THE TATTOOED DUKE
Rodale continues her Writing Girl series, demonstrating that strong women can always find a way to make a difference and have it all. This charming and fun story will delight readers.
Eliza Fielding is suffering from writer’s block when The London Weekly editor gives her an assignment; uncover anything and everything about the recently returned Duke of Bedford, Sebastian Digby. Back from 12 years abroad, Sebastian knows the only way he can continue his adventures is to find a wealthy bride. Unfortunately his scandalous reputation has driven away most prospects. Eliza finds a position as Bedford’s housemaid, which allows her to be privy to what most reporters will never see: the duke’s tattooed body. Sebastian, intrigued by the intelligent, witty maid, shares his secrets. Their lively discussions draw them into passion. Eliza is torn between her desire for independence and her love for Sebastian. Complications arise as the articles about him titillate the ton and he sets out to uncover the reporter’s identity. (AVON, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)