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How To Capture A Countess: Duchess Diaries 1

By Karen Hawkins

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The first enthralling novel in New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins' sublime Duchess Diaries series.

A sensationally sexy and witty Scottish historical romance from New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Monica McCarty and Julie Garwood.

The Duchess Diaries are sure to delight: a dazzlingly romantic, sexy, and Scottish spin on fairytales.

At seventeen, Rose Balfour fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, nicknamed 'Lord Sin' for his notoriously wicked ways. When an illicit kiss led to Rose humiliating the rake in front of his laughing peers, she was forced to escape to the obscurity of the Scottish countryside.

Six years later, Sin is intent on revenge. Convincing his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to invite Rose to her annual ball, he plans on making her the laughing stock of high society. But he didn't expect Rose to have bloomed into an alluring woman with the power to turn his nefarious plans upside down.

As Sin and Rose enter a fiery battle of the sexes, it becomes more heated and passionate at every turn. Eventually, one will have to surrender ... but to vengeance, or love's deepest passion?

Don't miss the rest of the Duchess Diaries series: Princess In Disguise, How To Pursue A Princess, and How To Entice An Enchantress. And mingle with more royalty in her fabulous Princes of Oxenburg series.

Biographical Notes

Karen Hawkins is the New York Times bestselling author of some of the funniest and freshest Scottish romances. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen is getting chocolate on her keyboard while writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance.


Find her online at www.karenhawkins.com, follow her on Twitter @TheKarenHawkins, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKarenHawkins.

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  • ISBN: 9781472229106
  • Publication date: 07 May 2015
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Karen Hawkins will capture your heart — Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
Always fun and sexy, a Karen Hawkins book is a sure delight — Victoria Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
Hawkins delivers a fast paced, robust historical novel filled with wit and romance! — Night Owl Reviews
Fast, fun, and sexy ... the perfect read for a rainy day, a sunny day, or any day at all — Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author
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Spiced by a chemistry that practically leaps off the pages — Coffee Time Romance & More
Beautifully written ... filled with passion, zest, and humor — Addicted to Romance
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Incredibly witty and sweet with the kind of fairytale charm that cannot help but remind us of our own childhood dreams of handsome princes and happily ever afters — Novels Alive.TV
Filled with laughter, passion, and emotion ... mystery, threats, and plenty of sexual tension — Single Titles
Delightfully humorous, poignant, and satisfying — Romantic Times
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