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The Bachelor - (Duke Dynasty) by Sabrina Jeffries (Paperback)

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"Lady Gwyn Drake has long protected her family's reputation by hiding an imprudent affair from her youth. But when her former suitor appears at Armitage Hall, manhandling the heiress and threatening to go public with her secrets, it's Gwyn who needs protecting. Her twin brother, Thorn, hires Joshua Wolfe, the estate's gamekeeper, to keep her safe in London during her debut. As a war hero, Joshua feels obligated to fulfill the assignment he has accepted. But as a man, it's torment to be so very close to the beauty he's fought to ignore..."--



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An Amazon Best of the Month Selection
A USA Today Bestseller
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Publishers Weekly Bestseller

New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries features an irresistible family in a series to savor, as the grown children of a thrice-married dowager duchess piece together the stories of their fathers--while pursuing passions of their own . . .

Lady Gwyn Drake has long protected her family's reputation by hiding an imprudent affair from her youth. But when her former suitor appears at Armitage Hall, manhandling the heiress and threatening to go public with her secrets, it's Gwyn who needs protecting. Her twin brother, Thorn, hires Joshua Wolfe, the estate's gamekeeper, to keep her safe in London during her debut. As a war hero, Joshua feels obligated to fulfill the assignment he has accepted. But as a man, it's torment to be so very close to the beauty he's fought to ignore . . .

With handsome Joshua monitoring her every move, Gwyn would prefer to forget both the past and the parade of money-seeking bachelors at her coming out. But Joshua is unmoved by her attempts at flirtation, and the threat of blackmail still hangs over her. With danger closing in, Gwyn must decide which is the greater risk: deflecting a scoundrel's attempts to sabotage her--or revealing her whole heart to the rugged bodyguard she can't resist . . .

"Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!"
--Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author



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Praise for The Bachelor

"The Bachelor, the second entrancing book in Jeffries' Duke Dynasty series (Project Duchess, 2019), beautifully showcases the author's gift for creating vividly etched characters (including a well-matched pair of protagonists) and then expertly placing them within a tautly constructed plot spiced with danger and plenty of red-hot sensuality." - Booklist

"Jeffries explores the cultural mores of early Regency London to weave a tale of blackmail, spies, and a Season debut. Joshua is a fascinating hero, the only untitled male among the series' rather gentried family and always aware of the fact. There is an overarching series mystery developing, but readers yet to pick up the previous title, Project Duchess, shouldn't be deterred." - Library Journal

Praise for Sabrina Jeffries' previous romance, Project Duchess

"Jeffries's riveting first Duke Dynasty regency has a little bit of everything: an independent, forthright woman; a handsome duke with trust issues; and a mystery...Complex, intense characters heat up the pages with scintillating love scenes amid the intrigue. Jeffries continues to impress, and romance fans will eagerly await the next book."- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will love Grey and Beatrice, and the nicely paced, intriguing plot will keep them engaged...An appealing historical romance from a fan favorite."- Kirkus Reviews

Excellent blend of great characters and witty dialogue makes this a delicious first in a new series. --BookPage (Starred Review)

Best-selling Jeffries brilliantly launches her new Duke Dynasty series with another exemplary Regency-set historical brilliantly sourced from her seemingly endless authorial supply of fascinating characters and compelling storylines. --Booklist

Praise for Sabrina Jeffries' previous novels

"Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!"--Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

"Quick pacing, witty dialogue, and charmingly original characters set Jeffries' books apart"--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Master storyteller Jeffries is at the top of her game." --RT Book Reviews, Top Pick on The Secret of Flirting

"Quick wit, lively repartee, and delicious sensuality drive the elaborate plot of this sinfully delightful addition to Jeffries's latest series." --Library Journal, starred review on The Pleasures of Passion

"With its irresistible combination of witty banter, well defined characters, and a wonderful surfeit of breathtaking sensuality, the latest in Jeffries' Sinful Suitors series is a straight flush." --Booklist, starred review on The Danger of Desire

"Lovely, poignant, and powerful." --Kirkus Reviews on The Study of Seduction



About The Author



SABRINA JEFFRIES is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions--jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over nine million books in print in more than twenty-one languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

She always dreams big.

Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Series Title: Duke Dynasty
Publisher: Zebra
Format: Paperback
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Book theme: Historical
Language: English
Street Date: February 25, 2020
TCIN: 77103595
UPC: 9781420148565
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-6457
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Great romance

4 out of 5 stars
Joana Varela - 3 years ago
Review originally published at Romancing Romances. I received an eARC at no cost from the publisher, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you. I’m starting by saying I really like meeting Joshua in the previous book of this series, so I was very happy to see that he was the hero of this new book. Joshua is hired as the “bodyguard” of Lady Gwyn Drake. But Gwyn has her own secrets that make it very hard for Joshua to protect her. I really enjoyed as Joshua wanted to protect her but didn’t invalidate her experiences, and believed her but not judged her. They have a bit of a rough time in the beginning, but their attraction grows, and when they open up to each other everything falls into place. Joshua clearly has PTS from the war, and his temper is not the best. Gwyn wants things done her way, and they collide until they start seeing the others’ perspective. When they both learn to trust, all the romance and sexy times get better. It was a great romance, with characters that made you care about their outcome.
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I absolutely LOVED Marcus

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
carvanz - 4 years ago
Five amazing wounded and healed stars!!! With a gruff, grumpy hero, a feisty heroine, drama and danger...this book had it all! When Gwyn’s past rises up to threaten her, Joshua steps in to help out. He soon finds himself in her brother’s employ as her bodyguard, a position Gwyn is not happy about for a few reasons. But the more time they spend together, the more they realize that their preconceived notions about the other was not completely accurate. They each have a past filled with pain and uncertainty that has left it’s mark on their hearts and souls. ’Like the torn ligatures and muscles in Joshua’s leg that still ached after five years, her wound was hidden…’ Oh man, I absolutely adored Gwyn! She said what she thought without a moment’s hesitation but was still sweet and caring. Once riled up, she really let it fly, and I couldn’t help but laugh at the way she stood up to Joshua. Joshua was exactly how I like my heroes. He rarely smiled, was often curt, and just wanted to be alone. Gwyn, however, was able to reach deep inside of him and watching him slowly rise up from the ashes of his previous pain and suffering was wonderful. His main priority was protecting her, even when she was determined to waylay him at times. She certainly kept him on his toes. ’She was holding his hand. She was complaining about her suitors. He liked both things better than he should, especially after an evening of being forced to watch her dance with every fool in creation. Of fighting to keep his jealousy under control when all he wanted was to punch her partners in the face.’ I loved watching this couple together! Their banter was quick and smart, their chemistry creating a tension that is felt throughout the book. And when they finally yielded, holy heck! I’m surprised my kindle didn’t go up in flames. This plot has several layers to it and I was completely engrossed as each one was revealed. With just enough drama and danger, interspersed with the romance, I found myself turning the pages as quickly as possible. The angst is what I would consider mild as both Joshua and Gwyn have a lot of fears, distrust, and uncertainties to deal with but without consuming the story. While they totally clicked together, theirs is not an easy happy ever to obtain. Watching them get there was pure perfection.
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