What the Duke Wants

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What happens when a staid duke with a tragic past meets an accident-prone young lady just waiting for the day when she comes into her inheritance? Anything! What the Duke Wants is everything a Regency Romance should be – charming, witty, suspenseful, and above all ... sexy. Amy Quinton brings you Book 1 of her spicy new Regency series, Agents of Change.

She is from trade. He is a duke and a spy with a name to restore and a mystery to solve.

England, 1814:

Miss Grace Radclyffe is an oftentimes hilariously clumsy 20-year-old orphan biding her time living with her uncle until she is old enough to come into her small inheritance. Much to her aunt’s chagrin, she isn’t reserved (not with her shocking! tendency to befriend the servants), sophisticated (highly overrated if one cannot run around barefoot outside), or graceful (she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face... by accident, of course).

But she is practical (owning a fashion house is in her future, unless someone foils her plans...) and in love... maybe... perhaps... possibly...

The Duke of Stonebridge is a man with a tragic past. His father died mysteriously when he was twelve years old amid speculation suggesting that the old duke was ‘involved’ with another man. He must restore his family name, but on the eve of his engagement to the perfect debutante, he meets his betrothed’s cousin, and his world is turned inside out... No matter; he is always logical (men who follow their hearts and not their heads are foolish) and reserved (his private life is nobody’s business but his own). He isn’t impulsive (it always leads to trouble), charming (that’s his best friend, the Marquess of Dansbury’s, area of expertise).

Or in love... maybe... perhaps... possibly...

Can he have what he wants and remain respectable? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?

Content Notes: Spicy, Historical, Regency, Suspense
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Amy Quinton is an author, wife, and full time mom living in Summerville, SC. She enjoys writing and reading sexy historical romances. In her spare time, she likes to go camping and canoeing. She also loves to sew, knit, and crochet. Amy graduated from the College of Charleston, a liberal arts college in beautiful Charleston, SC. She worked 10 years in the computer industry as a software designer before becoming a full time mom, and now, a full time novelist. https://amyquinton.wordpress.com/

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Publisher
Liquid Silver Books
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Published on
Jan 26, 2015
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Pages
370
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ISBN
9781622101849
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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The Marquess of Dansbury is a charismatic spy that has taken on many difficult tasks for the crown, but none so difficult as protecting Lady Beatryce Beckett. She lies, she cheats, she steals, and she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Right now, what Lady Beatryce wants is the marquess. But, when you’re on the run from a mad assassin, it’s hard to find the time to profess your love! Amy Quinton takes you on a rollicking adventure in What the Marquess Sees, Book 2 of her Regency romance series, Agents of Change.

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Content Notes: Hot, Voyeurism, Regency, Historical, Suspense, Adventure
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Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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