WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. He wouldn’t even consider Merry Pelford, a madcap heiress who has made herself infamous by jilting two fiancés.
Besides, Merry is in love with his dissolute younger brother—and this time, the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar.
But as Trent and Merry discover, love has a way of complicating their perfect plans . . .
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bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her
novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today
wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; laterPeople Magazine
raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews fromPublishers’ Weekly
and Library Journal
and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013. In 2014, Eloisa was awarded a career achievement award by Romantic Times Book Review