The Duke's Bride

The Duke's Bride Summary

A fiercely loyal lady, along with her brooding duke come head-to-head in a battle of wills! An unforgettable Regency Romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth.

He must steal a lady…then steal her love.

Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.

The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s carriage when he discovers little Ellie is inside and intent on eloping with a man to Gretna Green who she barely knows. He can’t allow her to make such a terrible mistake, yet convincing her might mean giving into his desire for the golden-eyed enchantress who has followed him around since he was a lad.

Her pouty lips and bountiful charms can no longer be ignored, only convincing her of the truth of his intentions will mean jeopardizing both his sanity and a lifelong friendship as well.

Each book in this series is standalone, and can be enjoyed out of sequence.
The Duke’s Bride, #1
The Earl’s Bride, #2
The Wartime Bride, #3
The Earl’s Secret Bride, #4
The Prince’s Bride, #5
Her Pirate Prince, #6
Chased by the Corsair, $7
Stolen by the Pirate, #8

For Readers: If you wish to read the sweet/tame version of this story, look for The Duke Who Stole My Heart.

Book Reviews


4 stars4 star

So much fun!45


A story of love and honor5 star

I am happy to find a new author to enjoy! Ashten has been her brother Harry’s best friend forever, and Lady Ellie has been in love with him since she was a little girl. While Harry is still at war, Ashten has secluded himself in his home after a war injury. His would-be fiancée was lost at sea while eloping- with another man. Ellie wants to bring him out of his home, back into society, and into her arms, but Ashten can only see her as his friend’s little sister.55


👍5 star



The dukes bride4 star

Good story. I usually find historic English romances a little dull and boring but this is one of the better ones I’ve read.45


The Dukes Bride5 star

A really great historical romance. Loved the characters and the story! Highly recommend!55


Ok story. A lot of grammatical errors. Easy day read.1 star

Ok story. A lot of grammatical errors. Easy day read.15


Great story but too short4 star

Liked the characters. Wanted more. The story was too short and left me feeling frustrated as I think it could have been developed a bit more with more closure in the end.45

dung lie

The dukes bride5 star

Absolutely romantic tale with all heart and soul and adventure. The author has captured the time in history. John. Dung lie55


Not long1 star

Not very detailed15


Exciting3 star

This story is very intriguing and keeps the reader’s mind opened. You don’t exactly know what will happen and it frustrated me at some when the character couldn’t realize what he had had in front of him all these years. But at some point it goes a little bit too slow in my opinion. Lovely couple though!!35

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