Duke, Actually

Duke, Actually is a novel by Jenny Holliday.

Jenny Holliday

There's a royal wedding on, and things are about to get interesting.

Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas. He's been dumped by a princess, he's unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in. In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he's determined to befriend before their best friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century.

Newly single, no-nonsense New Yorker Dani is done with love — she even has a list entitled "Things I Will Never Again Do for a Man"—which is why she hits it off with notorious rake Max. He's the perfect partner for snow angels in Central Park and deep conversations about the futility of love. Falling in love was never part of the plan. (From Avon)

Jenny Holiday grew up in Minnesota but now lives in London, Ont. She's been nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award and is a USA Today bestselling author. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post and NPR.