Title: Dukes Are Forever (The Secret Life of Scoundrels)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Anna Harrington
Publisher: Forever, Nov 24, 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Swarthmore, than a little girl’s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy’s estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way-that’s Edward’s plan. But he’s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . . . . . AND WAR Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?
Romance fans rejoice!!! There is a new Romance Writing Diva on deck. Anna Harrington has given us a five star read and it is such a welcome to my winter reading. She can plot, she can bring characters to 3-dimensional life, her sensuous passages are poetry and she does all this in a can’t-put-down book.
Kate is a sweet, naïve country woman who is physician to the village that has no official doctor. She likes her life even though she is desperately in need of money. Edward descends on her farm after ruining her father for reasons of his own and has guardianship of Kate. This is a source of bickering, arguments but underneath is an undeniable attraction. Both of our protagonists have major trust issues that threaten to tear them apart.
The romance is breathtaking and so well written. This book is going on Deet’s Best of 2015 list!
P.S.- The next book in the series centers on Nathaniel Grey, a spy and a Rake, whom we are introduced to in this book. I can’t wait!!!