Mass Market Paperbound
416 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1.1 in
June 18, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 145169346X
ISBN - 13: 9781451693461
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What the Duke Desires 1 Covent Garden, London April 1828 THERE WASN’T A single letter from Tristan in the whole lot. As the misty morning brightened to a less gloomy gray, Lisette tossed the mail onto the desk in Dom’s study. Typical. When she’d left Paris, Tristan had promised to write her once a week. But though he’d started out well, two months had now passed without so much as a line from him. She was torn between worry over what had stopped the flow of letters, and a desire to string her feckless brother up by his toes and let him see what it was like to be left hanging. “Are you sure you don’t want to accompany me to Edinburgh on this case?” Dom asked. “You could take notes for me.” Lisette looked over to see her half brother lounging in the doorway. At thirty-one he was leaner and harder than when they were young, and he now had a scar across his cheek that he wouldn’t talk about, which came from God knew where. But he was still in her camp. Most of the time. She scowled. Sometimes he could be as bad as Tristan. Ever since Dom had fetched her here from France six months ago, she’d worked hard to turn his rented town house into a home. Just because it also served as the office for Manton’s Investigations didn’t mean it had to feel cold and impersonal. But what had her efforts got her? Nothing but another man to govern her behavior. Sitting back in the chair, she lifted an eyebrow. “You don’t need me to take notes—you remember everything word for word.” “But you’re bet
From the Publisher
They are The Duke’s Men—an investigative agency born out of family pride and irresistible passion . . . and they risk their lives and hearts to unravel any shocking deception or scandalous transgression!
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, accepted long ago that his kidnapped brother was dead. When a cryptic note from investigator Tristan Bonnaud claims otherwise, Max seeks out Tristan’s sister, Lisette—and is infuriated to learn that Tristan has mysteriously vanished. Have the siblings perpetrated an elaborate hoax? Or is the fiercely protective beauty as innocent as she claims?
Fearful that the powerful duke will destroy Tristan’s career in his zeal for the truth, the clever Lisette convinces Max to accompany her to Paris in a joint search for their loved ones. But their journey takes a seductive twist when they pose as an ordinary husband and wife—not an English duke with a tarnished family name and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount—and discover an exhilarating passion free from the damning secrets of the past. With the line between danger and desire enticingly blurred, they discover that some mysteries, like those of the heart, are answered tenfold in the bliss of a true and trusting love.
About the Author
Romance author Sabrina Jeffries was born in New Orleans in 1958. Her parents became missionaries and most of her childhood was spent in Thailand. She received a doctorate in English literature from Tulane University with a specialty in Early Modern British literature. She is the author of The School for Heiresses series, The Hellions of Halstead Hall series, The Swanlea Spinsters series, The Royal Brotherhood series, and The Lord Trlogy. She also writes under the pen names Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas.