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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9780062448750
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A beautiful new stand-alone historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James

The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford—an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:

All is fair in love and war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Romance novels often quietly advance the idea that women deserve to be accepted for who they are, and this amusing and heart-wrenching story offers a perfect example of a character who fights for the life and love she wants, not once but twice.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “James…eloquently expresses the power of love, family, honor, and honesty. James’ magic is in the prose and the emotional depth of each word. No reader is immune to the feelings James elicits deep within their heart and soul.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “With lively banter, sly wit, and elegant prose, James cleverly guides a stubborn American heiress and an arrogant duke to the altar in a seductive late-Georgian romp that is graced with fascinating historical detail and well-placed Shakespearean references.”

    Library Journal

  • “James deftly marries insightful character development with a smartly written plot, and then wraps the resulting irresistible love story up with an abundance of wit-infused dialogue and a refined brand of sensuality.”


  • “James’…nontraditional plot provides an interesting and moving take on courtship and marriage, plus an engaging American’s view of Regency England. A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “James enlivens a series of classic romance clichés with congenial characters and historical tidbits…Though it has a well-trodden conflict, this romance is still gratifying.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Kate Reading expertly showcases lovely but flighty American heiress Merry Pelford…Reading’s ability to make the duke sound arrogant and attractive and his brother arrogant and amusing is a tribute to her talent as a narrator. Merry is also portrayed with some complexity: She’s less than discerning in her relationships with members of the opposite sex yet remains an enchanting character. Reading also excels in her portrayals of Merry’s snobbish American relatives and the duke’s stodgy upper-crust acquaintances.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Eloisa James

Eloisa James, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got an MPhil from Oxford, a PhD from Yale, and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. In 2013 she won a RITA Award for Best Romance Novella. She teaches Shakespeare in the English department at Fordham University in New York. She is the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received more than thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.