A Duke of Her Own
A duke must choose wisely . . . Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After... show more
A duke must choose wisely . . . Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is inclined to agree. Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field . . . But in the bedroom. And the heart.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 28th 2009
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
, Georgian Romance
Series: Desperate Duchesses (#6)
While most of it was quite engaging, there were times when it just seemed a bit forced. Overall I did find it enjoyable and the two main characters were mostly entertaining, though I didn't really have a solid engagement with them or with what they looked like.Leopold Dautry, Duke of Villiers is de...
I liked this one quite a bit, but there should have been way more groveling at the end. It did make me cry at one point (when the dog was injured), which is a rarity for me.
It's been years since I read this genre. Absence did not make the heart grow fonder.
I had originally given this four stars, but after thinking about it I decided to up it to five. This is definitely a book I could see myself reading again.With most romance series, it's easy to pick up a book and read it as a stand alone. You could definitely read Villiers' book as a stand alone, bu...
Really...someone like Leopoldo would spot a mad woman a mile away? I liked Eleanor but this book dragged on for me. Even Villers couldn't hold my attention. And 6 illegitimate children. really.