To Desire a Wicked Duke

The Courtship Wars Book 6

by Nicole Jordan

Ballantine Books

Historical Romance

February 22, 2010

Available in: Paperback, e-Book

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To Desire a Wicked Duke
by Nicole Jordan

Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan's delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars.

Two years after losing her beloved fiancé to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again. Thus, she's aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham. The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man she could ever imagine loving! Making matters worse, Tess discovers secrets in Rotham's wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall.

Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he's driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and so follows hard on her heels. Naturally, their spirited rivalry leads to glorious, pleasure-filled nights---complicated by a mysterious ghost who haunts Ian's castle and Tess's vexing insistence that he play matchmaker to her friends. But can blazing desire between two warring hearts turn into wedded bliss and timeless love?



Nicole Jordan's Bio

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan spins delightful tales that simmer with passion and sensuality. In her former life, Nicole grew up as an Army brat, moving frequently and attending high school in Germany. She later earned a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech and spent eight years as a manufacturing manager making disposable diapers and toilet tissue! Currently Nicole lives in Cincinnati with her beloved show horse, EZ. With more than thirty historical romances to her credit and seven million books in print, set in numerous eras and locales, Nicole now enjoys chronicling the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game. Her latest novel, MY FAIR LOVER, a September 2017 release from Ballantine Books, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, a Best Book nod from Amazon, a Fresh Pick from Fresh Fiction, and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of Nicole's novels had the dubious honor of being humorously spotlighted by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. On a more serious note, Nicole's romances regularly appear on numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, and have earned such honors as RITA finalist, RWAs Favorite Book of the Year, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance, and the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, presented by a group of over one hundred romance reviewers.