"I adored this book. It's so well-written and relevant. Adeline was a wonderful heroine. [...] I highly recommend any historical romance fan, or any contemporary romance fan looking for an entry into historical romances, read this one." Celine, Goodreads
Release Date: October 23rd, 2018
In the first novel of Maya Rodale’s enthralling new series, an English duke vows to make an American seamstress his duchess...
In Gilded Age Manhattan, anything can happen…
Seeking a wealthy American bride who can save his family’s estate, Brandon Fiennes, the duke of Kingston, is a rogue determined to do the right thing. But his search for an heiress goes deliciously awry when an enchanting seamstress tumbles into his arms instead.
...And true love is always in fashion
Miss Adeline Black aspires to be a fashionable dressmaker—not a duchess—and not even an impossibly seductive duke will distract her. But Kingston makes an offer she can’t refuse: join him at society events to display her gowns and advise him on which heiresses are duchess material.
It’s the perfect plan--as long as they resist temptation, avoid a scandal and above all do not lose their hearts.
Without thinking he grabbed her around the waist and tugged her close against him, out of the way of those dangerous riders.
She clasped the lapels of his jacket. Her lips were just inches from his.
He didn’t move an inch. Not at all. She clung to him and he didn’t exactly let go.
He stood tall above her, acutely aware that her breasts occasionally brushed against his chest, achingly aware just an inch would close the distance between his arousal and her skirts. He held her, his hand hot and possessive on her waist.
Kingston flirted with the possibility of kissing her.
He came so close he could taste it.
A slow, sweet kiss was just there between them, ripe for the plucking. Something stopped him, though. It was a deep, instinctive sense that once his lips touched hers it would be impossible to stop. When he kissed this woman, he was going to kiss her so thoroughly and completely that they would require all night and the morning, too.
About the author:
MAYA RODALE began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author smart and sassy romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.
To celebrate the release of DUCHESS BY DESIGN by Maya Rodale, we're giving away a paperback copy of the book to one lucky winner!
GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Duchess By Design by Maya Rodale. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Connie Suttle. Giveaway ends 11/5/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.