Title: Forever My Duke (Unlikely Duchesses #2)
Author: Olivia Drake
An intriguing tale of an unlikely love match between a young American female and a very proper and staid English Duke. Our heroine finds herself in the company of our hero while looking for her six year old charge. She had made a promise to the lad's mother, as she was dying, that the boy would be delivered to his grandfather a pious English Earl. The two had been estranged for 10 years since she had married an untitled vicar and migrated to America. Our hero is quite stricken by the upstart who treats him as an equal rather than seeing him as above her in station. Can our hero manage to overcome the many obstacles and capture the fair maidens heart? This was a excellent story which moved with a steady flow without being redundant.
I have rated this book 4 stars.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife—an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom.
But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who must be a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him…despite his being a duke?
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 31st 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Shortly after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, Olivia Drake sold her first novel two weeks after sending it to a publisher. She now lives in Texas in a cozy cottage with two feisty cats and a photographer husband. Her two daughters have flown the nest, but still come back whenever they want a home-cooked meal!