“A provocative page-turner brimming with sensuality and wit. Nicole Jordan charms and captivates.”
— Jillian Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
About the Book
Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan’s delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars.
Two years after losing her beloved fiancé to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again. Thus, she’s aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham. The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man she could ever imagine loving! Making matters worse, Tess discovers secrets in Rotham’s wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall.
Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he’s driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and so follows hard on her heels. Naturally, their spirited rivalry leads to glorious, pleasure-filled nights — complicated by a mysterious ghost who haunts Ian’s castle and Tess’s vexing insistence that he play matchmaker to her friends. But can blazing desire between two warring hearts turn into wedded bliss and timeless love?
Praise for To Desire a Wicked Duke
“A unique and passionate battle of wits and hearts! Renowned writer Nicole Jordan sets the perfect stage for fiery battles of wit in this engrossing concluding book to The Courtship Wars series. With a strong plot, blazing hot love scenes, unusual hauntings and surprising twists, Jordan deftly pulls together a unique and compelling regency romance with all the classic elements true romance fans love. A delightful treat with lots of hilarious moments. Don’t miss it!”
“Nicole Jordan brings a sparkling, fresh touch to Regency romance. Her character development makes Tess and the Duke come alive. Their depth, emotions, and steadfastness endear them to the reader. To Desire a Wicked Duke crackles with conflicts, sizzles with sensuality, and lures the reader in with incredible love (and that love scene!) It kept me up late and I never missed the sleep.”
—Long and Short Reviews
“To Desire a Wicked Duke is a compelling, fascinating book. Nicole Jordan will have you laughing, gasping, and sighing, sometimes at the same time… Great plot, great characters… another reading treasure!!”
“Nicole Jordan’s most recent romantic novel is a delight for all of her fans as well as new readers. There are plenty of surprises that keep the reader turning the pages with riveting attention, and the romance is hot, hot, hot!!! Great story, Nicole Jordan!”
—The Best Reviews
“This title is a great example of a near perfect romance novel. It was loaded with the must have steamy scenes but full of story and intrigue as well. I had a hard time putting this novel down.”
“I loved this book from the very first pages. Tess and Ian are my very favorite type of couple, a beautiful spunky woman who has suffered and a handsome rake who finds that he is not immune to love. The plot is fast moving and involving [with] a roller coaster love story that will have you turning the pages avidly until the end.”
—Coffee Time Romance
“This was my first Nicole Jordan book, and I enjoyed it immensely! The opening is fabulously tense. The chemistry was thick, and the hero reads like a man who could crush you with one look, and make you swoon with another. I loved the dynamic of the two together. They disarmed each other at every turn, each losing the grip they try so desperately to keep on their hearts. Fabulous. I highly, highly recommend this book!” —Everybody Needs a Little Romance.com
“Nicole Jordan could not have concluded her Courtship Wars series any better. It is an extremely satisfying read from start to finish. The dialogue is witty and all of the characters are captivating. Tess and Ian’s story is refreshing and compelling. To Desire a Wicked Duke is a romance that will warm the heart.”
“The quintessential romance novel for those who enjoy the atmosphere of the early 1800s, a well-constructed plot and the tale of two people who struggle fiercely to deny their undeniable attraction to each other. If you delight in romance novels that contain a dash of mystery and excitement while also relishing in each exquisitely sensual meeting of the two lovers, then Nicole Jordan’s To Desire a Wicked Duke is sure to set your heart ablaze.”
—The Celebrity Cafe
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