Title: The Duchess Deal
Series: (Girl Meets Duke #1)
Author: Tessa Dare
Date Of Publication: August 22nd, 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Rating: 5 Stars
When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.
His terms are simple:
- They will be husband and wife by night only.
- No lights, no kissing.
- No questions about his battle scars.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
- They will have dinner together every evening.
- With conversation.
- And unlimited teasing.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man
beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from
The Duchess Deal
Tessa Dare's new Girl Meets Duke series is off to a most enchanting start with its first offering, The Duchess Deal.
The contrast between the physically and mentally scarred Duke of Ashbury, and the undeniable "joi de vivre" of his most uncommonly "commoner" of a leading lady, Emma Gladstone gives both reader and writer a very deep emotion in which to frolic.
As the circumstances of what begins as essentially a "wife for hire" situation unfolds.
While it is true that the subject matter of this book may be a little darker than that of Ms. Dare's usual offerings. It is still brimming with her usual tongue-in-cheek humor and laugh-out-loud situational comedy.
Some of the best of which being offered at the hands, or should I say "paws" of Emma's rather surly feline, Breeches.
This Beauty And The Beast styled love affair is a true joy to read. and the love scenes are....
You will note that at no time in this review are support characters alluded to or discussed.
This exclusion is completely intentional on the part of this reviewer. Due to the fact that, while said characters are well written, and necessary to drive the story. The main focus of this read rests solely at the heart of the romantic bubble in which Ash and Emma reside.
This is a story that will put a smile on your face. A song in your heart. And provide proof that "sometimes...the deals that you make with your heart are truly "offers you can't refuse"!
Sign up for Tessa's newsletter and be the first to hear about new books and hot deals! http://tessadare.com/newsletter-signup/
Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice!) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance," and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.
Buy The Book Here