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The Princess Stakes (Daring Dukes) (Mass Market)
"Vivid, sensual and beautifully written"—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
Born to an Indian maharaja and a British noblewoman, Princess Sarani Rao has it all: beauty, riches, and a crown. But when Sarani's father is murdered, her only hope is the next ship out—captained by the boy she once loved…and spurned.
Captain Rhystan Huntley, the reluctant Duke of Embry, is loath to give up his life at sea. But duty is calling him home, and this is his final voyage. Leave it to fate that the one woman he's ever loved must escape to England on his ship.
"The PRINCESS STAKES came along just when I needed it most. There's star-crossed, swoony, steamy love, true to the genre—but there's also a subtle, searing focus on racism, colorism, and what it means to belong that is rare for a historical romance, which elevates it to a unique and truly resonant read."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
AMALIE HOWARD is the author of the Publishers Weekly bestseller, The Beast of Beswick, which Entertainment Weekly touted as “bursting with shrewd banter, inventively sexy interludes, and emotion with a capital E.” She is the co-author of the #1 bestsellers in regency romance and Scottish historical romance, My Hellion, My Heart and What A Scot Wants, and has also penned several award-winning young adult novels, critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, School Library Journal, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Kid’s INDIE NEXT selection. Of Indo-Caribbean descent, she has written articles on multicultural fiction for The Portland Book Review and Ravishly magazine. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.amaliehoward.com.
"Vivid, sensual and beautifully written, The Princess Stakes by Amalie Howard is a compelling read by a talented new author. Amalie Howard tells a story with self-assured style, wit, and energy, making the book impossible to put down. Her writing sparkles!" — Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
"Amalie Howard is the fresh voice historical romance needs right now. She deftly marries a classic trope to an original plot and the effect is superb! Her prose is delightful, her writing masterful, her characters unforgettable, and THE PRINCESS STAKES is unputdownable. I will read every word she writes." — Kerrigan Byrne, USA Today bestselling author
"Readers looking for historical escapism will be swept up in Sarani and Rhystan’s high-seas adventures." — Library Journal