The Rigid Duke | Matchmaking Chronicles | Author Darcy Burke
Darcy Burke

The Rigid Duke

Book 1: Matchmaking Chronicles

About the Book

As a refinement tutor, Mrs. Juno Langton helps young ladies develop the skills and confidence to secure an advantageous marriage. Her cheerful disposition never wavers no matter how challenging her assignment. When a house party provides an opportunity to match her difficult charge with a duke, Juno will go to any lengths to satisfy her employer and ensure the young lady’s future. Too bad the duke is an unsmiling, rigid grouch, albeit an irritatingly handsome one.

The Duke of Warrington dislikes social gatherings and despises the Marriage Mart which makes it nigh impossible to find a wife. He plans to secure his future duchess at a house party, but she’s being managed by a thoroughly meddlesome—and provocative—Mrs. Langton, who is determined to find his better nature. He’ll do anything to avoid her sunny charm and room-brightening smiles, but she’s breaking through his shell and the only way he can think to keep her quiet is to kiss her. He must marry the young lady, not desire the companion.

But now he’s rethinking his wife choices.

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“The romance has definite grumpy-sunshine vibes going on, and I loved it. Juno and Dare have fantastic chemistry, and the forbidden aspect of their relationship (she is trying to match him with her employer’s daughter) adds to the chemistry and charged atmosphere whenever they’re together.”

– One More Book

“…Burke keeps you on your toes and you’ll need to read to the very end. I couldn’t put this one down! It’s engaging and lighthearted…”

– From the Reading Room

“…a shake-your-head, laugh-out-loud romantic romp.”

– Amazon Review

The Details

Published: March 8, 2022
Publisher: Zealous Quill Press
Formats: EbookPaperback
Translations: Deutsch
ISBN-13: 9781637260661 ASIN: B09P3V69JL