A duke must choose wisely . . .
Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly—and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.
After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is inclined to agree.
Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field . . .
But in the bedroom. And the heart.
Just got better and better
The first few chapters, I wasn’t sure about this book. I wasn’t sold on the hero or the heroine, or even the set up. When I found out about the kids, I was half expecting one of those cliche books about her winning him over by being such a good mom while he was a terrible absent father. But I was fueled to keep reading by all the positive reviews and let me tell you, those reviews were right. This book was a surprise and I even questioned things myself at some points (who would be the best match for them both?). I hated finishing this book and will be searching the internet for similar book recommendations now. So do yourself a favour (I’m Canadian - it’s spelled correctly) and buy this book.