How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke – Review + Giveaway

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke - Review + Giveaway

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How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke – Review + GiveawayHow to Lose a Duke in Ten Days on April 29, 2014
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From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience . . . and the chance for love to last a lifetime.

They had a deal . . .

From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent.

But deals are made to be broken . . .

By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten days to win her willing kiss. But is ten days enough to win her heart?


How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke is the second book in her series, An American Heiress in London. This book was just as delightful as the first! In this story, we focus on Edie and her husband, Stuart, the Duke of Margrave. They have lived apart for several years, both having agreed to marry for money and status. Laura Lee Guhrke weaved an exciting, poignant romantic tale that had me turning my Kindle pages as fast as I could. I truly enjoyed this book as much as the first book, and this has quickly become one of my favorite historical romance series. I really liked Edie’s role in the first book, and it was a joy to be able to read her story.

These two books have introduced me to a lovely author that I hadn’t read before. Laura Lee Guhrke and her American Heiress series are on my must-buy list. The stories have witty banter, sweet romance and tender moments that build up to a passion that just explodes. She tells stories that have exactly what I love to read in them.

This book is part of the Two Dukes and a Scandal tour. Read on for information about the other two books on tour. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Scandal CoverIt Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden

The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book–Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era– has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal.

Sometimes it takes a scandal . . .

Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets-except one.

Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He’s not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet, bright and beautiful and able to see him instead of his ruined reputation. And it might end happily ever after . . .

To reveal your heart’s desire

Until Benedict Lennox begins courting Abigail. Ben is everything Sebastian isn’t-wealthy, charming, heir to an earl. Sebastian won’t give up the only girl he’s ever loved without a fight, but Abigail must choose between the penniless gentleman who moves her heart, and the suitor who is everything her parents want.


About the Author

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at

Redemption CoverRedemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen

USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen concludes her new series with a tale of generosity, passion, and the true kindness of the heart.

A duke who needs to be tamed…a lady who refuses to be rescued.

Adam Chamberlin was the third son of a duke, known for gambling binges and drunken nights. No one expected anything of him …until tragedy strikes. Now Adam is the new Duke of Rothford, determined to right the wrongs he’s done. Except a secret in his past means helping the one woman who doesn’t want his help at all…

It’s not every day that a duke introduces himself to a woman sitting by herself in Hyde Park. Faith Cooper is even more surprised when Adam offers her a position as a lady’s companion to his elderly aunt. Faith refuses to be beholden to a man again-certainly not this man, who both infuriates and attracts her. But with the simmering passion between them, will Faith surrender to forbidden desire?


About the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than eighteen historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award.

Gayle lives in Central New York with her three children, her dog, Apollo, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero.

Visit her website at

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  1. I can’t believe, after reading all of the blog posts and reviews on this tour, that I missed this little fact about Laura’s series name: An American Heiress in London. American heiresses…wow! Now I’m more enticed than ever to grab the books in this series. I like the idea of American women in London and how they deal with that era and their romantic attachments. I think I understand now why the heroine in How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days was able to get the Duke to move away for ten years. We’ve all heard about the audacious American women and how they go after what they want or don’t want. 🙂 Thanks for this post!

  2. Ooohhh! This sounds like a delicious read! I love a good love challenge. Can the duke win her heart?

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