The Duke Gets Even by Joanna Shupe
To escape the shackles of marriage, Nellie Young purposely ruined her reputation a long time ago. Now she dedicates herself to hedonistic pleasures only, like kissing a handsome stranger in the ocean under the moonlight. To save his estate, the proper Duke of Lockwood must marry the perfect bride–wealthy, with an unblemished reputation. While in New York he’s the perfect gentleman, and no one knows he’s suppressing his darkest desires. The last thing he needs is another scandal. Except Nellie sees through Lockwood’s charade, straight to the real man under… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Period-typical misogyny & slut-shaming
- Domestic violence, off-page (sc)
- Grief & loss depiction
- Death of a parent recounted
- Police corruption