How to Capture a Countess by Karen Hawkins
(The Duchess Diaries)

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A delightful, sprightly romp is what Hawkins does best, and when she sets her witty tale in Scotland...readers have the beginning of an appealing new series.
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New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins sets Scottish hearts afire in this delightfully witty and sexy Regency romance, the first in her Duchess Diaries series.

Urged by her favorite nephew, the intimidating Duchess of Roxburghe agrees to transform a thorny Scottish rose into a lovely bloom. But even she isn’t prepared for fiery Rose Balfour.

At seventeen, Rose fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, known as Lord Sin for his wicked ways. Stung by his indifference, the starry-eyed girl tried to win an illicit kiss, but then panicked and pushed the notorious rakehell into a fountain. Leaving Lord Sin floating among the lily pads to the mocking laughter of his peers, Rose escaped back to the obscurity of the Scottish countryside.

Six years later, Sin convinces his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to invite Rose to her annual house party, where he plans to get revenge by making Rose the laughingstock of polite society. To his astonishment, he finds she has become an alluring woman who threatens to turn the tables on his nefarious plans. Thus Sin and Rose begin an epic battle of the sexes that becomes more passionate at every turn. Eventually, one will have to surrender…but to vengeance? Or to love’s deepest passion?
 

About Karen Hawkins

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Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen spends her time writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Pocket Books. 388 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kathe Robin on Jan 24 2013

A delightful, sprightly romp is what Hawkins does best, and when she sets her witty tale in Scotland...readers have the beginning of an appealing new series.

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Reviewed by Valerie on Sep 01 2012

Once again Hawkins delivers a fast paced, robust historical novel filled with wit and romance.

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