Playful Brides Series by Valerie Bowman

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  • The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides #1)

    The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides #1)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 14 ratings · published 2014

    Is there any greater surprise than falling deeply, madly in love? In This Battle of Wits Lady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the duke…but it turns out that he’s made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated... more

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  • The Accidental Countess (Playful Brides #2)

    The Accidental Countess (Playful Brides #2)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 11 ratings · published 2014

    CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance... more

  • The Unlikely Lady (Playful Brides #3)

    The Unlikely Lady (Playful Brides #3)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 14 ratings · published 2015

    Miss Jane Lowndes is a confirmed bluestocking. She's convinced that if she can wait out her parents' demand that she marry, someday she can be a confirmed spinster and hold intellectual salons, her fondest dream. No man wants a bluestocking for a wife, after all. And that's exactly the way Jane likes it. In fact, she's invented a fictitious chaperone to help her achieve that purpose. Lord Garrett Upton is a devil-may-care confirmed bachelor... more

  • The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides #4)

    The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides #4)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 10 ratings · published 2015

    A PROPOSAL FROM A SCOUNDREL Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go-at least not without paying his scandalous price.. more

  • The Unforgettable Hero: A Playful Brides Story (Playful Brides #4.5)

    The Unforgettable Hero: A Playful Brides Story (Playful Brides #4.5)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 6 ratings · published 2016

    To escape a forced marriage to her loathsome, social-climbing cousin, Cecelia Harcourt banks on selling a romantic novel. But when she's hit by a coach on the way home from meeting a potential publisher and loses her memory, the accident leads to an encounter with a fascinating man. . . who she’s convinced is the hero of her novel. Due to his brother's influence, Lieutenant Adam Hunt finds himself honorably discharged from the army... more

  • The Untamed Earl (Playful Brides #5)

    The Untamed Earl (Playful Brides #5)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 8 ratings · published 2016

    AN INDECENT PROPOSAL Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex's infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there's no turning back. Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing... more

  • The Legendary Lord (Playful Brides #6)

    The Legendary Lord (Playful Brides #6)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 8 ratings · published 2016

    THE MAKING OF A LEGEND… When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange... more

  • Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides #7)

    Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides #7)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 8 ratings · published 2017

    The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . . A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother's estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he's actually a viscount, Cade's renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter... more

  • The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides #8)

    The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides #8)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 6 ratings · published 2017

    Can two star-crossed lovers come together―until death do they part? Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride―ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . more

  • A Duke Like No Other (Playful Brides #9)

    A Duke Like No Other (Playful Brides #9)

    Valerie Bowman

    · 10 ratings · published 2018

    First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it's the otherway around. . . General Mark Grimaldi has sacrificed everything for his military career, working his way through the ranks without the benefit of a nobleman's title. Now, his years of dedication are about to pay off—with an offer for a prestigious promotion to Home Secretary. There's only one condition: Mark must be married... more

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