Loretta Chase

A Duke in Shining Armor

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A Runaway Bride…Bookish, brainy Lady Olympia Hightower should be elated she's marrying the 'catch' of several London seasons. Her large, spendthrift family certainly is! And yet, Olympia finds herself sneaking out the chapel window, in a mad, attempt to escape her glorious future as a duchess.A Duke in Pursuit…Virtue was NEVER a virtue for Hugh Philemon Ancaster, 7th Duke of Ripley, but even he can see his duty as best man requires him to recapture the fleeing bride, and return her to the bridegroom. But with every one of Olympia's clever turns, he's finding it harder to give her up.A Matchmakers Dream…Surely something so temptingly wrong can't be so deliciously right?! &quote;A canny bluestocking virgin and an honorable rakehell duke lead fans on a rollicking escapade in a delectable story that overflows with Chase's signature lively wordplay, hilarity, and simmering sexual tension.&quote; — Library Journal, starred review &quote;Longtime romance author Chase's first Difficult Dukes historical sparkles with wit…Chase's spot-on humor and period-authentic writing combine with easy-to-love characters for a superb souffle-light romance.&quote; — Publishers Weekly, starred review &quote;Chase is a grande dame of historical romance, and her latest displays the clever plotting and brilliant dialogue for which she's known… Chase brings a fun blend of quirkiness and wit to a sexy love story that's both charmingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny.&quote; -Kirkus &quote;When it comes to writing unforgettable, superbly crafted historical romances, RITA Award-winning Chase is the creme de la creme, and A Duke in Shining Armor, which launches her new Disgraceful Dukes series, is another exquisitely sensual, perfectly calibrated masterpiece of frothy wit and flawless characterization.&quote; — Booklist, starred review&quote;Overflowing with Chase's signature wit and laugh-out-loud humor, this series starter will definitely win readers' attention. It's not just the lyrical prose, wonderful dialogue, appealing characters (the Dis-Graces) or the sensuality, but also the depth of emotions Chase infuses into her runaway bride scenario that has readers sighing with pleasure.&quote; — Romantic Times, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick
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