How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days: An American Heiress in London

By Laura Lee Guhrke

From USA Today bestselling writer Laura Lee Guhrke comes the tale of a discount, a wedding of comfort . . . and the opportunity for romance to final a lifetime

They had a deal . . .

From the instant she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he may swap her existence. And while he agreed to her outrageous suggestion of a wedding of comfort, she was once reworked from ruined American heiress to English duchess. 5 years later, she's overjoyed with their association, particularly for the reason that her husband resides on one other continent.

But bargains are made to be damaged . . .

By marrying an heiress, Stuart was once capable of pay his family's huge, immense bills, and Edie's phrases that he go away England perpetually appeared a small fee to pay. but if a broom with loss of life impels him domestic, he comes to a decision it is time for a true marriage together with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a daring new discount: ten days to win her prepared kiss. yet is ten days sufficient to win her heart?

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Daddy wouldn’t love it, yet he wouldn’t inform Stuart her whereabouts if she requested him to not. She couldn’t cover from her husband perpetually. She knew that. yet perhaps, as soon as he understood that her refusal to dwell with him was once ultimate, he’d quit this complete loopy inspiration and permit her move. along with, along with his source of revenue bring to a halt, how lengthy may possibly he chase her world wide? Her spirits revived a bit at those plans, her experience of keep an eye on over her existence started to go back, and he or she stood up, banishing to any extent further inclination to think sorry for herself.

She escaped the eating room and went upstairs, yet even her bed room wasn’t a lot of a sanctuary. no longer now, now not considering the fact that he’d been there. Edie leaned again opposed to her closed bed room door and stared on the flooring the place he’d touched her face and advised her she used to be attractive whilst she smiled, the place he’d discovered her mystery and her disgrace. not anything has replaced, Edie, now not for me. How may possibly that be? How might he wish her now? yet he did. He sought after her simply because he proposal she can be a common girl, with an ordinary woman’s wishes.

I shan’t, so you’ve little need to fret. ” “Thank heaven for that. ” She dabbed at her face a couple of extra instances together with his handkerchief. “Goodness, ten entire days to regain my composure, and it was once no aid in any respect in any case, used to be it? ” “But what do you're feeling, darling? ” His palms reached as much as flow throughout her cheek, brushing her freckles. “What do you are feeling? ” She thought of. “Relief,” she acknowledged eventually, urgent a hand to her chest. “My God, such reduction. ” That happy him, for the corners of his eyes creased a piece in a touch of a grin.

Edie was once completely happy, for the very last thing she sought after used to be to debate her personal marital state of affairs, specifically with Belinda. Her pal used to be a matchmaker, and although she knew now that Edie’s marriage to Margrave wasn’t the affection fit she’d initially suggestion while she’d recommended it to Edie’s father, Belinda used to be adequate of a romantic to discover notions of separation challenging to just accept. “I can’t think we’re either on the town on the comparable time,” Belinda acknowledged as an alternative, tactfully altering the topic. Edie jumped onto the recent subject straight away.

I defined that i wished to talk with you, and that during outcome, you'd be overdue. She particularly understood. ” “You did what? What offers the fitting to be so high-­handed? ” “Well . . . ” He paused, giving her an apologetic glance. “We are married. As your husband, i've got the precise to be high-­handed. conversing of Joanna,” he further, removing her sound of shock, “if you're operating away, why are you taking her with you? Isn’t she purported to burst off to college? ” “I think you shall try and convince me opposed to it with a few British nonsense approximately how ladies don’t have to leave to college, or the way it isn’t clever to provide them an excessive amount of schooling.

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