In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune,discover irresistible opportunities . . .
Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life he’s built in London. But there’s one obstacle—the exquisite Thomasina Thorne.
When the new heir to the Tremayne dukedom suddenly appears in Mina Thorne’s life, she’s flustered. Not only is he breathtakingly handsome, but he’s also determined to take away her home and position as steward of the Enderley estate. If Mina learns what makes the enigmatic duke tick, perhaps she can change his mind—as long as she doesn’t get too close to him.
With each day Nick spends with Mina, his resolve weakens as their colliding wills lead to explosive desire. Could she be the one woman who can help him finally bury the ghosts of his past?
About the Author
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
“Christy Carlyle writes poignant, genuine characters who will melt your heart and keep you turning pages long past your bedtime. A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING is a beautifully written tale I couldn’t put down.” — Kelly Bowen, New York Times bestselling author
“Christy Carlyle is a historical romance lover’s dream.” — Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
Carlyle spins an engrossing Victorian romance... With this story of two damaged people helping each other find their way back to the light, Carlyle offers readers a charming diversion that holds extra weight thanks to her characters’ tragic pasts. — Entertainment Weekly
“Carlyle’s first Duke’s Den novel is a seductive mid-19th-century romance that crosses classes and other boundaries with aplomb. Fans of historical romance will adore these characters and eagerly anticipate the next installment in the series.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“I absolutely adore Christy Carlyle! A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING had everything: a scarred and brooding hero, a feisty and determined heroine, sexual tension, and strong conflict delivered with lyrical prose that kept me reading late into the night. Christy Carlyle has moved to the top of my must-read list.” — Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author
“With the first in her splendidly sexy Victorian-set Duke’s Den series, Carlyle gets all the details exactly right, from the smoldering sexual tension between her opinionated, outspoken heroine and dark, brooding, and deliciously tortured hero to the subtle fairy-tale-like flavor of the book’s plot.” — Booklist