One Dance with a Duke - Tessa Dare

One Dance with a Duke

Artist Tessa Dare

  • Release Date: 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 82 Ratings


In One Dance with a Duke—the first novel in Tessa Dare’s delightful new trilogy—secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.
A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?

From the Paperback edition.


  • One of the best

    By Bev the reader
    This is my third time reading this book and I can't get enough. I have read just about all of Tessa Dare's books and can't get enough. The characters are well written and not caricatures of the time. I like this couple and wish there was a follow up story for the Duke and Amelia.
  • Worth reading twice

    By Jnelle87
    What a fun, entertaining, endearing, romantic book. Great characters, great story-I had to read it twice.
  • One dance with a Duke

    By Armik B
    Loved this book, so glad when Amelia finally cut the cord with her brother cannot wait to read the next book.
  • Wonderful story!

    By aannii61
    Truly enjoyed this book. Great hero and heroine!