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Ten Things I Hate About the Duke: Difficult Dukes Series, Book 2
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USA Today bestselling author Loretta Chase continues her Difficult Dukes series with this delightful spin on Shakespeare's classic, The Taming of the Shrew.This time, who's taming whom...

Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn't shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can't marry until Cassandra does.

Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra's reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister's future and her family's good name along with them.

The Duke of Ashmont's looks make women swoon. His character flaws are beyond counting. He's lost a perfectly good bride through his own carelessness. He nearly killed one of his two best friends. Still, troublemaker that he is, he knows that damaging a lady's good name isn't sporting.

The only way to right the wrong is to marry her...and hope she doesn't smother him in his sleep on their wedding night.

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        Loretta Chase has worked in academe, retail, and the visual arts, as well as on the streets—as a meter maid—and in video, as a scriptwriter. She might have developed an excitingly checkered career had her spouse not nagged her into writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early nineteenth century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America's RITA®. For more about her past, her books, and what she does and doesn't do on social media, please visit her at LorettaChase.com.

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USA Today bestselling author Loretta Chase continues her Difficult Dukes series with this delightful spin on Shakespeare's classic, The Taming of the Shrew.
This time, who's taming whom...

Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn't shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can't marry until Cassandra does.

Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra's reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister's future and her family's good name along with them.

The Duke of Ashmont's looks make women swoon. His character flaws are beyond counting. He's lost a perfectly good bride through his own carelessness. He nearly killed one of his two best friends. Still, troublemaker that he is, he knows that damaging a lady's good name isn't sporting.

The only way to right the wrong is to marry her...and hope she doesn't smother him in his sleep on their wedding night.

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        November 15, 2020
        A vindication of the rights of shrews. Lord deGriffith has finally had enough of his bluestocking daughter, Cassandra. After she openly challenges her father's fellow Member of Parliament about a bill she thinks will hurt the poor, he sets a new rule--her beloved sister, Hyacinth, may not marry, or even participate in her first season, until Cassandra herself marries. Frustrated, Cassandra leaves London, where she crosses paths with the notorious Lucius Beckingham, Duke of Ashmont, after her carriage crashes. She was infatuated with Lucius as a young girl but has since lost all patience with his disreputable behavior. As he tries to help Cassandra and her groom, who is badly hurt in the crash, Cassandra finds herself in a difficult position, without an appropriate chaperone, and Lucius--whose fiancee has just run off with one of his friends--offers to marry her. Though years ago this would have pleased Cassandra, and she's still attracted to him, she no longer trusts the man he's become--"beautiful, godlike, and hopeless." Only later, after they are caught in a compromising position, will she agree to a sham engagement to salvage her reputation. Ashmont jumps at the chance to be closer to Cassandra, hoping that before it's time to break it off, he'll win her back--and with each day, he comes closer to his goal, with a little help from Mary Wollstonecraft. This book, second in Chase's Difficult Dukes series, is a typically complex and engaging story from the author, rich with subplots and moments of intrigue. With a hero set on winning his heroine from the start, the suspense is derived primarily from just how far Ashmont will have to go to win back his Cassandra, and readers who like a groveling duke will enjoy his pursuit. Though it's second in a series, new readers can jump right in, though fans of the first, A Duke in Shining Armor (2017), as well as those familiar with The Taming of the Shrew or Ten Things I Hate About You, will enjoy several subtle touches throughout the book. A thoroughly satisfying Regency from one of our finest historical romance authors.

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        Cassandra Pomfret has no qualms about speaking her mind and has earned a reputation for making men cry with her direct arguments. Normally, this doesn't bother her, but her father has put his foot down and decreed that unless Cassandra finds a husband, her younger sister, Hyacinth, can no longer participate in her first season. Meanwhile, Lucius Wilmot Beckingham, the Duke of Ashmont, libertine and general hell-raiser, has just been jilted at the altar and has nearly killed one of his best friends in a duel. When Ashmont imperils the life of Cassandra and her servants, while also endangering her reputation, he knows he must make it right. Cassandra refuses to play by society's rules, though, and while Ashmont seems to be the only man outside her family unafraid of her, he has only ever been a disappointment. Ashmont realizes it will take all his wiles and major introspection to match wits with Cassandra, including offering to pretend to court her for the sake of her reputation and her sister's chance at marriage, all the while curbing his rakish instincts. VERDICT Chase gives Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew a splendid late Regency turn in this witty and gratifying follow-up to A Duke in Shining Armor.--Kellie Tilton, Univ. of Cincinnati Blue Ash

        Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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This time, who's taming whom...

Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn't shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can't marry until Cassandra does.

Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra's reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister's future and her family's good name along with them.

The Duke of Ashmont's looks make women swoon. His character flaws are beyond counting. He's lost a perfectly good bride through his own carelessness. He nearly killed one of his two best friends. Still, troublemaker that he is, he knows that damaging a lady's good name isn't sporting.

The only...

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