The Duke's Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)

· Regency Unlaced Book 1 · Carole Mortimer
246 reviews

About this ebook

The young widow Lady Dorothea Fitzroy is bored with her life. Most especially so with her role as mistress of her brother’s household, and the endless round of society engagements this forces her to endure.

What Thea so badly needs is a secret and passionate lover, to become mistress of another kind entirely, and so add excitement and spice into her humdrum life. But where is she to find this handsome and inexhaustible gentleman?

Julian Remington, the arrogant and haughty 17th Duke of Blackmoor has no interest in finding a mistress for his bedroom or his home. He’s jaded, cynical, and distrustful when it comes to women. One woman, a woman from his past, has caused too much grief in his life for him to ever trust another.

Thea and Julian are about to be caught up in a passion for each other that blazes so fiercely, and so out of control, it is beyond the power of either of them to resist.

The Duke’s Mistress is the story of an arrogant duke and an adventurous young widow, caught up in their insatiable desire for each other, the vengeful woman who would like nothing better than to see Blackmoor suffer as she has suffered, and believes Thea Fitzroy to be the means by which she will achieve it.

 Author's Note: Please be aware that the stories in the Regency Unlaced Series are more explicit in language and sexual content than my other books. 

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246 reviews
Lela McNary
October 4, 2018
Once again I could have done without the "F" bombs that added nothing to the story and took making love to being just sex. This author writes such great love stories, I don't know why she has to sink to the level of masses of writers who are not even close to being her equal. Good book in spite of that however. Loved Julian with Thea. He saw into her heart rather than just the outer package.
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Julia Robertson
April 2, 2019
I really enjoyed this book & will read the next in the series. The Duke, was an angry man. who was trying not to show love for anyone. people who had been close to him had been hurt & murdered. Despite his reluctance, he fell in love with the lady who would become his wife. There was quite a few turns as the characters developed . yes I recommend you sit down, wine or coffee at hand. ... happy reading.
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A Google user
August 16, 2018
There aren't many writers who do the novella format justice. In fact this may be the first of its kind in my experience. SUPER hot, but lacking none of the critical storytelling you'd expect from a story twice its length. Just an absolute pleasure! I'll be looking for more of this ilk by the author.
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About the author

Carole Mortimer is a USA Today Bestselling author, the recipient of a 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance Award, and in 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. To date she has written almost 200 novels, in contemporary and Regency romance.

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