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A duke by default

Author: Alyssa Cole
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Series: Avon romance.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edition, Print editionView all editions and formats
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New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and--most importantly--herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she's capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss ... when she's not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyssa Cole
ISBN: 9780062685568 0062685562
OCLC Number: 1048211784
Description: 376 pages ; 17 cm
Series Title: Avon romance.
Responsibility: Alyssa Cole.

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New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and--most importantly--herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she's capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss ... when she's not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish McKenzie doesn't need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory ... even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice--and his attraction to her--but when Portia accidentally discovers that he's the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project. Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

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"The sexual tension crackles as Portia and Tavish hide their attraction behind sarcasm, but the real emotional punch comes when they admit their feelings but need to decide if each really has a place Read more...

 
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