‘When I do not care for your fortune… what else could possibly aid your suit?’
Fashionable London in the 1780s is a hotbed of vice and scandal, and the notorious Duke of Aldringham retreats to Bath in order to let talk of his latest affair die down. There, he meets Melissa Langham, a penniless but spirited orphan, who scorns his advances. Unable to resist such a challenge, the Duke is determined to win her affections, and finds himself battling with a protagonist every bit as strong-willed as himself. The Duke & The Debutante was originally published as “The Bargain” by Robert Hale in 2002.
Will he succeed?