If I Only Had a Duke (Disgraceful Dukes Series #2)

If I Only Had a Duke (Disgraceful Dukes Series #2)

by Lenora Bell

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Overview

After three failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming. She won’t domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt’s Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season.

 

The duke ruined her plans and he’ll just have to fix them.

 

Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage—he uses dalliances and public spectacle to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is faught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart...and he’s losing it to Thea.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062397744
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Disgraceful Dukes Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 220,361
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing, Lenora has lived and worked on five continents. She currently lives in New Zealand with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves hearing from readers! Sign up for her mailing list to hear about new books, sales, and giveaways.

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If I Only Had a Duke 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. 2nd in the series and about 250 pages long. I was able to finish it in one day. Engaging storyline that makes me want to read the next in the series. Funny dialogue. Only receiving 4 stars because it kind of ended quickly. It wrapped up any loose ends but it needed just one more chapter (I don't want to post any spoilers). If you are a fan of julia quinn you will like this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+couldn%27t+put+it+down+and+didn%27t+stop+until+I+was+done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are few decent reviews posted by the readers . And the book is good ! Why's no stars under the title ? Why don't you remove the trash chatter posted by some blockhead ? Best regards , GK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second novel by this auther.couldn't put it down. Wonderful sense of humor,just a great little story.I truely love to transport to another time.I highly recommend reading her novels..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it a lot. Loved the independent female character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging characters and story. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. It held my interest. I managed to finish the book in one day.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
If I Only Had a Duke is book two in The Disgraceful Dukes series. I adored LBell's debut book and had to get my hands on this one before book three came out. I actually managed to snag this on sale for $1.99 via Amazon and strongly recommend you grab this series if you enjoy Historical Romance. It's a lovely mix of romance with a dash of humor tossed in. Lady Dorothea Beaumont is spending some time in her Aunt's Irish estate after two unsuccessful and embarrassing seasons. After seeing a lovely painting hiding away at the Duke of Osborne's estate, she writes him a letter asking if he'd be willing to let her catalog his collection. With several playful letters back and forth Dorothea is called back to London for another attempt at finding a husband. What she didn't count on was the Dalton the Duke of Osborne being there. He's convinced she's trying to lure him into marriage when she really wants nothing of the sort. He decides to dance the first waltz with Dorothea in attempts to make her popular with the gentlemen again. It surprisingly was very successful much to Dorthea's horror, and she wants to head back to her aunt's Ireland estate to avoid being married off to someone she doesn't love. Her escort is none other than Dalton and you just know entertaining scenes will ensue along their journey. If you've read book one, you've already been introduced to Lady Dorothea. Her half sister Charlene impersonated Lady Dorothea and landed herself a Duke in book one. So we have a tiny bit of knowledge about her beforehand but not too much. I was glad to see more details on Dorothea and rather enjoyed how independent her character was. I really enjoyed this novel, though was a tiny bit sad there wasn't as many laugh out loud scenes as there was in book one. That honestly is the only complaint that I can think of. All in all, this was a wonderful sequel and I cannot wait to read book three. If you're a fan of Historical Romance, do yourself a favor and grab this series immediately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read! Really good character development. Although it has the base elements: it is not your typical masterful Duke to the secret diamond of the first water lady.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nookbook had missing words, sentences and numerous printing errors that made it extremely hard to read and enjoy this book. Disappointing.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
HOW THE DUKE WAS WON was one of my favourite books this year, and it was with trepidation that I awaited IF I ONLY HAD A DUKE, so how did Lenora Bell fare? Read on. Lady Dorothea Beaumont – Thea – is hiding in Ireland after her dismal appearances in Society. Thea is a student of the arts, and has come upon paintings of inestimable value in the attic of the Irish residence of Dalton, the Duke of Osborne, her neighbour. The Duke is not amused, but Thea will not take no for an answer: she must catalogue the paintings and show them to the world. Dalton cares not a whit about art; he has dedicated his life to finding his brother’s killer. Back in England, Dalton intends to turn “Disastrous Dorothea” into the most sought-after marriageable young woman, if only to be left in peace, and it works so well, that Thea must flee to avoid an ancient toad her mother wants Thea to marry. Dalton, feeling a tad responsible for Thea’s woes, will help her flee her pesky admirers. IF I ONLY HAD A DUKE is the enchanting tale of Thea, who is perfect in every way: she has always done everything that was asked of her, but she’s had enough, and a forced marriage is the last straw. Thea is an extremely engaging heroine: passionate, creative, and full of life. She is dying to experience her newfound freedom, and even the “Monumental Duke” is powerless to reason with her. Thea is not acting foolishly, she is not stubborn just because, but she wants to be able to do what she wants, and now she is able to. Dalton, under the guise of a rake, exists in a vacuum, consumed by revenge, but Thea brings the light he never realised was missing from his life. The chemistry between Thea and Dalton is out of the stratosphere! Together they are invincible, and their banter is delectably brilliant. Lenora Bell dazzles with her lyrical and shimmering prose, a kaleidoscope of colours emanating from her sharp descriptions, and bringing every emotion to life. Dalton and Thea are characters that infiltrate your heart and you feel like you’re living every moment by their side. IF I ONLY HAD A DUKE is a story that was crafted with love and care: it’s one big, wild adventure filled with surprises. It is insanely erotic, exquisitely romantic, absolutely lovely, and irresistibly entertaining. Lenora Bell’s star continues to shine brightly in this scrumptious book! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in wearing nothing