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Jordan concludes her Courtship Wars Regency trilogy with a clichéd romance featuring a saintly, sassy heroine determined to protect her heart; a rake who constantly meddles in the heroine's life; a forced marriage; and a ghostly subplot at a castle on the coast. Two years after Tess Blanchard's fiancé was killed at war, she falls into the arms of his cousin Ian Sutherland, the duke of Rotham. The two are caught by Tess's patroness, who insists they marry. Tess responds to Ian physically, but despises his wicked reputation and high-handed manner. Ian, actually quite deserving of love, keeps major secrets that fit the narrative but highlight his astounding lack of emotional self-awareness. Add a series-linking subplot involving a onetime courtesan, a child who may or may not be the hero's by-blow, and predictably purple love scenes, and the checklist is complete. (Mar.)
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“A provocative page-turner brimming with sensuality and wit. Nicole Jordan charms and captivates.”—Jillian Hunter
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345510097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345510099
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of my all time favorite writers, Nicole Jordan delivers romance like no one else. Captivating, enticing, and irresistible, her books are always on my must buy list."--Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Nicole Jordan charms and captivates."--Jillian Hunter, New York Times bestselling author

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan spins delightful tales that simmer with passion and sensuality. In her former life, Nicole grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently and attending high school in Germany. She later earned a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech and spent eight years as a manufacturing manager making disposable diapers and toilet tissue! Currently Nicole lives in the Rocky Mountains of Utah with her real-life hero (her husband) and beloved kids (her horses).

With over two-dozen historical romances to her credit and five million books in print, set in numerous eras and locales, Nicole now enjoys chronicling the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.

One of her novels had the dubious honor of being humorously spotlighted by Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." On a more serious note, Nicole's romances regularly appear on numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today, and have earned such honors as RITA finalist, RWA's Favorite Book of the Year, theRomantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance, and the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, presented by a group of over one hundred romance reviewers.

Contact Nicole via her website www.NicoleJordanauthor.com.

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JLR on February 24, 2011
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I have to agree with the "one star" reviewer (Feb. 23, 2011). The heroine (Tess) was not likeable and the book went on and on about her charity work. In the previous books in which the heroine appeared, she seemed a sweet, grief-stricken young woman who was trying to overcome her losses (mother and fiance) by involving herself with teaching young women. Now that she has a starring role, she suddenly becomes this ascerbic, tart-tongued, argumentative woman who takes every opportunity to plunge her symbolic dagger into her (supposedly) devil of a husband's heart. Ian (the "Devil Duke") showed great restraint for someone who was reputed to be a heartless blackguard who cared only for himself. Yes, he (again I say "supposedly") felt a sexual attraction towards his wife from the beginning; however, Ms. Jordan failed to convince me that the two were attracted to each other in any way. She failed to make me "care" about what happened between the two. The main characters were very one dimensional and I quickly came to the point where I was rolling my eyes in frustration with Tess's responses to Ian's continuous attempts to reconcile her to the marriage. I, frankly, would have thrown up my hands in disgust and packed her off to Cornwall with the hardened (but reformed) courtesan and the silly "ghost." I'm sorry to say that the story was just flat. I know Ms. Jordan can do better than this.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Liz Bennet on February 27, 2011
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I whole heartedly agree with JLR's review. I was so looking forward to this book. The first chapter showed all the signs of an exciting courtship. It fell very flat and I was left disappointed. Tess was really annoying and in fact I actually felt sorry for Ian. This story had so much potential but one could tell Nicole just rushed this one and she felt no affinity for her characters. This story lacked the depth and feeling that the other stories in this series.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 24, 2011
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In 1817 in Richmond, England Tess Blanchard has begun to move passed the death of her fiancé in combat two years ago. However when she and Patrick Hennessy, who has been assigned to keep her safe, kiss, she finds it insipid. Worse her long time adversary, the Duke of Rotham Ian Sutherland catches her and rips her up and down for her scandalous behavior.

Tess' godmother Lady Wingate stuns her when she insists she marry Sutherland to avoid a scandal; failure to do so means Wingate will withdraw her support financially and titled. Tess reluctantly agrees, but vows their marriage will be in name only as she loathes the arrogant way Sutherland mocks her. However, Ian has other plans for his wife who he protects and mentors in the art of the bedroom. She begins to fall in love with her husband until she uncovers horrible secrets her spouse concealed. Despondent and irate, Tess flees to Sutherland's Cornwall estate where something otherworldly haunts the castle. Ian follows her hoping his wife will forgive him as he loved her long before they married.

The latest Courtship Wars Regency romance (see To Pleasure A Lady, To Romance a Charming Rogue and To Seduce a Bride) is an enjoyable entry to a fun series. The dysfunctional yet loving lead couple's behavior towards each other mirrors that of the stars of To Tame a Dangerous Lord. However, the entertaining story line is made fresh by a mutual third party and the haunting. Filled with secrets, misunderstandings and distrust, To Desire A Wicked Duke is an entertaining historical.

Harriet Klausner
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By LAS Reviewer on February 23, 2011
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Society's rules in Regency England, during the early nineteenth century, mixed with Tess Blanchard's desire for passion and the Duke of Rotham's long-denied desire for Tess make a captivating romance that propels the reader along with both internal and external conflicts, humor, and an irrepressible primal connection that engenders an exquisite love.

The Duke of Rotham, known as the Devil Duke, seizes the opportunity to kiss Tess after four years of wanting her while keeping his distance. Male primal need takes control. Common sense and caution exit leaving passion, desire, and fiery need to take center stage. All his womanizing and worldly ways did not prepare the Duke for the way he feels when he kisses and caresses Tess.

Tess comes alive at his touch. The emptiness she's felt for so long is filled with the Duke's scent, taste, and the marvelous sensation of his mouth that feels like heated silk as it makes her melt with pleasure and wanting. His caresses make her oblivious to all else. She had experienced a youth's love with her fiancé Richard before he was killed, but she'd never felt anything like the passionate, blood sizzling demands of the Duke's touch that makes her shiver in exhilaration.

When they are caught by Lady Wingate, Tess's benefactor, the Duke takes control and says they will marry to save Tess's reputation. He is well aware of the double standard in their Regency society. More than that, he already has a reputation that could hardly be degraded more--whether justified or not.

These two strong personalities, both determined to protect themselves from hurt, deal with conflicts in unique ways with each of them trying to keep the upper hand.
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