School for Dukes, Book 3
From the publisher:
USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell returns with her third book in the sexy School for Dukes series.
Raised in the countryside by her overprotective uncle, Miss Mina Penny’s dream of a triumphant London season is finally here. She determined her perfect match long ago: Rafe Bentley, the wickedest rake of them all. There’s only one very large, very unyielding obstacle: Rafe’s brother Drew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon.
This was supposed to be simple. Duke goes to London. Duke selects suitable bride. Love match? Not a chance. But when Drew meets Mina, she complicates everything. How can a lady armed with such beauty and brains fall for his irresponsible degenerate of a brother? Drew vows to save her from heartbreak and ruin, no matter the cost.
But Mina is no damsel in distress. She’s daring, intuitive, passionate…and halfway to melting Drew’s cold heart. And although Mina thought she knew exactly what she wanted, one breathtakingly seductive kiss from Drew changes everything. Now Mina must decide between long-held dreams and dangerous new desires. Could her true destiny lie in the arms of a duke?
I read the second book in this series but somehow missed the first (what else is new!) I have it loaded on my Kindle and ready to go because I really liked the books in this series (and her other series) that I’ve read. So the first book is What a Difference a Duke Makes and is followed by For the Duke’s Eyes Only and then this one. In case you want to read in order.
Mina is a twenty-first century feminist stuck in the 18th century but not really letting that stop her. She is determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a spy, even though both her parents were killed while engaged in their work. But she is not exactly like the mother she idolizes, only it takes a Duke to show her the error of her ways.
There is a lot of sex in this book and it is well done. I guess there is just too much twenty-first century in here to be truly believable as historical fiction, but really who cares when the story is funny, sexy and moves quickly. You can’t help but root for the damaged hero and heroine to find their way to one another. And for once, you can really judge this book by its cover as it is perfect – and that is not something I think happens very often.
If you like humor, sex, and adventure in your romance, you will love this book as much as I did. I will read the first book soonest and review.
7/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
ONE FINE DUKE by Lenora Bell. Avon (July 23, 2019). ISBN 978-0062913074. 304p.