New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan continues her bestselling Rogue Files series with this captivating romance that will thrill her many fans.
She doesn’t care about love…
Despite being surrounded by her happily wed sisters, Nora Langley prefers botany to ballrooms and would rather spend a lifetime in her laboratory than consider affairs of the heart. An expert herbalist, Nora has been masquerading as her late physician father for years, dispensing invaluable medical advice. She corresponds with people all over the world, including an old army colonel. But when the man shows up on her doorstep, he is nothing like she expected—he is a young, handsome heir to a dukedom who suddenly threatens everything she holds dear.
He only cares about duty…
Constantine Sinclair arrives on the Langley doorstep in a desperate bid to save the woman who raised him, the Duchess of Birchwood … only to discover that the venerable doctor he expected is a bold and lovely charlatan. Furious at the deception, he vows to reveal her secrets. Determined to prove her skills, Nora promises to save the duchess in exchange for Con keeping her secret. Con reluctantly agrees… and soon Nora’s brilliant, headstrong ways are throwing his carefully controlled life into chaos. What happens when the rigid soldier begins to lose his grip on his heart?
Seriously Fun to Read
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+. All opinions are my own. The Duke Effect by Sophie Jordan is the seventh book in her delightful Rogue Files series. All of the books in this series are fun to read, balancing the perfect amounts of steam, humour and angst.
I would recommend reading books five and six before reading this one as they involve heroines from the same family, and while Sophie Jordan does an excellent job of filling in the background, I feel that you will find more delight in this book if you have read the previous stories. Nora Langley, the youngest of the Langley sisters, is a healer and had women been allowed to attend medical school, she would have become a physician in her own right instead of merely assisting her father with his patients. Lonely and not really understood by her family, she has been continuing the correspondence begun by her father before his death. When ducal heir Constantine Sinclair arrives at her door looking for her father, who specialized in alleviating pain, her deception is revealed, and Constantine threatens to expose her. Nora follows him back to London, convinced that she can help the Duchess of Birchwood. The path to HEA for these two seeming opposites is not a smooth one, especially when it turns out the aphrodisiac qualities of the pain medication Nora created for her sister also work on men. I enjoyed this book immensely. Steam Level: Medium. Publishing Date: October 26, 2020. #TheDukeEffect #SophieJordan #HistoricalRomance #RogueFiles #KissingBooks #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #BooksOfHCC #bookstagram #bookstagrammer