I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell
Published by Piatkus on April 26, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
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The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive… but only one can become a duchess.
James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.
Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?
She is not like the others…
Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke’s proposal. All she must do is:
* Be the perfect English rose [Ha!]
* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns [blast Lady Dorothea’s sylph-like figure]
* Charm and seduce a wild duke [without appearing to try]
* Keep said duke far, far from her heart [no matter how tempting]
When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.
How the Duke was Won was an enjoyable frothy romance read that swept me off my feet. I knew what to expect from this book and I wasn’t disappointed.
This is a funny, sweet and sexy as hell story that is fun to read on a rainy Sunday as a bit of escapism. The characters were all so likeable, and I fell in love with them instantly. I wish that we had more of Alice she grew on me as the book continued and I wish that she had played a bigger part (maybe she could appear in her own book? Pretty please?).
I really enjoyed reading this book and I cannot wait to see what the next book has instore. I was sad when I finished this book because I wanted to keep reading forever and ever, so finding out that this is a series is a blessing. Roll on to the next book.
How the Duke was Won is a book for all the historical fans out there, this is one new author worth discovering so please do read!