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The Duke And I (TV Tie-In) 柏捷頓家族:名門韻事

料號(EAN): 9780063078697
ISBN: 9780063078697
作 者: Quinn, Julia
出 版 社: Harper Collins USA
出版日期: 2021/2/15
頁 數: 480
長 寬 高: 177x119x32mm
語 系: 英文
裝 訂: 平裝
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In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince-while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society-just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm-at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...





在攝政院倫敦的舞廳和客廳裡,到處都是規矩。從一開始,貴族的孩子們就學習怎麼跟伯爵說話或怎麼在王子面前行屈膝禮--而上流社會其他的規矩更是不言可喻。舉止合宜的公爵應該專橫而高傲;年輕適婚的淑女應該待人親和……可是又不能過度親和。
 
達芙妮•布里傑頓在待人方面總是無法達標。在家中情感親密的八個孩子中排行第四,她與倫敦最宜結婚的年輕男子建立了友誼。大家都喜歡她的善良和機智,但沒有人真的想把她當作結婚的對象。對此,她也實在是誠實地有點白目,她不願在紳士們面前賣弄風情。
 
待人親和同樣不是哈斯廷公爵西蒙•巴塞特的本色。他最近從國外回到英國,打算迴避婚姻和社交圈--就像他冷酷的父親在他童年時迴避他,帶給他痛苦一樣。然而,他與好友妹妹的相遇讓他得到了機會。如果達芙妮願意假裝讓他追求,西蒙就可以阻絕那些在他面前推銷女兒的媽媽們。在此同時,達芙妮可以看到她的前景和聲譽的飆升。這個計劃剛開始時進行得很順利。但是在倫敦精英們五光十色、斐短流長的殘酷世界中,只有一件事可以確定:愛情將打破每一條成規……

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