The Duke's Blackmailed Bride

The Duke s Blackmailed Bride Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits Her father s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into

  • Title: The Duke's Blackmailed Bride
  • Author: Leigh D'Ansey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 389
  • Format: ebook
  • Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits Her father s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal, Vanessa is tempted but the arrogant duke believes her to be something she s not.Hardened by the ravages of war, Northbridge seeks a wife wVanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits Her father s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal, Vanessa is tempted but the arrogant duke believes her to be something she s not.Hardened by the ravages of war, Northbridge seeks a wife who will provide him with an heir but make no demands on his emotions The scandalously experienced Vanessa, neither clinging nor innocent, seems the perfect choice But Northbridge isn t prepared for her reluctance to accept him, or his own fierce reaction to her beauty.To fulfill his desires, Northbridge is prepared to be ruthless, but can he bend Vanessa to his will Or has the Duke met his match

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    1. Title: The Duke's Blackmailed BrideAuthor: Leigh D'AnseyPublisher: The Wild Rose PressPublication Date: 9-14-2011ISBN: N/AGenre: Historical Regency Erotica RomanceLength: 51 pagesRating: 4 Diamonds Heat Level: EroticOther: oralReviewer: TJDate: September 30, 2011Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits. Her father's death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support. When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal, [...]

    2. romancenoveljunkies / for book lovers and readersIEF SUMMARYVanessa is left in a bad situation. After her father's death, it left her with a rundown manor and employees depending on her. Northbridge enters her life and offers her a proposal that will blackmail her into marriageOUGHTSI liked this story and think the concept of blackmail always makes a good read. The story had simplicity to it with your typical storyline, but you still couldn't help but to keep reading as I found the story to be c [...]

    3. Such a sweet tale!You can’t help but empathise with the down-at-heel lady reduced to taking a bath in her kitchen, and caught there by the handsome duke next door as he barges in to propose marriage.Historicals with feisty heroines are always a pleasure to read, and this story features something deeper as well; the ties of a connection forged in childhood, which lead the reader to hope for more than just a passing encounter between hero and heroine. D’Ansey delivers, with impeccable timing.A [...]

    4. Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpI was rather unsure about this book because it is a very short story. But at the end I had no doubts anymore, I liked it a lot.Vanessa Fitzwilliam was used to a carefree life, never really thinking about the consequences of her actions. She was often impetuous which is not something a young lady should show the world.After the sudden death of her father she finds herself in an impossible predicament. She needs to marry if she doesn't want to lose her home, but [...]

    5. Posted on Romancing the Book's blogReviewed by JenReview Copy Provided by the PublisherThis wasn’t a bad book. Just short. In fact, I was enjoying the interaction between Vanessa and Northbridge until all of the sudden they were declaring their love for each other and the story was over. It could have easily been expanded out to provide a more satisfying story. But for me, it ended and my first thought was “that’s it?”.That said, I did like Ms. D’Ansey’s writing style and story telli [...]

    6. Vanessa's father died leaving her with a lot of debt. But the arrogant Duke of Northbridge comes back from war and proposes to her. It was a cute, quick story. I can't say too much without giving away the story because it was so short. There isn't a whole lot I feel I can talk about. But it was a nice easy read for the Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoyed it.

    7. I probably would have enjoyed this more had it been longer. As it was, it read more like a book proposal. The characters weren't too bad, but could have been given more depth. As far as the setting goes, especially in historical novels, I like more of a feel for the period. Perhaps Ms D'Ansey could do a fleshed-out re-write.

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