The Reluctant Duke
When Antonio Thorndyke learns of his cousins’ recent passing in a boating accident, he is surprised to learn that he has inherited the title Duke of Weston. Although this is certainly not the plan he has made for his life, Antonio returns to England and takes his place among the ton; rapidly gaining a reputation as a rakehell, seducer of willing widows and wives. All, except the widow he’d truly like to woo.
Still in mourning over the passing of her husband, Caroline Lockler is perplexed by the sudden and intense attraction she feels for her brother’s friend. As rumors of Antonio’s reputation grow, Caroline vows that she will never be one in a long list of his conquests. If only her heart hadn’t already fallen for the Reluctant Duke.