Lady Olivia, the youngest sister of the Earl of Castleton, has no patience for the boring gentlemen of aristocratic society. She longs for a more adventurous life like the ladies who visit the Raven Club. But her plans are thwarted when her family drags her to a country house party to meet the elusive Duke of Keswick.
Tristan Cameron, the Duke of Keswick, finds Olivia in his stables. She believes him to be the stable master, and he doesn’t dissuade her of the notion. He has no interest in entertaining one of the spoiled, self-indulgent ladies who’ve invaded his home. Except, Olivia is neither of those things, and their shared kiss during a ride results in combustible passion.
And a potential scandal.
Olivia is relieved when the handsome stable master comes to her aid as her alibi, but that relief fades to anger when she suddenly finds herself betrothed to the harsh, foul-tempered duke.
Tristan believes he’s been trapped by a scheming, title-seeking lady. To make matters worse, she’s utterly captivating. He plans on leaving her behind in the country immediately after their vows, but Tristan soon finds himself battling temptation and Olivia’s stubborn determination to be the Duchess he doesn’t believe he deserves…
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About the Book
How to Capture a Duke
by Tina Gabrielle
October 14, 2019
“Kindly tell them that you took me riding this morning,” Olivia said.
Tristan stayed silent as he contemplated the unexpected turn of events. He could do one of two things. One, deny that they had been alone together and have Olivia take the blame for a theft that she did not commit. His grandmother would be forced to give her the cut direct at a ball or at Almack’s, and young Olivia would be ostracized by the ton.
Or two, he could admit the truth that he had indeed spent a morning unchaperoned riding with her. It wouldn’t matter that it was under the guise of him acting as the head groom. He was the duke, and scandal would ensue.
If he told the truth, he would have to do the honorable thing. And he knew what that meant.
He never wanted to marry. He’d been dead set against it and had already decided his cousin would inherit the dukedom.
His mind scrambled. There had to be another way out, an escape. He could admit to riding with Olivia, admit to his true position, and still refuse to marry the girl. Scandal would ruin Lady Olivia, destroy her chances of marriage and taint his reputation, but he cared naught what they thought of him. He was a duke, one step below royalty, and along with the power of the position, he knew he would continue to be accepted by the beau monde. He would still be viewed as a favorable match to all the eager mamas when it came to their unmarried daughters.
But his grandmother, Antonia, would be devastated. She was the one constant in his life. His mother may have abandoned her imperfect son, but his grandmother had stayed by his side, and he would do everything he could to protect her.
Olivia continued to stare at him, waiting. “Tell them. Please.”
It was the plea in her voice that made him speak. The words left his lips without thought to his own position. It was never much of a choice.
“S…s-he was r…r-id…she was with me.”
His grandmother’s gasp reverberated in his head, sounding as good as a hangman’s noose around his neck.
His gaze met Olivia’s. Her relief was palpable.
“You are admitting to being alone with the lady?” Antonia asked.
He answered with a terse nod of his head.
Antonia pursed her lips then faced Olivia’s mother. “It is decided then. My grandson will act honorably.”
“Your grandson?” Olivia’s mother’s voice rose an octave.
“That is correct. I have the pleasure of introducing you to His Grace, my grandson, the fifth Duke of Keswick.”
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About Tina Gabrielle
Best-selling author TINA GABRIELLE is an attorney and mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. She is the author of adventurous Regency historical romances for Entangled Publishing and Kensington Books. Tina also writes best-selling cozy mysteries as Tina Kashian for Kensington Books.
Publisher’s Weekly calls her Regency Barrister’s series, “Well-matched lovers…witty comradely repartee.” Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina lives in New Jersey and is married to her own hero and is blessed with two daughters. She loves to hear from readers. Visit her website to learn about upcoming releases, join her newsletter, and enter free monthly contests at www.tinagabrielle.com