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Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night (Rebellious Desires #1)

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Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, seemingly has it all—wealth, pedigree, and the admiration of the ton, except her heart hungers for a passionate affair. She meets the enigmatic and ruthless Mr. Rhys Tremayne, a man known to low and high society as the Broker. The attraction between them is impossible to deny, but she cannot be feeling it for this man.

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Published November 13th 2017 by Entangled: Scandalous (first published November 5th 2017)
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Stacy Reid Hi Roxane!

I love reading Historical Romance, and it felt natural to write in a genre I enjoy so much. I like to be taken to a different world,…more
Hi Roxane!

I love reading Historical Romance, and it felt natural to write in a genre I enjoy so much. I like to be taken to a different world, especially the Regency and Victorian era where I’m immersed easily in the complex world of the haute monde. It is a thrill reading, and writing about the complexity of their rules and etiquettes, rouges, and scoundrels, fashionable and witty ladies, the waltz, house parties, and gambling halls. I could also wax how much I love dukes. But what I enjoy most is giving readers the same joy I feel when reading books that transport me to the magic of a different time and place.
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Stacy Reid
I'm so pleased to introduce you guys to Rhys Tremayne and the Duchess of Hardcastle. I dreamt their story and was so excited about the possibilities. I babbled for days about my dream until my hubby said, "Babes, go write their story." So I did. I hope you enjoy reading about Rhys and Georgiana as much as I loved writing their journey to happy ever after.

Thank God for dreams :)

Stacy
Al *the serial series skipper*
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***I received this arc courtesy of Netgallery in exchange for an honest review.***

This author is a hit or miss for me and I'm pleasantly surprised I enjoyed this one. Although this was more smut than actual story, it was still interesting to read.

Georgina is in need of an investigator, she tries to find her nursemaid that has vanished into nowhere, she has tried other investigators and no one can find anything until her brother suggests Rhys, The Broker of information.They meet and their chemist
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Kimberly
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night is sensual, interesting, and completely captivating. Stacy Reid has a way of wrapping you up in her writing, which made it really, really, really difficult to put Rhys and Georgiana’s story down.

Rhys is known to one and all as “The Broker.” He’s a man who deals in secrets, all so that he can make a life for his family and give his mother and sisters the life they deserve. Though he’s accumulated wealth and power, the on
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Carvanz
Giorgiana Rutherford, Duchess of Hardcastle, is desperately seeking help in locating her son’s missing nursemaid. She will do anything to find answers to her questions. When she meets Rhys Tremayne and enters into an agreement for his services, she is all too aware that the cost may be a high one. But there is a small, lonely part of her that longs to pay whatever that price may be.

Rhys, better known as The Broker in the underground world he moves in, is immediately taken with the beautiful woma
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Angela
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read several stories by Ms. Reid and I feel drawn into her stories. They flow nicely and the characters show a real progression throughout the story. I love the idea of Rhys being a broker. It is not something you read in books and made him all the more intriguing. Rhys and Georgiana’s relationship smolders off the pages. His relationship with her and her son is precious – he genuinely wants to court her but she is afraid since their status in society is so very different. Loved the endin ...more
Petula
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Georiana Rutherford, Duchess of Hardcastle seems to have the best life. She is a very wealthy widow with a young son and is popular with the ton. However because her family have always been extremely respectable she must be very discrete if she does what she wants to do, and take a lover. She has no need or desire to marry, but she misses the touch and company of a man.
Rhys Tremanye is the Broker, a man who had dragged himself and his family up from poverty to richer than most of the ton. He de
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Meesh
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read a couple of books from Stacy Reid and really enjoy her writing. This story is about Gerogiana, a duchess, and Rhys, a man from a completely separate social world where he deals in the black market with secrets and information. He straddles the world between the lower and upperclass and has been working to find a way to elevate his sisters into the world of the ton. When Rhys meets the duchess, he feels that he may be able to use her to help his family. Little does he expect the chemist ...more
Paula
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I read this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review

This is a novel meant to be read in one sitting. It is not a novella but a proper novel, but it can be read in one go, on a cold rainy evening. Actually this is the perfect novel to be read when the winter is so cold that you only want a book, a mug of your favourite hot beverage and a blanket… the heat you are looking for will mostly be provided by the book.

Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night is the story of Georgiana, a dowager duches

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Tracy Emro
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After finishing the book and mulling it over, I upped my rating to a 4.5, rounded up.

I really enjoyed this book, Georgiana and Rhys are both extremely likable characters.

Georgiana is the widowed Duchess of Hardcastle, she is admired by the ton, a patron of the arts, a loving and devoted mother to her young son and she is restless. She is being pressured by her family to remarry, but what she longs for is passion. When a nursemaid in her employ disappears without a trace and all her efforts to f
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Cathy Geha
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night by Stacy Reid
Rebellious Desires #1

Rebellious indeed – I would be, too, if I were Georgiana Elizabeth Rutherford, Dower Duchess of Hardcastle! I mean, being groomed from childhood to be married to a person with position and pedigree to further family prestige whether or not love is involved and then knowing so early who your ancient husband will be and studying hard to be a good duchess could not have been easy. That said - Georgiana was impeccable in person with
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Sofia Lazaridou
The thing I hate the most in any HR novel is the feeling that the book belongs in the modern day era. I am not sure if I can fit the book into this category but a few things annoyed me. How could Simon talk to his sister about finding a lover? This is not something that's happening even in our time, because ew. Then, there were a few words that felt out of place and I stopped taking this book seriously. One of my biggest disappointments is the lack of interactions between Nicholas and Rhys. Why ...more
Tracy DeNeal
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhys and Georgiana

I have a new book boyfriend! Move over Mr. Darcy, Mr. Tremayne has arrived and he is to die for!

Rhys Tremayne is the dark hero you want when the chips are down. He is unapologetically awesome. Generally, alpha heroes are not big on tenderness and communication. This man has a strong family orientation and when he loves, he loves expansively.

Georgiana, Duchess of Hardcastle is powerful in the ton. She is an arbiter of style and grace. She is adored by all around her. But somet
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Norah Gibbons
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the first book in the series Rebellious Desires by Stacy Reid. Sizzle Factor very hot. Georgiana Rutherford, Duchess of Hardcastle was married off to the Duke of Hardcastle at the age of 16, now at the age of 26 she has been a widow for 5 years and her family would like her to marry again. She meets Rhys Tremayne a broker of secrets when her sons beloved nursemaid goes mysteriously missing. Rhys is able to locate th ...more
Kalel
Very good read.
Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page Reviews

Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, is finally ready to move on after the death of her husband. However, the man she wants, Rhys Tremayne; the man known as The Broker to low and high society is the one man she can never have a future with, especially when being with him could end with her being shunned by society. Yet, when he helps her and asks for her to sponsor his sisters into society in return, Georgiana is more than happy to help. But the more time Georgiana spends with Rhys,
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Amanda Richardson
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stacy Reid really knows how to write a fantastic book, Sweet, passionate and absolutely lovely to read!! Georgiana is the perfect duchess, she is cool, fashionable, and a toast to society. She was married at 16 to a man in his forties and groomed to lead the ton, she gave birth to an heir and she became a widow shortly after. She realizes that the only thing in her life that makes her truly happy is her son. She has enjoyed her widowhood, mostly staying in the country with her son, but attends p ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night by Stacy Reid is the First book in the New Series called, "Rebellious Desires". This is the story of Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle and Mr. Rhys Tremayne 'Broker'.
Georgiana married Hardcastle when she was just 16 years old and he was 42. They had a son named Nicholas but then Hardcastle died about 5 years ago leaving Georgiana a widow. But Georgiana was popular with the town but lacked passion in her life. Now Georgiana young son Nurse Maid, Ja
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Janet
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5stars
Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, is rich and has the admiration of the ton, but she’s lonely & her heart hungers for a passionate affair. She meets the enigmatic and ruthless Mr. Rhys Tremayne, known to low and high society as the Broker. Their attraction sizzles. Rhys Tremayne has built his wealth and empire by dealing secrets on the black market of the London underworld. He is determined that his sisters prosper, and the duchess is the perfect woman to help sponsor
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Georgiana Rutherford, Duchess of Hardcastle who turns to “The Broker” to find her son’s missing nursemaid. Mr. Rhys Tremayne, a man known to low and high society as the Broker. The attraction between them is impossible to deny. Georgianna on the surface appears to have it all beauty, wealth, pedigree and the admiration of the ton. Rhys is living on the outside of society, but he sees in Georgianna a lonely duchess and offers her a proposition to have a discreet affair with no strings attached. R ...more
Lori
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What does a woman who has it all need? A passionate man who can warm her heart. Such is Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, who is held in high esteem by the ton and is lacking nothing monetarily. In walks Rhys Tremayne (don't you just love that name?), a most handsome man who does not have a pedigree, but has worked hard to build his wealth and station. Determined to take care of his sisters and have them become accepted in society, he finds Georgiana to be the perfect solution to ...more
Laura
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-review
I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Widowed, Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, has the ton in her hands and has dedicated her life to the role she was destined for. When a sinister plot against her son arises she throws herself at the one man she knows has the power to rescue him. Mr. Rhys Tremayne, known as the Broker because of the high society secrets he deals in, is immediately drawn to Georgiana. While he doesn’t seek out payme
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Maria Dariotis
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As always Stacy Reid rocked it!

