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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  618 ratings  ·  92 reviews
The Dark Duke, they call him.

And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.

It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for hi
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published November 11th 2019 by Helstone Press (first published November 6th 2019)
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Adam the Duke of Hartwich leg was amputated when he was 7 yrs. old. A small cut on his leg that got infected. It would have cost him his young life had the leg not been removed. Now he is 30 and has take a wife, but he is ashamed for her to see his amputated leg. So he puts off consummating the marriage.

Beatrice/Bea Edgerton is a very young widow and now the wife of a man she doesn't know. She had not met with him until the wedding. Because Adam is very snarly and harsh when he speaks to her sh
Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves
Nice and sweet at places, but also tepid.
The h is a sweet perpetually hopeful one, even after a short marriage to a much older man. Her family, of new money, wanted to advance through her. So, now a marriage to a desperate duke -the Dark duke.
He's a grumpy surly man with no close family or friend and has plenty of angst in his life not least of which is a loss of a leg when he was seven. Strangely, he does not have a 'bad parents' excuse. They just died a long time ago - on Christmas. Thus, som
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of her arranged marriage. It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage--this is one of mutual benefit. She can expect no affection or romance from him.
Adam Morton, Duke
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Bea was a lovely woman, she was also inquisitive and asked questions before she realised what she was saying. She was also determined to make the lost of her marriage. Adam, the Duke of Hartwich was the opposite of Bea, he was grumpy and had a temper, especially when he was experiencing pain with his leg. They had a number of things to work through before a happy ending could be thought possible. There is also an element of danger that causes Bea and Adam to assess their feelings for ea
Lana Birky
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adam Morton, Duke of Hartwich has had more than his share of losses in his life; the loss of his leg when he was only 7 yrs. old, the loss of his cousin, & the loss of hid parents at Christmastime. All of these things have made him a tough, hard, serious, recluse - the village near him have nicknamed him the Dark Duke. He now needed to find a wife of convenience to give him an heir to continue the dukedom.

Miss Beatrice Edgerton is being pushed in to a marriage to the Duke of Hartwich which will
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
The Dark Duke is what most people call him.
He certainly matches up to his name, from his looks to his constant frowning countenance Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.
It will be very much one of convenience for him at least. He has conveniently provided the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home.
The man is fortunately younger than her first husband and although he wants nothi
Laila Viking
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As romantic as a story can be. A very well written regency romance that has a bit of everything in it. A grumpy Duke, a lady that sees him for the first time at the alter. Characters are well described and defined. I like their chemistry and how their relationship/marriage develops through the story. He almost defrosts page by page.
Absolutely a story that I can recommend - but Samatha Holts always are.
Space Cowgirl
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Learning to Love💘

The loss of a leg doesn't mean the loss of his humanity.
His Grace, Adam Morton🐺🍆⛲, Duke of Hartwich, lost part of his leg due to infection, after an accident as a child. It has made him taciturn and morose, angry at times. And it is quite painful much of the time.
Other losses of family members by accidents💀 through the years have caused him to retreat from society and keep to his remote estate in the moors.

At Thirty years old now, Adam🐺🍆⛲ realizes He needs to get married👰, bo
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have all these books that I read and never got to review because was either working or reading..Anywho I love Samantha there has probably been no books of hers that I have not liked and this just adds to the category of I liked. we meet Beatrice Edgerton who is about to marry The Duke of Hartwich and she is not all that happy about it since she hears how he has a bad temper and a really dark past however her family wants a title he needs the money that will come with her. The Dark Duke as he i ...more
Patrica Liebe
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Marriage of Convenience with Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, and Miss Beatrice Egerton as the main characters. This was a lovely story with character that give the reader a hard won love story as both characters are determined to have their way. Adam the hero of this story has suffered many tragedies with the loss of his leg at the age of seven and along with the death of his cousin he is only marrying because of financial troubles while offering Beatrice the title her family so desires. Beatri ...more
Carole Burant
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A marriage of convenience....I can't even imagine what it was like having to marry a stranger and all because of money and/or title! That is how Beatrice finds herself married to the "Dark Duke" but she is young and full of hope that she can make her marriage work, even though Adam tries everything to resist her. Just as they start to grow closer to each other, someone is out to cause trouble and danger abounds.

My heart went out to Adam, having cut himself off from having any kind of relationsh
Dotty M
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely read

I am a big fan of Samantha Holt I’ve enjoyed many of her books. A Whole New Duke makes number forty one and I have yet to be disappointed. A Whole New Duke was a sweet story of how an arranged marriage can lead to love. Bea was no stranger to an arranged but having been married to a much older, cold and distant man she still had not experienced a true loving marriage. And if the groom, Adam, Lord Morton had his way she wouldn’t. He never intended to marry but fully intended to keep Be
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this historical read! Beatrice is being forced into an arranged marriage; Adam is only marrying for money. Adam has been through a lot and has walls built around him. What will happen when sparks begin to fly and Beatrice begins breaking through his walls. Entertaining read with lots of drama and emotion. A good read!
Alphas Only Please
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Ok. Sort of like a shallower version of other romance novels about disfigured Hs - the Duchess Deal, for instance. The H was broody. The h was vivacious.

