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Forever My Duke is the second novel in a brand new Regency romance series from Olivia Drake about rakish dukes and the governesses who steal their hearts.
“I find Miss Fanshawe to be quite charming—for an American.”—The Prince Regent
Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife—an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom.
But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who must be a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him…despite his being a duke?
The fluffy second regency romance in Drake's Unlikely Duchesses series (after The Duke I Once Knew) features a refreshing heroine but a lackluster hero. Feisty American school teacher Natalie Fanshawe abhors the foibles of the British aristocracy. But when her best friend dies, Natalie must travel to England to fulfill her deathbed promise to deliver newly orphaned six-year-old Leo into the arms of his grandfather, a peer of the realm. Once in England, an ice storm strands Natalie and Leo in the same inn as Hadrian Ames, the haughty Duke of Clayton. Though Hadrian is on his way to propose to another woman and Natalie is considered an old maid at 26, sparks fly between them from their first meeting. Natalie's disdainful, outsider's view of the peerage adds a new complication to typical regency tropes, but Hadrian is painted with broad strokes that will keep readers from fully embracing him as a love interest. Still, this light outing is sure to keep returning readers invested in the series.