The Duke Gets Desperate: A Novel (Sirens in Silk #1) (Mass Market)

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Description


Diana Quincy returns with a steamy affair between an Arab-American woman who inherits a run-down castle in the English countryside and the duke who asserts the castle is his, in the first book in a brand-new Victorian historical romance series.

Anthony Cary, Duke of Strickland, inherits his spendthrift father’s title and can finally restore the family castle to its former glory. But at the reading of the will, Strick is stunned to learn that his father has secretly disentailed him, leaving the family manor—home to twelve generations of dukes—to Strick’s American stepmother. Everyone knows Strick detests the dowager duchess, and when she dies mysteriously, damning rumors start to surface. 

When Raya Darwish unexpectedly inherits her glamorous late cousin’s castle in the English countryside, she clashes with the charismatic young duke who insists the castle is rightfully his. The estate is practically bankrupt, so she must find a way to work with the duke in order to save both of their futures.

The two cannot stand each other, but mutual disdain soon gives way to desire. When questions arise about how her cousin died, Raya cannot help wondering if Strick’s sudden unbridled passion for her is part of a scheme to get his castle back...  

About the Author


Bestselling author Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided to make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Her books have been included on "Best of" lists in Library Journal and The Washington Post.  

As a U.S. Foreign Service brat, Diana grew up all over the world, but is now happily settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop, Diana spends time with her family, reads, practices yoga and plots her next travel adventure.

Praise For…


“Diana Quincy delivers a diverse, own voices historical romance that will leave readers clamoring for more...Her Night with the Duke is a shimmering tale of a taboo connection turned empowerment narrative, as both Leela and Elliot must learn to claim the life they deserve, society be damned.” — Entertainment Weekly

"Quincy’s fans will enjoy another clever heroine set against and then paired with a man actually worth her time and attention. A solid start to a new historical series from one of romance’s most dependable writers. A winning Victorian romance." — Kirkus Reviews

“Tension builds as the pair’s opposing wills tumble with their passionate trysts. Set against the backdrop of a centuries-old castle and a mystery of stolen artifacts, Qunicy’s intrigue and banter will keep readers flipping pages to solve the mystery and discover how this couple can claim their happily-ever-after.” — Library Journal

“[Quincy] deftly illustrates just how skillfully she is changing the map for historical romance with the latest stellar addition to her Clandestine Affairs series. Featuring superbly rendered characters, some sensually charged love scenes, and a fabulously fresh plot…this is an incomparable delight.”  — Booklist (starred review) on The Marquess Makes His Move

“Quincy delivers another compelling story featuring a hardworking heroin in the third entry in her Clandestine Affairs series. She also once again explores the difficulties of living in the Regency ton while also being of Arab descent . . . As the story also contains a slow burn as well as several passionately intimate scenes, there’s much for readers to love. A delightfully multifaceted story from a write who continues to map out new territory for Regency romance.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Marquess Makes His Move

"Vivid, bold, witty, and seductive! Diana Quincy is your new historical romance obsession."  — Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Love Is a Rogue

"Her Night with the Duke is an original story that will grab you from the first page and not let go. The angst level is deliciously high and I had no idea how Leela and Hunt were going to work this out... This is a book not to be missed!" — Joanna Shupe, award-winning author of The Devil of Downtown

“Quincy cleverly incorporates much-loved genre tropes into the daringly sensual plot of her print romance debut, and this combined with the refreshingly original, boldly adventurous heroine, who fully embraces her Middle Eastern family origins, makes this marvelously entertaining love story.”  — Booklist (starred review) on Her Night with a Duke

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063247499
ISBN-10: 0063247496
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Sirens in Silk