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The Devil Duke Takes a Bride
     

The Devil Duke Takes a Bride

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by Rachel Van Dyken
 

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Who said being bad wasn't oh so good?

Benedict Devlyn, Duke of Banbury, has one thing on his mind and it isn't mar-riage. But things take a turn for the worse when his menacing and aunt throws a hitch in his plans to remain the most sinful and talked about man in the ton. After all, a man cannot keep the reputation of being The Devil Duke when he is leg-shackled to

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Who said being bad wasn't oh so good?

Benedict Devlyn, Duke of Banbury, has one thing on his mind and it isn't mar-riage. But things take a turn for the worse when his menacing and aunt throws a hitch in his plans to remain the most sinful and talked about man in the ton. After all, a man cannot keep the reputation of being The Devil Duke when he is leg-shackled to some simpering spinster.

But his aunt, bless her heart, thinks she's dying, and believes her nephew's be-havior is the only thing standing in the way between her entrance to heaven or hell. So she very lovingly and selflessly sets him up. With his childhood nemesis.

A young woman who, though she claims it was an accident, has nearly killed him thrice through her lack of grace and manners. It matters not that the minute he sets eyes on her at the Christmas ball, his blood boils with lust. He refuses to al-low himself to fall prey to his aunt's ministrations.

That is, until he is compromised and stuck in an engagement to a girl who claims she'd rather jump from a moving carriage than marry him. Funny thing that, for the very minute she says no, he finds his heart very much wants to say yes. When she doesn't leap at the chance to marry him, he sets about to not only prove that he's worthy of her favor, but also worthy of her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480214682
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contem-porary ro-mances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandyken.com

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The Devil Duke Takes a Bride 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and then promptly finished it in a few hours. When the story was over I found myself wanting more and more of their story. There were parts where I laughed and parts where I wanted to cry at the despair that the characters were feeling. The characters develop so fully throughout this story that you find yourself transported back to their time. Every time I read a book by Rachel Van Dyken I find myself wanting to live in Regency times. I walked away from this book with a need for more and a want for a love like Lady Katherine's and the Devil Duke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The dialogue was captivating and drew you into the characters quickly. There were no holes in the storyline and to my utter delight the book was NOT a novella, but as always, I hate to see a Rachel Van Dyken book end! *sigh* This author is my favorite and I can't wait for her next release.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Rachel Van Dyken and this new regency romance delivered the same wit, humor, heat and plot I have come to expect from this author. The chemistry was amazing and I want to go back and reread it again. It was that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was fun, I was laughing out loud at the characters! well worth the 99 cents I paid.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. very well written with excellent plot. Can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book like all the rest in the series. I really enjoy this author.
LisaZombieland More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much! I did find myself laughing out loud several times. I am not going to say anything negative about the book but you would enjoy it very much in an afternoon!
Sophie_Barnes More than 1 year ago
A breathtaking fairy tale romance that delivered all the way to the end Benedict Devlyn, Duke of Banbury (known to many as the Devil Duke)has an aunt who's eager to see him wed before she departs for the afterlife, so she cunningly devises a plan that will not only reform her ill-humored, womanizing & gambling rake of a nephew, but put him on a path that will ultimately lead to true love. Lady Katherine is probably the clumsiest woman ever to set foot in London, and though she has known Benedict since childhood, the two haven't seen or spoken to each other in recent years - mostly because he blames her for almost killing him three times, though she insists it happened by accident. But when she awkwardly trips and falls on top of him at the grandest ball of the Christmas holidays, she promptly finds herself compromised and soon thereafter, engaged to the very man she'd like to avoid more than any other(the horror! =)) What follows is a delightful tale of how these two, seemingly mismatched people, who argue at every given opportunity, gradually become aware not only of their attraction for one another, but that they share a bond from their childhood years that cannot be ignored, and that if they give each other a chance, there's an opportunity for a love so powerful that it will be impossible for either of them to walk away. Written with humor (I laughed half way through it), some truly wonderful characters and a fascinating plot, Rachel Van Dyken proves that she is most deserving of being the bestselling author that she is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot and the characters but not the story.... it was slow and confusing at times and the dialogue was hard to follow. Ok read.
KateAndMrT More than 1 year ago
Okay, the book is cute and easy to read. There were a few times that I wasn't sure if I was confused by the plot or that I just don't have a grasp on time period pieces, but I enjoyed the banter and while the duke seem to soften quickly, it was fun how it was the heroine's love that did it.  
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This would have been kind of a cute story, except for the lack of editing/proofreading/format and any plan for a good reading experience for the purchaser of the short story - which would be us - the unsuspecting public. Shame on B&N for allowing this travesty!!
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I dont say that lighty i
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This was a very cute story. Nice clean romance with a couple of laughs. It was kinda short though. I read it very quickly. It seemed to have jumped around quite a bit. All in all it was not that bad of a book.
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awesome book