Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Last Night with the Duke

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I am moving on to more NetGalley books. If I’m going to get 50 of them read this year, I’ve got to get cracking!

 

30078642Synopsis ~ Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride?

 

Chapter 1

Don’t say in private what you don’t want to hear repeated in public.

Miss Mamie Fortescue’s Do’s and Don’ts for Chaperones, Governesses, Tutors, and Nurses

Benedict Mercer’s impatience was beginning to grow, and it didn’t appear that the fourth Duke of Griffin’s disposition would improve, judging by the fact there was no one in the front office when he stepped into Miss Mamie Fortescue’s Employment Agency. He removed his damp hat while noting the room was sparsely furnished with an old, inexpensive desk, a couple of chairs, but little else.


Teaser

“You heard me. When was the last time you were hugged?” [Loc 1340]

Would you keep reading? 

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is hosted by The PurpleBooker. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you’re reading. No spoilers, please! List the author and book title too. Link up HERE.

First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To participate, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon. Link up HERE.

 

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5 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Last Night with the Duke

  1. I especially like that teaser. 🙂 I don’t know the context, but I do know that some people just seem to really need a hug whether they know it or not. This sounds good. I hope you are enjoying it!

    Good luck getting to your NetGalley books! I keep getting distracted, but I need to really focus on mine too.

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