How To Deceive a Duke3 star



The Intriguing Love Story of Two Strong Characters

By Lecia Cornwall
Avon, $7.99, 373 pages, 3.5 stars

After hearing that she is to be married to the most improper rake in all of England, Meg’s sister runs. The match would have helped their struggling family financially and Meg is curious about the rumors surrounding the infamous Duke of Temberlay. Gathering her courage, she concocts a plan to marry him herself and save her family from destitution.

The Duke could care less who his grandmother picks as his bride. All he needs is financial stability. Nicholas Hartley has the scars of battle to conquer on top of investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding his brother’s death, so marriage is the last thing on his mind. But when he realizes that he has been tricked by Meg, he knows he must pay more attention to his fiery wife.

Steamy love scenes and multi-faceted characters add substance to the relationship between the couple. With mystery in the backdrop, and plenty of action on the forefront, the writing is strong enough to hold the different parts of the story together and move the plot forward. Transitions may be awkward in some scenes, but overall this is a great love story between two very strong-willed characters.

Reviewed by Isabel Hernandez

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