Saturday, 6 August 2016

Rae reads... How the Duke was Won by Lenora Bell

About the book:

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.
Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?
She is not like the others . . .
Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:
* Be the perfect English rose (Ha!)
* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure)
* Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try)
* Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting)
When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

My thoughts:

I am a fan of historical romance so when I saw the description for How the Duke was Won I was pretty sure I would enjoy it.

So first of all I have to say I loved the chemistry between the two leads. It was feisty, flirty and sizzling at times. I thought Charlene was a great heroine who I really hoped would get her happy ending. James was perfect as the hero his personality was a good mix of arrogance and charm.

The story was fun to see play out and I wondered how the truth would finally be revealed. I liked the pace of the book and I never felt bored or distracted whilst reading. The interactions between James and Charlene were filled with tension which added to the storyline.


I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by Lenora Bell especially in the Disgraceful Dukes series!

How the Duke was Won is an enjoyable and fun story that left me with a smile!

Four and a half stars from me!

Thank you to Piatkus & Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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