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A Duke to Die for (The Rogues' Dynasty #1)

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What is a roguish young nobleman supposed to do with a shockingly lovely young ward?
The Duke of Blakewell believes he'd better marry her off as soon as possible, before he gives in to temptation himself...

But Henrietta doesn't want a husband— she wants her independence...
Sure that she carries a curse that killed her previous guardians, Henrietta just wants the duke to sign
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Paperback, 335 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
I discovered author Amelia Grey several years ago and quickly found myself searching out her backlist to enjoy her light touch of humor and emotionally touching reads. "A Duke to Die For" is the start of her new 'Rogue's Dynasty' series from SourceBooks Casablanca. This publisher is one I'm coming to admire for their strong list of romance authors from several different genres so I guess I wasn't really surprised to see Amelia Grey is now one of their number. Grey's heroines aren't weak, but the ...more
Lexie
Nov 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-once-owned
A DUKE TO DIE FOR is the first in Amelia Grey’s Rogues’ Dynasty books. A DUKE TO DIE FOR is about Duke Blakewell and Henrietta Tweed, while the next two will be about Blackwell’s two cousins (Lord Raceworth and Lord Morgangale).

Great fun sums up this story quite well. Despite his initial bluster, Blakewell isn’t quite as bad as his reputation makes him out to be. At least he takes his role as Duke quite seriously (even if he is a tad absentminded), so maybe it's more he hasn’t had time to keep u
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Blodeuedd Finland
Nothing like a cute little historical romance now and again. But I have found out that I have the most stupid pet peeve. I grew up with Cartland and other "nice" writers of romance. So now every time some one has sex, I shake my head and tell her in a stern voice, what improver behavior for a young lady. You will never get married now! Sometimes it works for me, but here I just shook my head. I mean that is so silly, if this had taken place 100 years later I would have just shouted , you go girl ...more
Laura V.
Bastante mediocre, no vamos a mentir. Henrietta llega a la casa del duque de Blakewell con el que cuento de que es su nueva y crecida pupila. Blake lo acepta y se encandila por su belleza y lo arregla todo para que Henrietta tenga su primera temporada social de un modo exitoso y con suerte pueda encontrar marido y sacarsela de encima pronto. Lo primero que hace es visitar a su antigua amante y pedirle que sea su dama de compañía y se encargue de todo por él. Henrietta, con sus dulces 19, cae ter ...more
Jessi
Henrietta has gone through five guardians and she's worried about the sixth, the Duke of Blackwell. Unfortunately, the Duke has no idea that she's arriving. Lucian is pretty happy with his life. He has responsibilities, sure, but he's been ignoring them pretty well as he continues his debauchery while trying to avoid the young ladies being forced into his path. His father has recently died and Lucian is astonished to realize that this means that... he is indeed this nubile young woman's guardian ...more
Aline
Apr 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
Kecewa ma novel ini.. udah ga nyambung ma judul trus cerita lebay n terkesan dipaksakan *IMO*

Klo baca judul pst lgs terpikir klo ni Duke sangat2 special mpe layak 'mempertaruhkan nyawa' buat mendapatkannya ^--^ ternyata..

si hero, Duke of Blakewell, menurut gw agak2 munafik, pura2 mo menikahkan Henrietta ma nobleman padahal dia jg suka sih napa ga dr awal aja dia menawarkan pernikahan ma Henrietta gw jg ga ngerti..

nahh.. Henrietta lain lg.. gw pikir ni cewe, sesuai deskripsi, tipe2 yg tegas, ma
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader
When I choose to read a romance novel it means I'm in the mood for adventure, laughter, tears or anything that might relate to "fun" and pure entertainment. Sadly this book misses all the marks for me and most of all it's lacking in emotional growth. The only good parts were the depictions of the surroundings and the time feeling was quite appropriate, but still it's not enough. At the end you're asking yourself why in the world these two people have fallen for each other. IMHO the aim of any ro ...more
Etty
Jun 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Sejak beli terjemahannya ampe sekarang ga selesai2 bacanya hehehe... Sekarang dipaksa'in aja bacanya ampe abis karena lagi bingung mo baca yang mana. Dari segi cerita tidak ada yang spesial, tidak ada intrik yang seru, tokoh2nya pun tidak ada spesial, heroine & hero saling tertarik sejak pertama kali bertemu jadinya bikin ngantuk bacanya, belum lagi soal balon udara dan kutukan yang sebenarnya hanya belum tentu benar tapi dibesar2kan oleh heroine, jadi tambah ngantuk ah! Meski biasa2 aja tap ...more
Jen
May 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This book had a slight twist on the ward falling in love with her guardian. She believes that she has a curse that causes all of her guardians to die. Other than that, there is nothing new or exciting about this book. It might have been saved by the writing itself, but instead is mired in too many lulls that make you think that Grey was running out of ways to move the story along. I really had to force myself to finish it.
Paranormal Romance
The hero has always prized his freedom. His freedom to take a lover when he choses and part ways as soon as the passion is gone. With the death of his father and the hero's inheritance of the Dukedom, his time is pressed between answering mail and trying to balance the books o his estates. He certainly has no time to be a guardian to a beautiful and all too temping ward. Much to his surprised the heroine shows up at his door one day to inform him that her father has chosen the Duke to be her new ...more
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Amelia Grey (aka Gloria Dale Skinner) grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty-five years. She has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and now lives in Florida.

Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's bes
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