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What the Duke Desires: The Duke's Men    by Sabrina Jeffries order for
What the Duke Desires
by Sabrina Jeffries
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Pocket, 2013 (2013)
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* * *   Reviewed by Martina Bexte

When Maximilian Cale, Duke of Lyons, tracks the origins of a cryptic missive claiming his kidnapped brother Peter could still be alive, he finds himself completely unprepared for the outcome. Not only has Tristan Bonnaund (the originator of the letter) vanished, but his sister Lisette manages to convince the Duke that only she can help him find her errant brother. Determined to discover the truth about Peter once and for all, or at worst, expose the siblings as conspirators, the Duke agrees to accompany Lisette to Paris as her husband.

Lisette is equally desperate to find her beloved brother. What could have possessed Tristan to take on the Duke of Lyons, and with such a provocative claim? It had been years since there had been any news of the duke's missing brother. If Tristan was wrong, Lyons could destroy them all without batting an eye, and given his expert haughtier, without a single care. No, Lisette decides, it is up to her to investigate on her brother's behalf and keep the duke well in hand. Their lengthy journey soon takes on a seductive twist that sees their passion overriding strict societal rules that forbid them to find true love.

This first instalment in Jeffries' new Duke's Men series is fresh, fun and filled with all the ingredients of the classic historical romance: alpha hero who never takes no for an answer, spitfire heroine who speaks her own mind and goes her own way, their intriguing adventure to discover the truth, and of course a provocative romance that binds the story together. Whether you're already a fan of Jeffries' work or new to her lively brand of storytelling, What the Duke Desires is a clear must for your summer reading list.

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