Read: September 2017
The Girl Meets Duke series
- The Duchess Deal
When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…
I always look so forward to a new Tessa Dare book. She’s one of my most favourite authors and one of the authors I go to when I need a good laugh, a good swoon, and want to have a nice relaxing read. I had started this one on the Friday of a weekend and loved it SO much. It was the best book I could pick to read on a busy weekend and immediately relaxed me when I sat down to read – if only I didn’t have to put it down to do other things!
This book was AWESOME. I feel like Tessa’s books just get better and better but this book really reminded me of her Spindle Cove series. Right off the bat I was laughing and I didn’t stop laughing! It’s not like this book is pure comedy, but just the little quips and the banter between Emma and Ash was perfection. This is one of those books where you just know they’re going to get together in the end, so it’s predictable, but Tessa makes the journey so much fun and her characters are so compelling. I was sad to see this one end, but it’s the beginning of a series so there’s just going to be that much more fun!
I can’t wait to read The Governess Game!