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Peek Inside The Duke's Obsession

London 1818 Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, finds American heiress Daphne Farrington delightful, despite her mysterious contempt towards him. He wants nothing more than to convince her that not all English lords are callous, calculating rakes. In fact, he can’t he seem to let go of the notion she might be the duchess he is looking for. But when he discovers that his family figures prominently in the cause of her bitterness, will he be able to overcome her pride and prejudice?

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London 1818

An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her Pride

Miss Daphne Farrington despises three things: England’s dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy. Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very English Duke of Waverly to save her family shipping business. If only she could ignore the way he makes her pulse race whenever she’s near him.

A Duke Who Must Overcome Her Prejudice

Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, is convinced that the lovely Miss Farrington, with her penchant for numbers, is the woman he’d like to make his Duchess. But unless he can convince her that not all English lords are callous, calculating rakes, a dark secret will ruin his chance at happiness.


"A sweet tale of love and bitterness, that may cost Daphne and Edward their HEA! Well done!! I look forward to Ms. Fowlkes' next grand adventure. Received for an honest review." ~ My Book Addiction and More MBA

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622665983
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Page Count: 239
Imprint: scandalous
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: across the tracks, enemies to lovers

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By Farrah April 29, 2014

A lovely, sweet, and engaging historical romance, The Duke's Obsession was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a light romance that I enjoyed reading.

Daphne was an okay heroine. On one hand, she was strong and very smart and definitely a force to be reckoned with. On the other hand, h ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

Fans of historical romance will enjoy this latest entry from the Entangled Scandalous line. This is the story of Daphne, an American woman in London to help save her family's shipping business and Edward the Duke of Waverly, whose interest in trade becomes even keener with his introduction to Daphne ...more

By Nicole August 25, 2014

Sweet, charming and fun! I liked THE DUKE'S OBSESSION written by Frances Fowlkes! It was well written with lovable characters, especially Edward, a hero who was the perfect gentleman. It's the story of a duke, Edward, who falls in love with an American heiress named Daphne. The story was a quick rea ...more

By Patty May 14, 2014

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What does an English Duke do when he is enslaved by a gutsy, cheeky and math crazy American girl? He takes her on a most EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

Miss Daphne Farrington lives a life of numbers. The number 10 is for calming and soothing her and the number 6 is for sin and imperfection. ...more

By Stacy May 12, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I love strong and sassy heroines and Daphne certainly was one. Her smartness was intriguing and instead of being told she was witty and smart it was shown to us. Her disgust with the English aristocracy was understandable even though sometimes frustrating. It made her bli ...more

By Krystal May 10, 2014

This was a fairly quick read, filled with interesting characters, lots of witty dialog, and even enough plot twists to keep the story moving at a steady pace.

I found Daphne to be different from other female leads of this genre, not because she was an American, but because she had such a deep unders ...more

By Marcie July 08, 2014

Miss Daphne Farrington hates English Aristocracy. She's thinks they're all stuck up snobs. When her paths cross with Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, she is certain that she is right. However she needs Edward's help to clear her brother's name. He agrees to help, but only if he can try to convince ...more

THE DUKE'S OBSESSION by Frances Fowlkes is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1818 London.

Meet, Miss Daphne Farrington and Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly. This is the tale of an American Heiress and a Duke intent to change her prejudices toward the English, most especially him.

Fast pac ...more

By Rosemary May 14, 2014

The Duke's Obsession is a very enjoyable romance. Daphne Farrington is intelligent, feisty and determined, but she is not welcome in British society. She is American and her father is in trade. Her champion is Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly. She touches his soul. He is all that is good and honest ...more

By Amira July 21, 2014

This book was a quick read for me. The characters kept me engaged, and what I liked the most was how different our heroine Daphne was from the wilting flowers of the ton. I know it was her Americanism and her which made her stand out, but her character was well drawn.There were times she was frustra ...more

By Chelsea May 30, 2014

This historical romance was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, adorable, with a clever American heroine who hates the English and a proper English Duke who usually obeys his mother in all things, and desperately wants a wife who sees him for himself.

It didn't really tread new ground, but instea ...more

By Ginger May 08, 2014

This was my very first Entangled experience. I thoroughly enjoyed curling up with this book at night. The story of Daphne and Edward was a fantastic escape at the end of a busy day. The banter, the chemistry, and the history lesson that was woven into the tale left me wanting to know more of how the ...more

By Lily June 18, 2014

Very well-written novel. Daphne and Edward are both really likable main characters. It's a sweet, more traditional-style historical romance (but there's still some nice sexual tension throughout). ...more

By Beckey May 18, 2014

Great historical romance, full review on my blog
Book was received for an honest review. 4.5 stars ...more

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Frances Fowlkes

About the author

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Frances Fowlkes

After viewing her all-time favorite love story, "Anne of Green Gables", at the impressionable age of ten, Frances Fowlkes has been obsessed with affable boy-next door heroes, red-heads, and romance stories with lots of "highfaluting mumbo jumbo" written within their pages. It only seems natural then that she married the boy who used to pull on her curls in her high school English class, had not one, but THREE red-headed boys, and penned multiple love stories with bits of flowery prose. When not writing, Frances loves spending time with her family, fangirling, and planning her next vacation. Frances Fowlkes, originally a northern mid-westerner, now lives in the southeast with her ardent hero of a husband, three playful and rambunctious boys, and one spoiled standard poodle. A self-professed Anglophile and summa cum laude graduate of LeTourneau University, Frances Fowlkes combines her passion for happily-ever-afters with her interests in both American and English histories.

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