Sophie and Graham are one of the most popular couples I have written–for good reason! This book wrote itself, as if it couldn’t wait to find out what happened any more than I could!

DUKE MOST WANTED – Heiress Brides Book 3

In the game of love

Sophie Blake’s grandfather willed his fortune to the first of his granddaughters so marry a duke. Since her cousin, Deirdre, will seal the deal any day now, the quiet bookish Sophie can sit back and enjoy her time with the only man she truly adores: Graham. No matter that the part-charmer, part-scoundrel has absolutely no designs on her! Sophie is content to engage Graham in lively conversation, beat him at cards . . . and probe at the darkness hiding behind his rakish smile.

You’ve got to play by heart. . .

Then Graham unexpectedly gains a title, an estate in near ruins and a mountain of debt. If there is any chance of survival he must find a rich wife–quickly. As his hunt for a bride begins, Sophie realizes that she isn’t even in the running. Suddenly no longer content to be a wallflower, Sophie gets a stunning makeover and becomes the belle of the ball. But this beauty has secrets of her own. Will she be

Graham’s salvation, or seal his fate?


“What can Bradley come up with after The Liars Club and the Royal Four? The answer is a humorous romp of marriage mayhem that’s a love and laughtertreat, tinged with heated sensuality and tenderness. This winning combination ensures Bradley’s Heiress Brides series will climb the bestseller charts.”

—Romantic Times Book Reviews

Portraits of our lovers:


Plain, bookish Miss Sophie Blake only came to her first London Season to escape her dreadful home and see a bit of the world. She knows she hasn’t a chance of wedding a duke—until her best friend and object of her most secret affection, Graham, abruptly attains a title and a need for a rich wife! A rich wife she can be, if she can just convince Graham to wed her instead of one of the many Society beauties throwing themselves at his feet. Sophie must set aside her books and translations in order to undergo a complete transformation—from her ginger hair all way down to her size mumble-something feet. Only the wisdom of the famous Lementeur can pull it off. After all, Sophie must compete in world of delicious debutantes and willful widows, all intent on gaining a duke of their own!


Lord Graham Cavendish is a bored youngest son of many, who hasn’t a hope of inheriting until his father and brothers are abruptly wiped out in a hunting accident. (Bull elephant = 4, Cavendish men = 0) Suddenly saddled with the dukedom of Edencourt, faced with responsibility to his estate and his dependents for the first time in his life, Graham realizes that the lone solution is to find a rich wife and find her fast. He puts aside his amusing companionship with the sharp-tongued Sophie to do a little hunting of his own. Women are lining up to be his duchess, after all. The only problem is, the woman he most wants is the one he cannot afford to marry!