The Duke Not Taken: A Historical Romance (Mass Market Paperbound)
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"London's second Royal Match Victorian romance sparkles by pairing a rebellious princess with a reclusive duke...The witty repartee between Amelia and Joshua propels the novel forward while revealing the complex depths of the characters. Readers won't want to put this down."--Publishers Weekly on The Duke Not Taken
Impossible. Infuriating. Intoxicating.
Ever since her sister became queen two years ago, Amelia Ivanosen, Princess of Wesloria, has been flirting and skirting scandal--just barely. Before she does anything too outlandish, she is sent to England and Lila Alexander, illustrious matchmaker to the ton, is recruited. Respectably ensconced at the country estate of a family friend, Amelia is introduced to many eligible bachelors, but...there is no spark. There never seems to be unless the man is completely wrong for her.
Next door lives Joshua Parker, Duke of Marley, who is grumpy and reclusive--for good reason. His first wife died in childbirth. When Marley is dragged by a friend to his neighbor's soiree, he and Amelia instantly dislike each other. Their banter is snarky and heated. He's a stuck-up smarty-pants; she's a self-involved, annoying princess.
Sparks fly when they're together--fireworks actually--but they loathe each other. Really. So why can't they stop thinking about each other?
A Royal Match
Book 1: Last Duke Standing
Book 2: The Duke Not Taken