Sweet & Sassy Romance

Arabella and the Reluctant Duke
Book 2
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Arabella and the Reluctant Duke
A runaway Duke’s daughter. A dashingly handsome blacksmith. A festering secret.


Everything was a lie…until it all unraveled.

Being a Duke’s daughter is not what it’s cut out to be. Surely, there must be more to life than embroidery, balls, and finding a husband? Running away to work as a governess, Lady Arabella does not count on being hired by a precocious 14-year-old girl who runs the family….and a dashingly handsome father.

Mr. Philip Merivale, inventor, blacksmith, and widowed father of three lively children, is not amused. There is one thing he dislikes the most: the aristocracy.

Clearly, the pretty girl who answered his daughter’s advertisement must be a lady. Why did she choose his family for her social experiments? She must be taught a lesson on middle-to-lower-class life.

Adjusting to her new life is difficult, especially when Philip is bent on challenging her at every turn. As the spats between the two grow to undeniable attraction, Arabella uncovers Philip’s devastating secret that jeopardizes everything.

How can Arabella succumb to love when her real identity is what Philip despises the most?


Arabella and the Reluctant Duke is A Sweet Regency Romance full of witty banter and hilarious mischief, wrapped up in a heart-warming happily-ever-after.

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This book is also available as part of: The Wishing Well Series Boxset, Arabella and the Reluctant Duke
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"Delightful and charming!"

"This is the second in this series I have read and I’m loving it. Such interesting characters. I loved the reluctant Duke in the story. I loved how Arabella finally saw her value and all she had to offer, that she was no empty shell. Lessons of forgiveness and the value of hard work giving you self worth."

Arabella and the Reluctant Duke Audiobook
Book 2
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