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Publisher Description

Was Beauty to be Her Burden?

The unexpected and overwhelming proposal of marriage by Richard Moncrief, the Duke of Radcliff, was a dream come true to dowryless Bonny Barbara Allanóand her worst nightmare. For her reticent husband spoke endlessly of her beauty, yet never of her his love. And her clandestine visits to help her cousin werenít easing matters at all . . .

His obsession with the fair Bonny Barbara allan was ruining the Duke of Radcliffís heretofore orderly life. But how could he trust his new brideóand vow undying loveówhen she was secretly meeting another man?

July 1
Harper & Appleton
Cheryl Bolen

Customer Reviews

Peg1951 ,

Just Ask!

A Duke Deceived, the first book in the Deceived Series, is a well-written story with a familiar lesson: If you want to know something, Just Ask! Richard and Barbara are wonderful characters. They are both kind, caring, and (usually) quite honest. They are perfect for each other, or will be when they get to know each other. In her attempt to protect her cousin’s secrets, Barbara causes Richard to suspect she is in love with another. Rather than approaching her about his thoughts, he sulks, drinks, and stays out with his friends (mature, huh?). Not everyone is happy about the two of them being together, and their behavior make it easy for them to make trouble. They had a quick, but good start to build on. Can they come to trust each other and to share they feelings? Time will tell. A Duke Deceived was Cheryl Bolen’s first published book. It was great start for her career and a great start for the new series. I recommend it and look forward to the next book.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

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