The Duchess: The Scandalous Ladies of London

· The Scandalous Ladies of London Book 2 · Sold by HarperCollins
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The thrilling second book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s amazing new high concept series, The Scandalous Ladies of London, which chronicles the lives of a group of affluent ladies reigning over glittering, Regency-era London, vying for position in the hierarchy of the ton. They are the young wives, widows, and daughters of London’s wealthiest families. The drama is big, the money runs deep, and the shade is real. Life is different in the ton.

“I liked my husband well enough … but I like him even better dead.”

It’s been a year since her wretched cad of a husband died and Valencia, the Dowager Duchess of Dedham, is finally her own woman. Flitting from party to party, freedom is sweet and life should be perfect. Until the new duke surfaces. 

Nothing like the haughty noblemen who populate the ton, Rhain, the newly minted Duke of Dedham, is a big brawny Welshman with an accent that makes Valencia’s knees go weak as he boldly moves into her home with his six wild unwed sisters. The rude and humorless usurper thinks her vain and spoiled. But with a pittance to her name, Valencia needs his support to remain in London and enjoy all the pleasures her new position as a merry widow has to offer. 

So a bargain is struck. Valencia will usher his sisters into Good Society and see them happily betrothed. In return, he’ll give her the financial security and independence she craves. But the more time they spend beneath the same roof, the more she realizes it's not safety she wants but the dangerously seductive Rhain. Valencia has vowed never to risk marriage again. And yet how can she resist the tempting man when he might be the greatest adventure of her life?  

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abad wallflower
April 26, 2024
After years of loyalty then mourning, Valencia wanted a fling however her attraction grows for a rude gentleman who’s ready seen her wet in “The Duchess” by Sophie Jordan, book two of The Scandalous Ladies of London! I love Valencia’s good-for-you-girl moments! She deserves to go wherever she wants even the scandalous parts of London. She also deserves to fulfill her needs with someone who mutually wants her!
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Debbie ballard
March 26, 2024
Loved reading the marvelous & sensational romance story. When the new Duke of Dedham, Rhain, arrives with his mother and sisters, Valencia, the Dowager Duchess, has to leave her home, but Rhain makes a deal with Valencia to get his sisters ready for London society in return for a place in London. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, and a must read riveting love story. Can't wait to read the next book by the phenomenal author, Sophie Jordan!
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Ashley Wilson
April 29, 2024
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About the author

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of more than fifty novels. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and streaming anything that has a happily ever after.

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