Duchess by deception / Marie Force.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex--and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he's not a man. He's a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet. Catherine McCabe's disdain for the aristocracy has already led her to flee an arranged marriage with a boorish Viscount. The last thing she wants is to be waylaid in a Duke's home. Yet, she is compelled to stay by the handsome, thoughtful man who introduces himself as the Duke's estate manager. Derek realizes two things immediately: he is captivated by her delicate beauty, and to figure out what she was up to, Catherine must not know he is the Duke. But as they fall passionately in love, Derek's lie spins out of control. Will their bond survive his deception, not to mention the scorned Viscount's pursuit? Most important, can Catherine fall in love all over again--this time with the Duke?
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      FORCE, M. Duchess by deception. [s. l.]: Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2019. ISBN 9781420147858. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061. Acesso em: 28 mar. 2020.
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      Force M. Duchess by Deception. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp.; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061. Accessed March 28, 2020.
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      Force, M. (2019). Duchess by deception. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Force, Marie. 2019. Duchess by Deception. The Gilded Series. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061.
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      Force, M. (2019) Duchess by deception. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. (The gilded series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061 (Accessed: 28 March 2020).
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      Force, M 2019, Duchess by deception, The gilded series, Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., viewed 28 March 2020, .
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      Force, Marie. Duchess by Deception. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061.
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      Force, Marie. Duchess by Deception. The Gilded Series. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Force M. Duchess by deception [Internet]. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp.; 2019 [cited 2020 Mar 28]. (The gilded series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638061


Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1

Force begins her Gilded series with Derek Eagan, Duke of Westwood, who can't stand one more day in London for the 1902 season, where he is supposed to find a suitable wife among the too-young and too-shallow girls seeking a titled husband. Even though it may cost him his title and wealth, he flees back to his country home, where he finds someone digging around on his property. Disguised as a boy, Catherine McCabe, a commoner whose life has been turned upside down by her father unexpectedly inheriting a title, is trying to escape the horrible, predatory fiancé she has been promised to by finding a key her grandmother buried decades ago. Realizing that she is ill, Derek offers her shelter, pretending to be Jack, his estate manager. A vividly described, deeply erotic romance ensues, but can a relationship based on deception ever succeed? As mysteries are gradually solved, multiple relationships are sorted out. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 November #2

Despite the dramatic title of Force's magnificent Regency, she keeps the focus squarely on the romance as a suspenseful story unfolds. In order to keep his title, charismatic Derek Eagan, the seventh Duke of Westwood, must wed before his 30th birthday—which is 10 days away—but he refuses to marry a bland debutante. When he encounters the beautiful spitfire Lady Catherine McCabe, he believe he's finally met the one, but Catherine has a ticking clock of her own: an unwanted fiancé who's chasing her down while she hunts a treasure that could save her from him. However, her days of lonely travel and little food have taken their toll on her health, and she passes out when Derek approaches her while she's digging in his yard. When Derek learns of Catherine's disdain for the aristocracy, he keeps his identity a secret until he can get to know her better. They end up marrying before the truth is revealed, and the newlyweds' future is tested by Derek's lies, his uncle's greed, and Catherine's evil former fiancé. With a meet-cute that's as creative as the work itself, Force has crafted a masterpiece with the perfect amount of romance. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.