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THE WICKED DUKE TAKES A WIFE
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
The second in Hunter's back-to-back duet brings another Boscastle to his knees. Sparkling, rapier-sharp dialogue plays well into this dance of desire as an arrogant hero meets his match in a waif turned lady. You'll sigh with pleasure at the end of this romance.
It was the kindness of the Boscastles that pulled Harriet Gardner out of the London slums and into a position as an instructor at a ladies' academy. When Lord Griffin Boscastle arrives at the school to deposit his incorrigible niece in Harriet's care, he lingers there because the unconventional, outspoken Harriet intrigues him. He might be a rogue, but she's the only woman who's interested him for more than a quick kiss and a tumble.
Griffin's campaign to have her help him find a wife, keep tabs on his niece and uncover who is trying to harm her thrusts them together, and he discovers she's the bravest woman he knows -- because she's not afraid to love him. (BALLANTINE, Nov., 350 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: November 2009