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 cut price, 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 perhaps swap her lifestyles. And whilst he agreed to her outrageous idea of a wedding of comfort, she was once reworked from ruined American heiress to English duchess. 5 years later, she's extremely joyful with their association, specially on the grounds that her husband resides on one other continent.

But offers are made to be damaged . . .

By marrying an heiress, Stuart used to be capable of pay his family's huge, immense money owed, and Edie's phrases that he go away England eternally appeared a small rate 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 along with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a daring new cut price: ten days to win her keen kiss. yet is ten days adequate to win her heart?

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Am i able to come, too? ” Joanna requested. “No,” she and Stuart replied whilst, and she or he knew either one of them had an identical cause of refusing Joanna’s request. Leaving the lady staring wistfully after them, they all started down the lanternlit course. “We forgot Snuffles,” Stuart commented, as they entered the rose backyard. “He’s nonetheless lower than stairs someplace. ” “He can omit his stroll this as soon as. ” She seemed round. “Joanna’s correct. The lanterns do make every little thing glance magical. ” “Poor girl,” he stated, guffawing.

I’ll stroll up with you. ” “No, please, don’t hassle your self. ” “It’s no trouble,” he acknowledged, relocating together with her towards the door. “After all, it’s no longer as though we’re at contrary ends of the home. Our rooms are part by way of aspect. And you’re correct. it truly is overdue. most likely top to hunt our beds. ” They stopped beside the closed door, and he reached out to open it for her, yet he paused, hand at the knob. “Speaking of ways overdue it is,” he whispered, “what are the chances the corridor boy’s asleep on accountability? lets see?

Inside of an hour, the village will be humming like bees approximately this new arrival. inside , his bona fides will be tested, his history unearthed, his intentions identified. by way of teatime, her maid might most likely have the capacity to inform her all approximately him. “You stopped it from leaving. ” Joanna’s voice, dismayed and accusatory, interrupted her speculations, and Edie became, the stranger back forgotten. “Of course,” she responded , pasting on a grin for her sister’s profit. “It’s a superb factor to be a duchess.

Is white your favourite colour, then? ” she requested. “No, truly. Blue’s continuously been my favourite colour. yet i love white now, too. i've got performed ever seeing that that day 5 years in the past once we sat at the terrace jointly. ” She stirred, stirring his hopes. “You do prefer to elevate that day. ” “It’s a favourite reminiscence of mine. You have been donning white, and that i cherished it since it evoked pictures in my brain, photos of you bare in my mattress. Sheets, as you recognize, are white. ” Color bloomed in her cheeks. Her hand tightened on the ruffled collar of her costume, her thumb rubbed the blue cameo at her throat.

Her smile, broad and gorgeous, made him seize his breath. “On the opposite hand,” he murmured, “if you must smile like that each time you get pleasure from your self at my cost, i think I will be capable of stand it really fortunately. ” Her smile light, and he or she appeared away instantaneously, but if she lifted her hand to the touch the aspect of her neck, the self-­conscious little gesture informed him she used to be extra suffering from the praise than she enable on. “Then you won’t brain if we make yet one more name on our long ago. You haven’t met the recent curate, Mr.

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