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One forbidden night…
It’s 1816 and nineteen-year-old Eliza Melrose, daughter of a printing magnate, is about to be launched into London’s high society – much to her distaste, the last thing she wants is a husband.
But then she meets the youngest son of the late Duke of Chester, a disgraced nobleman who is shrouded in mystery and proving quite impossible to resist!
As the season begins, Eliza is shocked to discover that she won’t even be given the chance to choose her own husband – and that the Melrose family fortune hangs in the balance…
But will she risk everything for just one night with the Duke?
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Narrated by: Aurora Dawson-Hunte
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in England, where she lives with her husband, boys and Theo the Doberman. She is a self-professed daydreamer, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories with addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers. She’s a proud #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a Sunday Times Bestseller, and her work is published in over twenty-five languages across the world. You can learn more about Jodi & her words at www.jodiellenmalpas.co.uk
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This story is like a Jane Austin novel with a dash of 21st-century women’s lib, and I loved it!
I started my romance reader journey a long time ago with historical romance, so coming back to regency England was like curling up with a warm cup of tea and a cozy chair. And the way that Ms. Malpas describes Belmore Square was beautifully done.
This is the story of Eliza and the Duke of Chester, Johnny Winters.
Eliza is headstrong and opinionated and doesn’t take well to living in London and Belmore Square. She longs for her humble beginnings living in the country but doesn’t fault her father for wanting to better the family. I loved her strength and her perseverance, and her inner dialogue when dealing with the moody duke was perfect.
Johnny has dealt with a horrible blow to his family, and the rumor mill has casted him in a dismal light. He lives in the shadows and darkness, with no apologies or quarter given. When he meets Eliza, he sees a bit of light in his darkness.
The push and pull of Eliza and Johnny’s relationship had me both cheering and wanting to shake some sense into them. But they come through beautifully, swoony and steamy!
I am so looking forward to the next story in this series!