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Ravaging the Duke by JR Salisbury Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Series Book 2
J R Salisbury
the title from his murdered father, Alec finds just how dire things
really are. His father's gambling obsession left the family with
nothing but the entailed properties. The ton views him as a disgraced
now The Duke of Wexwood finds himself in need of a bride. One with a
substantial dowry. It needn't be a love match as Alec doesn't believe
love exists except in rare cases. He needs a woman who can help him
rebuild the dukedom.
Douglas is an American recently arrived back in England. She has
fulfilled her late father's wishes by returning with her mother. Now
she needs to find a husband. One who won't squander her dowry,
someone who'll see her as an equal.
by her cousin, the Earl of Norwood, Margaret and Alec come to an
agreement which quickly turns into a passionate romance.
in the background are secrets—ones Margaret can't hide from the
duke. Secrets she brought from America. What will happen when Alec
finds out what she's hiding?
you need, Wexwood, is a wife. One with a decent enough dowry,” the
Earl of Norwood said, stretching his long, muscular legs out in front
of his chair as he lit a cheroot. Alec
ran his hand through his thick black hair, unfolded his lanky frame
from behind the large mahogany desk, and wandered over to the table
placed against the wall nearest the desk. He picked up a decanter of
whiskey in one hand and two glasses in the other. Though it was late
afternoon, now was as good a time as any to get foxed. It wasn’t as
though he could show his face in White’s. “That
would certainly solve a great deal, but I don’t see a line of young
women queuing up to marry a disgraced duke.” He
poured Norwood a glass full of whiskey and handed it to him. Pouring
one for himself, he drank it down in one swallow before throwing the
glass, slamming the crystal against the hearth. The sound of the
remaining liquid hissed in retaliation. “That’s
not going to solve anything,” Norwood said, sipping his whiskey. “No,
but it certainly felt good.” “Back
to your troubles. Pity Rebecca didn’t work out.” Rebecca,
the one woman he thought loved him and whom he would marry, had left
him. Departed for Italy to join her mother and aunt. The two months
she was to be gone had now turned into six. Her last letter, dated
over two months prior, indicated she had no idea when she’d return.
It seemed her mother and aunt had convinced her that marriage to a
duke with such a sullied reputation was not in her best interest. “Yes,
it would have solved many problems.” “I
may be able to help.” “Help,
how?” Alec asked, pouring himself a fresh glass of whiskey. This
time, he sipped the amber liquid before setting the glass on his
think I know the perfect woman.” “I
thought you might know of some young woman somewhere. France,
that exotic. I do know such a lady, though she’s not French.” “Do
name is Margaret Douglas. Though her father moved the family to
America some years ago, Miss Douglas recently arrived in London with
her widowed mother. It seems her father had a horrific accident.” “All
that’s sad, I’m sure, but how would she be able to help me?” “Her
dowry is probably the fattest in all of Great Britain. On top of
that, the young woman refuses to marry anyone chosen for her. She
trusts few.” “How
am I to get past her fear?” “Miss
Douglas is my cousin.” “Your
cousin?” Alec said in disbelief.
on my mother’s side. From the few times I’ve been able to talk
with Margaret alone, she very much wants to marry, but on her terms.” “I
don’t understand. Does she want a marriage of convenience? Is that
what you’re saying?” “She
wants someone who will take the time to get to know her, manage her
money well, and give her a couple of children. Love isn’t
stared at his friend in disbelief. “When do I meet your esteemed
bestselling author J R Salisbury divides her time between the U.S.
and U.K. with her aging Yorkie, Rocco.
in the U.K. she finds herself shrouded in history, making an author's
imagination come alive.
R writes Victorian era and Scottish historical romance with perfectly
imperfect heroes and strong, sassy heroines.
us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
the Duke of Wexwood - he's become duke after his father's murder. As
he takes his position he finds how bleak things really are. His
father has left the family and dukedom in ruins. He's smart,
ingenious and determined. Though he's a successful businessman on his
own, cleaning up after his father is going to take years - or a
influx of cash.
where Margaret Douglas comes in. She's an outspoken young woman who
knows exactly what she wants. She smart enough to see that her dowry
can not only help Alec fix the dukedom, it will allow her to pursue
interests of her own.
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
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