The Accidental Duchess

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 389 pages
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From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes this seductive tale of a headstrong young lady, a scandalous manuscript, and the iron-willed duke determined to save her from her ruin.  For fans of Mary Balogh, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn.  
When Lady Lydia Alfreton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must go to the most desperate of measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager posed by the arrogant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn’t mind fleecing—and she’s confident she’ll win.
Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence against his ten thousand pounds—a wager he only proposed to warn her off gambling.
When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined—or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess.

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I love her prose and the lyrical style of her writing. - Goodreads
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She writes her stories at just the right pace. - Goodreads
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Review: The Accidental Duchess (Fairbourne Quartet #4)

User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

I wanted to like this couple but no dice. I like a female lead to be a little troublesome but Lydia was quite foolish at times. I like the hero but it doesn't make sense why he'd like the heroine. The ... Read full review

Review: The Accidental Duchess (Fairbourne Quartet #4)

User Review  - Foggygirl - Goodreads

A fairly disappointing read as the two main characters had zero "on page" chemistry and the storyline was generic and flat. Read full review

About the author (2014)

Madeline Hunter has published 24 critically acclaimed historical romances. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. More than six million copies of her books are in print, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. She has won two RITA awards and is a seven-time RITA finalist. Madeline holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.

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