There were some editing issues that bugged me - stitching tense and using words like “lots” and “heck” in a historical novel. Minor complaints but they stuck out to me.
Keri Pritchett
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this story so much. Samantha Holt is another of my favorite authors and this book was no exception to the other works. It was my favorite type, the marriage of convenience that gradually turns into one of love and it doesn't wait until the last chapter to have that happily ever after. You see it happening gradually from the very beginning.
Emily Stafford
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being unexpected gets unexpected

Nothing like being told on your wedding night that there will be no romance then being ignored for weeks. Bear may have been trained to run a large household, after her father became wealthy, but she wasn't born to nobility & buried in tradition. Being herself eventually won over the staff & then her husband.
Cecilia Rodriguez
Miss Beatrice Edgerton is a young widow who agrees to an arranged marriage.
Lord Adam Morton is the reclusive Duke of Hartwich.
Adam is an amputee(leg), and is sensitive about his physical disability.
The only snag is the "villain", who is unnecessary.
Mary Hart
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Pam  Bereznak
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ginny Rodenberg
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon
Having been married to a much older man and then widowed, Bea knows exactly what an arranged marriage is all about. She is still hopeful that her marriage to the Dark Duke will be different.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an intense, dramatic and sweet story. Adam is a grumpy, stubborn recluse who decided that it was time to marry, so he arranged one. And met his bride at the alter. Bea had been married before, and was not looking forward to being so again. Adam wanted a marriage of convenience, Bea wanted one that was warm and friendly. So he pushed her away, and she challenged him at every turn. After she gets injured he realizes that he cares more than he wanted to, but he also suddenly wants more. Bea ...more
Jamie Jack
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: p-2019, regency
Well-Written, Slightly Different Marriage of Convenience

This book surprised me in places. It is a Regency romance that starts off as a true marriage of convenience; the first scene is literally being on the morning of the wedding. The bride and groom have never met; this was all arranged by the men. The groom, a reticent duke missing part of a leg, needs cash for his crumbling estate, so he agrees to marry an heiress; her family gets a rise in social standing from the marriage, the parents origi
Sydnee Walsh
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bea as a new adventure to go on to get to her HEA. Adam needs the young and forceful Bea to bring him out of his lonely isolated life. Add in a mystery man that is harassing the estate and Bea’s younger sister Phillipa or Pip and you have a grand adventure.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read as usual, one of my favorite authors
Anita Fuhrmann
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I sat up all night reading this book because I did not want to put it down and just had to see how the dramatic mystery was solved. Bea and Adam were both wounded souls who needed healing and they were able to find that love has remarkable healing properties if one is willing to allow it into their hearts!

Bea had been married to a much older man and then widowed at an incredibly young age. She is only twenty-one when this story takes place and her parents have arranged a se
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good Book

I enjoyed this story as it showed that love can win over in the end. Adam had a lot to overcome but Bea won him over.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miss Beatrice “Bea” Edgerton has her life planned out for her. She is set to marry Lord Adam Morton. When Beatrice meets Adam, he losing his temper frequently, is not the least bit friendly to her and has a stump instead of a leg. Beatrice does her best to warm up to Adam and as she slowly gets to know him she falls for him. Adam doesn’t want to fall prey to Beatrice’s charm but her pleasant and welcoming demeanor charms him. Adam just wants a convenient marriage with no complications instead of ...more
Angela Malone
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A story of beauty and the beast. Loving the comparison since it is my face of all time. I highly recommend this book
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
The Duke of Hartwich, Adam Morton, was called the Dark Duke because of his constant frown and dislike of society. He had experienced the loss of his leg, the death of his cousin and parents and was afraid of becoming close to someone just to lose them. With his estate floundering, he marries Beatrice “Bea” Edgerton thinking he would not become attached or develop any feeling for her. He would get money and her title hungry parents would get a title for their daughter. He was not expecti
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This a quick read moderately paced. It is a sweet wholesome unexpected romance blooming from an arranged marriage of strangers. Miss Beatrice aka Bea Edgerton is twenty-one and is to marry the Duke of Harwich, Adam Morton. Bea was bringing in much needed money into the coffers of Harwich and Adam was providing a title Bea's family desired. They never met until their wedding day. This is a very good story and I could see that it could have been turned into a novel. I loved Bea, Adam, Bea's young ...more
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Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember.

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