In the first in Tessa Dare's captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . .Growing up as the daughter of famed author Sir Henry Goodnight, Isolde spun romantic tales of knights and maidens. But now Izzy has nothing--aside from a stone heap inherited from her godfather. Gostley Castle is rundown, reportedly haunted, and already inhabited--by a darkly sensual recluse who claims to be the Duke of Rothbury. And he's not budging.
Ransom Vane intends to find the castle's rumored treasure. After a life marked by hardship and betrayal, he deserves it--far more than any sheltered English miss. Except Izzy is no gullible girl; she's intelligent, tenacious, and tempting beyond reason. With her wits and his brawn, they could find the priceless relics. All he needs to do is resist the urge to care for her.A simple task . . . and quite impossible, when Izzy is fast becoming the prize he craves most of all . . .
About the Author
Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian,full-time mommy, and swing-shift author ofhistorical romance. She makes her home inSouthern California, where she shares a cozy,cluttered bungalow with her husband,their two children, and a big brown dog.
Dare starts her new series with a unique storyline, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren't each at a nadir in life's journey. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) I think this is a truly unique historical that will appeal to readers who aren't often historical fans. -- Smart Bitches Trashy Books This book is already in my top books for 2014. This new series of Tessa Dare's is off to an amazing start! -- Smexy Books Dare's lyrical writing and expert, intense character development make this a romance to be savored with the eager expectation of future series installments -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Splendidly talented Dare creates cleverly written dialogue, exceptionally appealing characters, and an engaging plot that gives a wink toward Beauty and the Beast and a nod to fandom, all key components in this wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic novel, the perfect launch to Dare's new Castles Ever After series. -- Booklist (starred review) Tessa Dare's first instalment in the new Castles Ever After series, ROMANCING THE DUKE will have readers clearing their keeper shelf just to make room for this little gem! Jam- packed with hilarious banter, Dare's trademark humor is showcased in its full glory. -- Fresh Fiction
Series: Castles Ever After
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th February 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.6 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.18