The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
(Bridgerton Series, Book 1)

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Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town′s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn′t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon′s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!


About Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.The New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But though I liked the Bridgertons, the book spends a lot of time introducing them, and the first half of the book is really too much Bridgerton and not enough Simon and Daphne.

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Now that the tenth and final book has been published in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series – one of my favorite series of connected books of all time – has been published, it seemed like the right time to take a return trip back to where it all it started.

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... Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a life of decadent pleasure, free of any care for ... What a Duke Wants by Lavinia Kent.

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Author Lisa Kleypas describes The Duke and I as “The most refreshing and radiant love story you’ll read this year.” The Romance Reader says: “The Duke and I is a refreshingly witty tale with a hero and heroine whose emotions are fueled by intelligence rather than by ungovernable body parts, alt...

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