The Way to a Duke's Heart
Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, is running out of time, running from his responsibilities, and running from love. Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a life of decadent pleasure, free of any care for propriety or responsibility. It comes as a terrible shock to learn that he might be... show more
Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, is running out of time, running from his responsibilities, and running from love. Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a life of decadent pleasure, free of any care for propriety or responsibility. It comes as a terrible shock to learn that he might be stripped of everything, thanks to his father's scandalous past. He has no choice but to find the blackmailer who would ruin him—and his only link to the villain is a woman who may be part of the plot… To save his fortune and title, he vows he'll stop at nothing—in fact, he's all too eager to unravel the beautiful, tart-tongued Tessa Neville. She intrigues him and tempts him like no other lady ever has. With only his heart to guide him, and keenly aware that his entire future is at stake, Charles must decide: is she the woman of his dreams, or an enemy in disguise?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Truth About the Duke (#3)
I really enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy, but I couldn't get into this one at all. All three have the same core conflict, which gossip rags have dubbed the "Durham Dilemma": the sons of the deceased Duke of Durham must expose a blackmailer and find proof that their father wasn't a bigami...
Charles de Lacey had a massive falling out with his father, the Duke of Durham, because when he was 22, Charlie wanted to marry a penniless girl of unsuitable family, and his father made sure the marriage never happened. Now Charlie's father is dead, and he discovers that the late duke also had a yo...
Review from Queen of Swords Book Reviews. LIKED: * Tessa has a dark past but not super-dark. Her actions and interactions are proportionate to the level of her trauma. I find this a refreshing change from heroines who make really dumb outlandish decisions or put up insurmountable barriers based on...
I read and enjoyed the prequel and Gerald's story and expected to enjoy this one just as much. However, I had problems with the hero Charles in this piece. I remember not thinking much of him in Blame It On Bath and hoping he wouldn't get his story. I was eventually able to tolerate his character...
I think somewhere down the line I may owe Caroline Linden an apology. I was convinced when starting The Way to a Duke’s Heart that I wouldn’t like Charles de Lacey at all. From his previous appearances he seemed too selfish, too indolent, and so removed from his family’s struggle to solve the Durha...