Defying the Duke

· The Heart of a Duke Book 18 · Christi Caldwell Ink

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Defying the Duke

Bookish and spirited, Lady Lettie Brookfield is firmly on the shelf. The last thing she wants, however, is to spend the rest of her days as an unmarried sister, dependent upon her family’s charity. Accepting she won’t have a love match, she finds herself coming around to the idea of marrying the only suitor she’s ever had..that is until she's suddenly reunited with her brother's former best friend, the brooding, formally charming, Anthony, Duke of Granville.

Years earlier, in an unselfish act intended to save his friend, Anthony committed an unforgivable betrayal; one that severed his friendship. Now he’s a duke and must fulfill his obligations. The last woman he has any right to long for is his former best friend’s younger sister, Lettie.

All grown-up Lettie is passionate, quick-witted, and desirable, and it isn't long before Anthony falls for her, the very last woman he should consider marrying. Will past betrayals keep them apart? Or is there a path to a new beginning with Anthony and the only woman he truly loves?

Heart of a Duke Books

For Love of the Duke

More Than a Duke

The Love of a Rogue

Loved by a Duke

To Love a Lord

The Heart of a Scoundrel

To Wed His Christmas Lady

To Trust a Rogue

The Lure of a Rake

To Woo a Widow

To Redeem a Rake

One Winter With a Baron

To Enchant a Wicked Duke

Beguiled by a Baron

To Tempt a Scoundrel

To Hold a Lady's Secret

To Catch a Viscount (February 2022)

Defying the Duke (July 2022)

To Marry Her Marquess (August 2022)

The Devil and the Debutante (September 2022)

Devil by Daylight (November 2022)

About the author

Christi Caldwell is the USA Today bestselling author of eleven series, including All the Duke's Sins, Lost Lords of London, Sinful Brides, Wicked Wallflowers, and Heart of a Duke. She blames novelist Judith McNaught for luring her into the world of historical romance. When Christi was at the University of Connecticut, she began writing her own tales of love—ones where even the most perfect heroes and heroines had imperfections. She learned to enjoy torturing her couples before they earned their well-deserved happily ever after. Christi lives in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, where she spends her time writing and baking with her twin girls and courageous son. For more information visit

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