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The first book in the new series Desperately Seeking Duke from USA Today bestselling and RITA award-winning author Caroline Linden.
It’s no love match…
Bianca Tate is horrified when her sister Cathy is obliged to accept an offer of marriage from Maximilian St. James, notorious rake. Defiantly she helps Cathy elope with her true love, and takes her sister’s place at the altar.
It’s not even the match that was made…
Perched on the lowest branch of his family tree, Max has relied on charm and cunning to survive. But an unexpected stroke of luck gives him an outside chance at a dukedom—and which Tate sister he weds hardly seems to matter.
But could it be the perfect match?
Married or not, Bianca is determined to protect her family’s prosperous ceramics business, even when Max shows an affinity for it—not to mention a dangerous ability to intrigue and tempt Bianca herself. And when Max realizes how beautiful and intelligent and desirable Bianca is, he’ll have to prove he’s no rogue, but the passionately devoted husband she craves…
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. About a Rogue is the first book in Caroline Linden’s intriguing new series Desperately Seeking Duke. When Maximilian St. James finds out he is the heir to a Duke he looks upon it as an opportunity to find some security in his life and seeks a business that will provide him with both an income and opportunity to use his talents for things other than gambling. The company that catches his attention is a family-run ceramics pottery, and by marrying a daughter of the owner, he can gain a share of the business. Bianca Tate is horrified when her father offers up her sister Cathy to this stranger, whom she’s sure is a dissolute rogue who will ruin her sister's chance at happiness. Bianca helps her sister to elope with the man she loves, and then when she realizes her father has given Max part of the business agrees to take her sister's place in a marriage of convenience. Both Max and Bianca are strong characters, and their slow-burn journey to love is well written with lots of twists and turns to keep you avidly turning the pages. I love the twist on the Taming of the Shrew names too.
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