Title: The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club #5
Author: Jess Michaels
Stars: 4 stars out of 5
A well told story that has all the right ingredients that one looks for in a historical romance. A Duke who must find a bride, but not just any bride will be acceptable. She must come with an extremely large dowry as his late father had been a gambler and lost the family fortune. In addition there were large outstanding vowels held by persons unknown. At a party he briefly meets (big gasp) a colonial with whom he feels a strong attraction. Unfortunately, the lady in question is only a penniless companion to the heiress with the huge dowry. The reader must root for the underdog and see if true love will conquer greed.
I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a historical romance to read.
I received this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he's keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now: marry for money, and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.
Helena Monroe is the companion to her entitled cousin, and she is miserable. But once she encounters Baldwin on a terrace, her time in England starts to look up. She quickly realizes he believes she is her cousin, and everything starts to fall apart.
Baldwin is now torn between a future that will save his family legacy and one with a woman he is growing increasingly attached to. Will he choose safety or passion, obligation or love?
January 16th 2018 by The Passionate Pen
About The Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.
When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).
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