Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa DareAny Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

Any Duchess Will Do

byTessa Dare

Mass Market Paperback | May 28, 2013

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What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without?

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Tessa Dare is theNew York Timesbestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
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Title:Any Duchess Will DoFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062240129

ISBN - 13:9780062240125

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good This story was unrealistic, but so well written.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I picked up this book without realizing it was part of a series, but it reads incredibly well as a standalone (I ended up purchasing the first book of the series right after finishing this). It is a sweet story with the standard hisfic formula, but Dare weaves it so that there's that extra something that makes the story go from good to addicting. The hero and heroine are both likable and with a mix of hilarity between the steamy scenes, it made this a great afternoon read.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Any Duchess Will Do Great read; I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Any Duchess will Do Pure pleasure ro read
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me captivated to the end.
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's quite good This book is quite typical but warm and comforting. It makes me think of the skies and blues and how everything is going to be okay.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pygmalion with a touch of Cinderella And a delicious twist to it. Enjoyed the story tremendously.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a twist on pygmalion touching, funny, and very enjoyable. best of the spindle cove series (even if most of it is set outside of the forenamed town)
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A beautiful cinderella-like story
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read Cinderella with a multitude of twists. The last and to my mind best in the Spindle Cove series. So far?
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs New idea, well developed characters, logical turns of events & most of all great ending. You will love it enjoy to extreme.
Date published: 2013-09-02

Editorial Reviews

“In Tessa Dare’s Any Duchess Will Do... social differences are realistically addressed, and the pair face additional hurdles reflective of the Regency era, helping root the story and give greater punch to their eventual happiness.”