Christy Carlyle concludes her Duke’s Den series with this sparkling romance about two reluctant allies intent on following the rules and breaking every single one.
His Only Regret…
Rhys Forester, the new Duke of Claremont, lives his life by four words: Enjoy All, Regret Nothing. He’s devoted to the pleasure of his wild soirees, reckless behavior, and shocking the ton with his interests in trade. The debts that come with his title don’t fit the carefree lifestyle he’s created and when he’s forced to return to his family’s estate, he’s also forced to confront his one and only regret: the beautiful girl he left behind.
May Be Falling in Love…
Arabella Prescott has been the belle of more balls than she cares to remember. After three seasons and five rejected proposals, she’s done with the marriage mart. Bella’s hopes to live a comfortable life, alone, come crashing down when her parents demand she marry. But her salvation may come in the form of the man she hates the most.
Bella has never forgiven Rhys for what he did to her, but desperate times call for fake engagements. With a few dozen rules, their scheme begins, but it’s not long before the former enemies find themselves breaking every single rule, including the most important of them all: don’t fall in love…
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Fake Engagement and Second Chance at Love
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. Nothing Compares to the Duke is the third book in Christy Carlyle’s excellent series The Duke’s Den. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I do highly recommend the first two books in the series. Rhys Forester is now the Duke of Claremont, but the estate matters are in a mess, his steward has gone missing, and he can’t make heads or tails of the account books as he suffers from what I believe is dyslexia. He turns to the one person he trusts to help him Arabella Prescott, his childhood friend and confidante from whom he’s been estranged for the last five years. Arabella Prescott had her heart broken on her 18th birthday when she encountered Rhys in flagrante delicto with another woman at her party. Since that time, she’s earned a reputation for being cold and unfeeling, having turned down several marriage proposals. The story has three of my favourite tropes … a fake engagement … a second chance at love … and friends to lovers as they learn to become friends again after being apart for so long. With a smart and adventurous heroine and a flawed but sexy hero who’s willing to become her hero, this book is one I thoroughly enjoyed. Medium Steam. Publishing Date May 26, 2020 #NothingComparesToTheDuke #ChristyCarlyle #HistoricalRomance #AvonBooks #HarperCollinsCanada #bookstagram