How to Ditch a Duke

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Dukes by the Dozen


A Duke for All Seasons!

What’s better than a dashing duke?

A dozen of them!

In this case, a baker’s dozen—thirteen of your favorite historical romance authors have come together to bring you more than a dozen tantalizing novellas, with one per month, for a year’s worth of never-before-released romances.

How to Ditch a Duke

Lady Taylor Fleming is an heiress with a noble suitor on her tail. Her step-by-step plan to ditch him is simple. But there is nothing simple about Franz Aurech, Duke of Bamberg.

Taylor tries to escape to the safety of the Highlands, but her life becomes more complicated when the duke arrives at her door and her loyal allies desert her. Even the best laid plans can go awry…

A true beauty and trained physician who has inspired longing and mystery in a great many men, Isabella is being hunted by Englishmen and Scottish rebels both. She’s escaped to the Highlands in search of survival.

FOUND:  Cinaed Mackintosh

Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul who answers to nobody but himself. . .until Isabella saves his life—and adds more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe is to return to the place from which he was banished. When the truth of his past comes out, what will these two ill-fated lovers sacrifice to be together…forever?

Available March 26, 2019

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