Desperate Debutantes

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 490 ratings

The Hazards of Hunting a Duke Publisher's Summary

USA Today bestselling author Julia London, "a gifted and versatile author" (Publishers Weekly), introduces a sexy, wildly romantic and emotionally charged new trilogy in which three aristocratic young ladies, upon discovering they are destitute, resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.

When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom.

Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue's life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge. Marriages of convenience work for some, but for Ava a loveless bond won't do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband's demons so that he might be free to choose to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will ever truly desire.

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  • Book 1

    • The Hazards of Hunting a Duke

    • Desperate Debutantes
    • By: Julia London
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom. Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue's life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perpectly pine ip one can porget the letter F

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Perils of Pursuing a Prince

    • Desperate Debutantes
    • By: Julia London
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    From New York Times best-selling author Julia London comes the second novel in her irresistibly romantic Desperate Debutantes trilogy, in which three suddenly destitute aristocratic young ladies must resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ann Flosnik Gave a Great Performance

    • By Lady M on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount

    • Desperate Debutantes
    • By: Julia London
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    Lady Phoebe Fairchild is well aware that the ton would be appalled to learn of a young lady of quality involved in a trade. Therefore, she resorts to selling her beautiful handmade gowns under a fictitious name: Madame Dupree. So when circumstances force her to visit the estate of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield, to design ball gowns for his sisters, she assumes Madame's identity. Phoebe's discomfort in her new position as hired help is nothing compared to her visceral attraction to the viscount himself. Heathenishly handsome and shamelessly seductive, Will invites her to be his mistress - and Phoebe is shockingly tempted to accept.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralled with the 3rd book in the series

    • By Cam on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $24.95