Sparks fly when a young woman’s matrimonial plans go astray after meeting the brother of the man she’s chosen in this engaging historical romance. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of One Fine Duke by Lenora Bell, then add it to your bookshelf. In honor of this third installment in the School for Dukes series make sure to fill out the form below for US readers to have the chance to win a print copy of the previous book in this series too!
Raised in the countryside by her overprotective uncle, Miss Mina Penny’s dream of a triumphant London season is finally here. She determined her perfect match long ago: Rafe Bentley, the wickedest rake of them all. There’s only one very large, very unyielding obstacle: Rafe’s brother Drew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon.
This was supposed to be simple. Duke goes to London. Duke selects suitable bride. Love match? Not a chance. But when Drew meets Mina, she complicates everything. How can a lady armed with such beauty and brains fall for his irresponsible degenerate of a brother? Drew vows to save her from heartbreak and ruin, no matter the cost.
But Mina is no damsel in distress. She’s daring, intuitive, passionate…and halfway to melting Drew’s cold heart. And although Mina thought she knew exactly what she wanted, one breathtakingly seductive kiss from Drew changes everything. Now Mina must decide between long-held dreams and dangerous new desires. Could her true destiny lie in the arms of a duke?
She kissed him. Really kissed him.
It was so surprising that Drew didn’t respond. He just stood there like an oak tree as she twined her arms around him, tugging his head down to her level.
Clinging lips. Scent sweet and clean. Soft breasts against his chest.
Just like his dream, only less daisies and cows.
Like a dream, only so achingly real. Solid, warm woman kissing him, trying to coax a reaction from him. She made a disapproving sound in the back of her throat and redoubled her efforts.
You’ve still got it, you handsome devil.
Their interlude in the garden shed hadn’t been enough for her. She’d been gazing at his window and she’d been overwhelmed by the sight of him pleasuring himself. Which was somewhat embarrassing and…damn it, she was still kissing him.
He should do something about that.
Clearly the girl had a taste for danger. She couldn’t just go around kissing anyone she fancied.
Her tongue slipped inside his mouth in a tentative, yet brave, exploratory expedition. She tasted of brandy.
Do something. Tell her to leave. Or take control. Slow her movements. Set a new tempo. When he deepened the kiss, she followed his lead, opening wider, taking more of him and giving more of herself.
All the time in the world. No reason to rush.
LENORA BELL is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. She blames the long, dark winters in her tiny Alaskan hometown for making her a lifelong bookworm. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing who has lived on five continents, Lenora currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers!
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