the Love of the Duke (The Noble Hearts Series, #5)

For the Love of the Duke (The Noble Hearts Series, #5)

by Callie Hutton

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Lady Phoebe has spent two Seasons looking for the man who will steal her heart. Like the other members of her family, she wants love in her marriage, not the usual connections and wealth. While walking her energy off one morning as her twin sister pours over dress plates, Phoebe sees a man rescue a horse from its abusive owner. She is stunned when she realizes the rescuer is the Duke of St. Albans, better known as The Cold Duke.

Morgan, the Duke of St. Albans, is aware of his reputation as The Cold Duke and is not troubled by it. He was raised to keep his emotions in check and plans to select a suitable young lady this Season to fill the position of the Duchess of St. Albans. He has no desire for a love match that can only result in messy entanglements. His heartless reputation has served him well until Lady Phoebe, a young woman he has admired in the past, witnesses a rare moment of tender compassion.

Now that Lady Phoebe has seen beneath his icy veneer, will The Cold Duke acknowledge the passionate emotions she's stirred or will he pursue a convenient marriage with a more suitable young woman?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156229420
Publisher: Glass Half Full Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2018
Series: The Noble Hearts Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,936
File size: 329 KB

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For the Love of the Duke (The Noble Hearts Series, #5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
EmilyP23 More than 1 year ago
The first ball of the Season was coming in two weeks. Lady Phoebe Sterling stepped out of the dress shop to get a breath of fresh air while her sister, Lady Prudence, continued to look over the design plates to find the perfect gown. As she walked along with the footman, she saw a slovenly man jump from his wagon and start to beat his scrawny horse with a whip. She was about to cross the street to accost the man when a gentleman strode up and grabbed the whip from him. After the two shouted at each other, he took out a pouch and purchased the poor animal! She recognized the Duke of St. Albans, who was thought cold and reclusive. Yet he gave her a wide grin and rode away in his carriage. The sisters attended their first ball of the Season. Like their 3 sisters and their parents, they wanted a marriage for love. They had found no one in the previous two Seasons who had interested them in that way. Connections, wealth, and heirs were all that mattered to their friends. There was a murmur and the Duke of St. Albans came down the stairs – and headed right to Lady Phoebe! Her dance card was full, so he took a pencil, scratched out a name and added his own – for the supper waltz! Then he went to the card room. When he returned for his dance, she was surprised at how he seemed to know which twin she was, yet he was confident he could tell them apart easily. He was amazed to be enjoying the banter with her, however. She was happy, smiling, and he found that very attractive. The Duke’s mother asked him to join her at home. She immediately told him to forget the young woman he danced with; she had invited another woman to dinner for him to meet as a potential wife. He told her not to make promises in his name; he was taking Lady Phoebe for a carriage ride on Friday. As they rode in the carriage, he finally turned to Lady Phoebe and asked her to marry him, allegedly as a way of not having to learn all about the courting ritual. When she said No, he was shocked! She told him that unless they loved each other, she would not marry just for his connections and title. And he repeated that love had no part in it and emotions would never influence his decision. What would happen now? Both were firm in their opinion, and marriage was not an option under those circumstances. Would they go their separate ways now? So he took her back to her family where he saw them hug and kiss and genuinely enjoy being with each other. This book was so much fun to read! The story line was charming, the characters were perfect and likable. The banter between the Duke and Lady Phoebe kept me chuckling all the way through, especially since it was so out of character for the “cold” Duke! Grab a copy of this wonderful story and enjoy the complexities of love!
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Phoebe only wants to marry for love. The Cold Duke is not concerned about love. He has a dark and mysterious reputation to keep up. Phoebe is unlike any other female he has met before. I enjoyed the interaction between them as Phoebe goes on a mission to find the perfect wife for the Duke. Sometimes, love can be found in the most unexpected way.
Ajgray More than 1 year ago
Love this continuation of the Pomeroy family with this one centered around Phoebe and her eventual marriage to Morgan, the Duke of Albans. Phoebe will only marry for love and Morgan has never known what it is like to be loved or to love. The marriage proposal is one of the highlights of this book, it is so well written. There is HEA but the two of them have to come to terms with the real feelings they have for each other. This is a well written book and I would highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Phoebe and Morgan's story. While this could certainly be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the other books in the series first. Phoebe sees a rare side of Morgan when she witnesses him rescuing a horse from its abusive owner. She knows that there is more to him than he presents to the world. She finds herself attracted to him, but if she is going to marry, it will be for love. Too bad Morgan doesn't believe in love. Morgan is instantly attracted to Phoebe. She isn't like of the other women of the ton. His mother has been hounding him to get married and he thinks Phoebe would be perfect. But when he proposes, she says no. Can the love of the right woman make Morgan believe in love? I loved watching these two together!! Phoebe was able to see beyond the persona that Morgan presented to the world and fell in love with that man. I also loved watching Morgan find that love was real. Having just read all the books in the series before this one, I'm also super excited to read the next book in the series, which I assume is about Phoebe's twin sister!!
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
Lady Phoebe wants to marry for love. Morgan has never known much love, so he doesn’t see the importance of love in marriage. When they meet, they are immediately drawn to each other. They become friends. They have fun and enjoy being together. As they spend time together, Phoebe comes to love Morgan. Morgan likes Phoebe and thinks she is a good choice for his wife. When he suggests that they marry, Phoebe asks him one question, ‘Do you love me?’ Unless and until he can say yes, she will continue to say no. For the Love of the Duke is a happy story, full of humor and romance. The characters are wonderful. Phoebe is headstrong, full of life, and determined to make a love match. Morgan is staid and serious, cold and aloof, but not with Phoebe. The Pomeroy family fascinates Morgan with their warmth and welcome. Henry adds his wisdom and humor to the story when he offers Morgan romance advice. The result of his advice is my favorite scene, the traditional Pomeroy family marriage proposal. I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.
McM0mmy-PW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the story of Phoebe and Morgan! The one line that kept catching my eye through out the book was "She grinned, and he grinned back" or instead of grinned, smiled. The grinning in the story hit me the most of showing their enjoyment with each other. It was heartwarming to watch them fall in love without Morgan even realizing what was happening. LOVED the library scene as well! Now to see how Pru gets her HEA! Thank you for the advanced copy. I really loved the story!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Deception is the distorted perception of what is real. For the Love of the Duke proves that first impressions can be deceiving. Hutton lures readers into a tale of false starts, fragile hearts and passionate romance. Phoebe is determined to be fearless. Morgan has no problem with being feared. What happens when the masks come off and their vulnerabilities shine through? A precious look at the power of hope and the beauty of love.