Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders. Given the state of the world and The Post Office, we are strongly recommending that you use USPS flat rate shipping at this time to ensure the quickest and most accurate delivery.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
Questions about orders (or anything) can be directed to email@example.com
Finally, now is a great time to think about becoming a Patron of the store.
There is already a ton of cool content you can check out on our page. Including 12 original short stories from some amazing romance authors. Vlogs and other fun stuff. We know this is not an option for everyone and that's totally okay and understandable. But if you're looking for a way to help, this is a great option.
We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
A Duke Like No Other (Playful Brides #9) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 9 in the Playful Brides series.
- #1: The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides #1) (MP3 CD): $29.99
- #2: The Accidental Countess (Playful Brides #2) (MP3 CD): $29.99
- #3: The Unlikely Lady (Playful Brides #3) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #4: The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides #4) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #5: The Untamed Earl (Playful Brides #5) (Paperback): $22.99
- #6: The Legendary Lord (Playful Brides #6) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #7: Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides #7) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #8: The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides #8) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #10: Kiss Me at Christmas: Playful Brides (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #11: No Other Duke But You: A Playful Brides Novel (Mass Market): $7.99
A 2018 Daphne du Maurier finalist
First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it’s the other way 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. Aside from the small matter of not actually wanting to be wed, Mark faces another troubling problem: he already has a wife.
Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent ten contented years in France without her husband—and without regret. When Mark asks her to return to London and play the part of his beloved wife, she sees her chance. But neither of them is prepared for news that will throw Mark’s future into chaos…nor the undeniable desire they’ve rekindled. Maybe happily-ever-after can happen the second time around in A Duke Like No Other, the next Regency romance from Valerie Bowman.
Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides novels are:
“Wholly satisfying.”—USA Today
“Smart and sensual…readers will be captivated.”—RT Book Reviews
About the Author
Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps! Since her debut in 2012, Valerie's books have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She's been an RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas calls them, "Too delightful to miss!"
Valerie has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in history from Smith College. By day, she is a technical editor at a computer software company. By night, she combines her love of writing, history, and romance to craft stories about people falling in love.
Originally from Rantoul, Illinois, Valerie lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she's not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV or PBS.
"Fans of second-chance romance will be charmed from the first chapter. " — Kirkus on A Duke Like No Other
"Chock-full of charm." - BookPage on A Duke Like No Other
"Readers are sure to be enthralled." - RT Reviews Top Pick on A Duke Like No Other
"Another entertaining entry in Bowman’s fanciful and fun Playful Brides series." - Booklist on A Duke Like No Other