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.If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell
Published by Piatkus on August 30, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
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After three failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming. She won’t domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt’s Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season.
The duke ruined her plans and he’ll just have to fix them.
Garrett, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage—he uses dalliances and public spectacle to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is fraught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart . . . and he’s losing it to Thea.
I was so excited to read If I Only Had a Duke after the delight that was How the Duke was Won so I leapt at the chance to read it and I wasn’t disappointed.
And I was left swooning over the romance and my heart was melting. It was just gorgeous and spot on. I fell in love with the story, the romance, the setting instantly. And from page one I was hooked.
I was a bit disappointed that the story was so focused on Thea’s and Dalton’s relationship. Which meant that there wasn’t much time left for other characters such as Con and Molly. Also I was a a bit disappointing that we didn’t get to catch up with Charlene but maybe next time?
I wanted this book to go on forever and I cannot wait to see what is happening next in the series. Dazzling, fantastic and beautiful this book had everything I desired and more.
Irresistible, luscious romance, this is the perfect book to read over the bank holiday weekend.