A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride

A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride Summary

♥ A highwayman who is also a duke…in a kilt!
♥ A close-knit, meddling family
♥ A forced marriage
♥ A treasure hunt
♥ Steamy romance!

Another captivating romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!

Lady Kendra Chase’s brothers insist it’s high time she wed. But although they’ve presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious rogue. When she and the scoundrel are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with a highwayman?

Scottish-born Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to avenge past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he’s only just met. Caught in a web of secrets and half-truths, will Trick be forced to choose between his duty to the Crown and the woman who’s destined to steal his heart?

PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Amber.”


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Duke’s Reluctant Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


•Top 10 Bestseller on Apple Books
•A Booklist Top Ten Romance of the Year
•Winner of the Romantic Times K.I.S.S. Award for Best Romantic Hero


“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Lauren Royal sweeps readers up into the 17th century, bringing all the excitement and glamour of the Restoration to life with her colorful characters, vivid backdrop, and passionate romance."
—Romantic Times

"An impressive talent!"
—Publishers Weekly (Forecasted review)

"A passionate tale that brings late seventeenth-century England vividly alive...fast-paced and filled with action from the very first page to the climax."
—Midwest Book Review


While A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

When an Earl Meets a Girl
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas

Tempt Me at Midnight
Tempting Juliana
The Art of Temptation

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Alice Betrothed

Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.”

Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks.

Book Reviews

Becky Darlene

Riveting5 star

I was captured from the first page to the last. A great read.55

i luv reading

A Duke’s guide to seducing his bride5 star

Delightful and witty. Wonderful plot twist. Multi family, multigenerational loved it.55


A dukes guide to seducing his bride4 star

Well developed characters in a delightful story in a romp across England and Scotland45


A Duke’s Guide to Seducing his Bride5 star

Wonderful book I loved it55


Love5 star

What a great book. Loved it and every other book she wrote. My favorite author for historical romance.55

Favorites boleros

Amber5 star

The beat.55


Amber3 star

It was a good read but Kendra turned out to be a snob and a title lover! It was not the best as Colin's story was the best!35


Amber5 star

Like all Lauren's books Amber is exciting and filled with romance. This one has a great cliffhanger and is well written balancing all the emotions as they threaten to overwhelm the scale of feelings as it tears through to its conclusion. She gives her readers characters to love and a sense of returning as old friends from other well loved LR books make appearances.55


Amber5 star

My favorite of the series! Couldn't put it down. Great characters, mystery, the whole ball of wax.55


Echo5 star

Great book. Will read more from this author.55

Other Books by Lauren Royal

When an Earl Meets a Girl


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Tempt Me at Midnight


Tempt Me at Midnight
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Never Doubt a Viscount


Never Doubt a Viscount
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