The Duke’s Unexpected Bride written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and in paperback format from 4th May 2017.
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From country miss…to London duchess!
Sophie Trevelyan has been enjoying her visit to London, even if her closest companion is an overweight pug! Then she encounters the dashing Duke of Harcourt, who intrigues her more than is strictly proper…
Max knows he must marry. He’s looking for the opposite of his high-spirited fiancée, who died some years ago, so he tries to keep his distance from bubbly Sophie. But when her life is endangered, Max feels compelled to rescue her…with a very unexpected proposal!
This was my first introduction to the words of Lara Temple and it was such a treat. A ravishing Regency romp with wonderful charm, characters, gripping dramatic storyline, a history that was tied to 3 men that left each one damaged, a sensual desirable coupling with so much chemistry they can’t help but be drawn to each other and not forgetting a podgy, stubborn little dog called Marmaduke.
Sophie Trevelyan was staying at her Aunt’s house in London. Her country ways from her home in Devon wasn’t enough to prepare her for society in London but Sophie held a compassion in her heart and her openness with people soon charmed them. Sophie’s first hurdle though was to try and gain trust in her Aunt’s favourite pet, a podgy little pug that was stubborn and lazy called Marmaduke.
I loved how the author, Lara Temple, fitted this wonderful furry friend in this story. Marmaduke’s personality in a way reflected in Max’s (Duke of Harcourt).
When Sophie met Max she was astonished with him and was left almost speechless with his supreme statuesque handsome features. One of my favourite quotes by Lara was about Max with Sophie stating he was
so unfairly male
A friendship of sorts blossomed between the pair but Sophie was so different to the ladies that were paraded in front of him with the hope of becoming his Duchess.
The storyline held a darkness within it and a stunning seductress had three men at her beck and call but her greed was to be her downfall. Years later these men were still beholden to this temptress and walls were built around their heart and soul. It had to be a special woman to break down the wall that Max had built around himself. However, Sophie’s life became in peril bringing a whole new twist to the darkness that has surrounded these three men.
A very delectable romance that oozed chemistry with class 5/5*
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