Georgiana Rutherford the Duchess of Hardcastle is young, rich, darling of the ton and a widow, a very lonely widow.
She’s always done what’s expected of her until she meets Rhys Tremayne “The Broker” a man who’s ruthless and feared by all possibly even the Prince Regent himself. Once in his debts he always collects. And for Georgiana the price is her heart!

Rhys Tremayne has fought tooth and nail to become who he is, feared for the secrets he keeps he’ll do anything
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SH
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night” is a contradiction in terms but this is how Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, finds her life becomes when she meets Rhys Tremayne, also known as The Broker. Georgiana has been groomed to be a duchess and wed the older Duke at the age of 16. A young mother at 26, she feels that part of her life is missing. She is drawn to Rhys despite their social differences but after he rescues her son after being kidnapped, Georgiana finds that Rhys is the onl ...more
Nadine
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one go and it was so good!

Thought these 2 come from interesting backgrounds, I love Georgie and Rhys so much! Both as their separate persons and together as a couple coming together!

We have a few scares and twists in the story which took it seriously to the next level, but it is the relationship and the hurdles between the 2 main characters that did it for me. There was so much heart going into the story, you could pretty much feel it jumping out of the pages of the book
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Avril
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
seriously. I LOVE THIS AUTHOR.
Gwessie Tee
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Naughtiness 4*

Spectacular start to a new series, absolutely loved every twist and turn in this story. As always Stacy captures you and captivates you into the story and lives of our hero and heroine.

As always I will not give spoilers I will say however that this amazing read has everything and much more. Any who love romance, Naughtiness, adventure and a little mystery will absolutley adore this book.

Thank you so much for writing this awesome book and giving me the honour of being able to read i
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Mari's Struggle is Real
This is the second book I have read from this author. I liked Rhys he was trying to get accepted by society in order for his sisters to attain good marriages. He brokers information in exchange for favors. When Georgie is in need he is there to help save the day and gain in entrance into society.
Georgie is the widowed Duchess of Hardcastle. Her husband however preferred his mistress to satisfying his wife in bed. So Georgie has never experienced a passion and this season that’s what she is look
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Isabelle Morebooksthanlivros
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 STARS, closer to 5 than 4
 





 



Rhys liked to see people in their element before they put on their mask and hid their true selves. He had learned early not to accept people at face value and instead to trust in their unguarded responses.


 

Georgiana is a dowager duchess, and is looking for her son's nanny that has disappear without leaving traces. When not even the police can find her, her brother introduces her to "the broker", a man from the fringes that works in the underworld collecting s
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Brenda
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, seemingly has it all—wealth, pedigree, and the admiration of the ton, except her heart hungers for a passionate affair. She meets the enigmatic and ruthless Mr. Rhys Tremayne, a man known to low and high society as the Broker. The attraction between them is impossible to deny, but she cannot be feeling it for this man.



Rhys Tremayne has built his wealth and empire by dealing secrets on the black market of the London underwo
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