Never Seduce a Duke (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #5) (Mass Market)

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Never Seduce a Duke (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #5) (Mass Market)

In USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret’s latest romance, a young lady engages in a steamy flirtation with a bespectacled, studious duke while on holiday, only to return with more than just memories...  

After being jilted, Margaret Stredwick has sworn off men and marriage. What she needs is a holiday. But a detour along the way takes a surprising turn that leads Meg to him. And soon she starts to wonder if she should indulge in one grand flirtation before she’s firmly on the shelf.

The instant Lucien Ambrose, Duke of Merleton, finds a strange woman touring the halls of his ancient estate, he knows the minx is up to something. So, when a family heirloom is stolen, it’s clear who the culprit is. She may tempt him beyond reason, but he isn’t about to let her get away, even if he has to chase her across the continent. 

Meg never imagined that anyone would mistake her for a notorious thief, known for seducing men to distraction. It’s the most thrilling thing ever! She eagerly plays along. . . until she finds herself falling in love with a man who has no idea who she really is. And by the time she returns to her ordinary life, she discovers that her grand flirtation won’t be a secret for long. Apparently, she brought home an unexpected souvenir...

USA Today bestselling author, VIVIENNE LORRET transforms copious amounts of tea into words. She is an Avon author of works including: The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Season’s Original Series, and the Misadventures in Matchmaking series. For more information on her books, sign up for her newsletter at

Product Details ISBN: 9780063143081
ISBN-10: 0063143089
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Mating Habits of Scoundrels

"Tantalizing...Lorret’s sparkling characters, including Meg’s delightfully flirtatious older aunts and an intellectual duke comically devoid of common sense, light up the pages of this un-put-downable tale. Historical romance fans will be captivated by Lucien and Meg’s cat-and-mouse romance." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Viv Lorret is up there with Sarah MacLean and Lisa Kleypas on my historical auto-buy list!” — Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author

“This is the author you’ve been waiting for!” — Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

“The perfect blend of deep emotion, compelling characters and the sort of romance that goes straight to the reader’s heart.” — Sophie Barnes, author of The Duke of Her Desire

“Will charm Lorret’s fans thoroughly, combining classic Regency tropes and storytelling with contemporary sensibilities…A compelling marriage-of-convenience story in a beloved series.” — Kirkus Reviews on How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart

“Lorret has created a delicious world filled with complex, charming characters. A touch of passion and some comic relief make this a well-blended novel that includes an alluring setup for the next in the series.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Wrong Marquess

"Readers who swoon over “fated to be together” romances will love it..." — Library Journal

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