The Duke’s Stolen Bride by Sophie Jordan(Review Post)

Published October 22, 2019 by bookbesties

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From USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan comes a scandalously sensual romance in her beloved Rogue Files series.

“Deliciously sexy!”—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author 

An urgent dilemma…

To save her impoverished family, Marian Langley will become a mistress. But she will not be just any mistress. Marian intends to become so skilled, so coveted, that she can set her own terms, retaining control over her body and her fate. Only one problem remains: finding a tutor…

A scandalous solution…

Other men deprive themselves of pleasure for propriety’s sake. Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, would much rather be depraved. He slakes his desires with professionals who ask nothing of him but his coin. Marian’s proposal—that he train her without taking her virtue—is an intriguing diversion, until their lessons in seduction spin out of control.

And a most unlikely duchess…

When Marian is blackmailed into engagement by a man she despises, Nate impulsively steals her away. Though he never intended to take a wife, he can’t tolerate the idea of Marian forfeiting her freedom to another. But can he bear to give her what she demands—a real marriage?

This book is a jaw dropper!!!

As always Sophie Jordan has written an incredibly fun story that I couldn’t put down.  I don’t think I have encountered a stronger heroine than this one.  The level of self- sacrifice this leading lady is willing to undertake to provide for her family is unparalleled.  I cannot even begin to explain how truly excited and relieved I was when she found her happy ending and was able to fully secure her family’s future.

Marian Langley is doing everything she can to support her three younger siblings.  Desperate times lead her to befriend a once “kept woman” to gain knowledge on becoming a courtesan.  But she has no desire to become just any ordinary courtesan she is determined to become a comfortably kept companion of a member of high society.  Too bad she has no experience in attracting such men.  Her new friend advises her to seek tutelage from “The Depraved Duke”, who they are certain is just the man for the job andconveniently lives near the town. Will their scandalous arrangement teach her the skills she needs to become a world class courtesan or will fate have other plans for them both?

Nathaniel, Duke of Warrington, tries to avoid interacting with people as much as possible unless he chooses to do so, meaning that most of the people he interacts with are either his staff or the paid courtesans who leave once their services are no longer needed.  That is until a series of events has him crossing paths with a sassy towns-woman with a smart mouth and fire in her eyes.  The last thing he ever wanted or expected was for her to show up at his door with a very scandalous proposition that could completely ruin them both if anyone found out.  Will he be able to remain aloof and fulfill their agreement or will he make a proposal of his own?

This book was an adventure and an inspiration that I am completely in love with.  I am excited for all of you to read it and tell me your thoughts.

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Danielle

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