Friday, February 6, 2015

#Review: WHAT A DEVILISH DUKE DESIRES by Vicky Dreiling

4.5 of 5 stars

Lucy Longmore's family has fallen on hard times and she is forced to work to support herself and her grandmother. Lucy will do whatever it takes to keep a roof over their head. When Harry Norcliffe helps Lucy escape from a would-be bandit, he's intrigued by the strong-willed young woman. Will Lucy's pride stand in the way of Harry's offer to help? 

I loved the banter between Lucy and Harry. It was delightful to see such a strong and independent heroine. It was rare for young ladies of the time to be anything but what the men in their lives told them to be. Lucy was fierce in her love for her grandmother, her friends and her independence. Harry was such a likeable rake. Their story kept me turning the pages although I did figure out the ending long before the end of the book. My only complaint was that the thread of Lucy's friends was totally absent at the conclusion. I would have loved to seen a sentence or two about what happened to Mary and Evelyn. Aside from that, the book was thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. Fans of regency romances should definitely pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Amazon Pre-order link - Available February 24, 2015