Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with Julia London’s New York Times bestselling “witty, spicy, and funny” (Library Journal) Desperate Debutantes trilogy, in which three aristocratic sisters, upon discovering they are destitute, resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.
The young ladies of the Fairchild family have just learned that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother’s fortune. Ava, the eldest, decides to take matters into her own hands and hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom.
Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue’s life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband’s quest for revenge.
Marriages of convenience might work for some, but for Ava, a loveless bond won’t do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband’s demons so that he will be free to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will ever truly desire.
Difficult to put down.
Jared and Ava’s dynamic was addictive. I give it 4.5 stars because it got tiresome in the end when Ava demanded love. But this is one of Julia London’s best novels for sure.
The hazards of hunting a duke
Great novel. When reading the preview u think that u already know the story but Julia London puts her own twists a turns that u never expect.