The Duke Gets Desperate The Duke Gets Desperate
Book 1 - Sirens in Silk

The Duke Gets Desperate

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Diana Quincy returns with a steamy affair between an Arab-American woman who inherits a run-down castle in the English countryside and the duke who asserts the castle is his, in the first book in a brand-new Victorian historical romance series.

Anthony Cary, Duke of Strickland, inherits his spendthrift father’s title and can finally restore the family castle to its former glory. But at the reading of the will, Strick is stunned to learn that his father has secretly disentailed him, leaving the family manor—home to twelve generations of dukes—to Strick’s American stepmother. Everyone knows Strick detests the dowager duchess, and when she dies mysteriously, damning rumors start to surface. 

When Raya Darwish unexpectedly inherits her glamorous late cousin’s castle in the English countryside, she clashes with the charismatic young duke who insists the castle is rightfully his. The estate is practically bankrupt, so she must find a way to work with the duke in order to save both of their futures.

The two cannot stand each other, but mutual disdain soon gives way to desire. When questions arise about how her cousin died, Raya cannot help wondering if Strick’s sudden unbridled passion for her is part of a scheme to get his castle back...  

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2023
September 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Avon
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

AbadWallflower ,

Scandals and spice

How crazy and destined would it be to travel to England then having real estate??? Arab-American Raya Darwish was that lucky gal and the handsome Duke of Strickland is attached to the castle in “The Duke Gets Desperate by Diana Quincy!

I enjoyed this quick read! The bickering gives us life as much as it gave the MCs life. I enjoyed learning about Arab beliefs, culture, and words. Raya may have been enterprising however Strick also had a passion that relayed historical knowledge through storytelling. And yes, you can expect scandals and spice!

If you enjoy reads with good fortune, enemies to lovers, day-nice and night-spice, fortunate run-ins, secrets, mystery, business savvy women, blacksmith aristocrats, and fated mates then I highly recommend this book!

Thank you to Net Galley, Avon, and Harper Voyager US for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

Jnelle87 ,

Desperately bland

This book was ok. The whole story took place in one setting and it was uninspiring. The H and h bickered mildly and childishly thru ought the book. Then the h decides she has to randomly return home bc she doesn’t own anything. A mild threat nearly happens and she changes her mind. Meh

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