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Fans of the Bridgertons will love this bad boy duke who kidnaps the wrong woman in this steamy historical romance.

Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex:

A rake.

A scoundrel.

And now he's a kidnapper.


Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece for revenge, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue both infuriate and intrigue him.


Miss Emily Parr is determined to rid herself of domineering men in her life. A plan that is in shambles after she's kidnapped by the incorrigible duke. But as she tries to outwit him, she finds herself... enjoying not only the scorching kisses he steals but also his companionship. Of course the most wicked and unweddable man she's ever met would be the one she can't imagine living without.


Yet as they surrender to passion, danger from Godric's past threatens to destroy the one thing he and Emily swore they never wanted: love


Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.

March 2
Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith

Customer Reviews

kmcmahan1 ,

5 stars

Riveting! Couldn’t put this one down!

romancereader77 ,

Wicked Designs

Really good English romance. I figured it would get boring because it’s longer then some of the other romance books but there was so much dialogue between characters that it pulls you in. The story kept me interested from beginning to end. I just wished Emily’s character wasn’t so much like all the other heroine characters. It’s so clique that she can’t resist a kiss and loses all her will. Godric is typical pushy type also. Which back in them times men probably did act like him.

clane06 ,


Honestly the male character is so unlikeable that I can’t even get into this book. I love the bridgerton series but these characters are nothing similar.

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