lauantai 3. kesäkuuta 2017

Jane Ashford: Heir to the duke ja What the duke doesn't know

Jane Ashfordin kaksi The Duke's Sons -kirjasarjan viihderomaania löytyi Helmetin e-kirjoista, ja ihan näppäriä historiallisia seikkailuja nämä olivat, monenlaisilla käänteillä kuorrutettuja romanttisia höttöannoksia.

Heir to the duke (Sourcebooks, Inc, 2016; ISBN 9781492621577)

Life is predictable for a Duke's first son

As eldest son of the Duke of Langford, Nathaniel Gresham sees his arranged marriage to Lady Violet Devere as just another obligation to fulfill—highly suitable, if unexciting. But as Violet sets out to transform herself from dowdy wallflower to dazzling young duchess-to-be, proper Nathaniel sets out to prove he's a match for his new bride's vivacity and daring.

Or so he once thought...

Oppressed by her family all her life, Lady Violet can't wait to enjoy the freedom of being a married woman. But then Violet learns her family's sordid secret, and she's faced with an impossible choice—does she tell Nathaniel and risk losing him, or does she hide it and live a lie?

What the duke doesn't know (Sourcebooks, 2016; ISBN 9781492621607)

A proper English wife, or the freedom of the sea?

Lord James Gresham is the fifth son of the Duke of Langford, a captain in the Royal Navy, and at a loss for what to do next. He's made his fortune; perhaps now he should find a proper wife and set up his nursery. But the sea calls to him, while his search for a wife leaves him uninspired. And then, a dark beauty with a heart for revenge is swept into his life.

He can't have both, but he won't give up either

Half-English, half-Polynesian Kawena Benson is out to avenge her father and reclaim a cache of stolen jewels. There's nothing for James to do but protest his innocence and help Kawena search for the jewels, even though it turns his world upside down.

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