Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly -
and his choices,alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful
and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.
After all, no other woman really qualifies.
Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing
or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.
Half the ton believes Lisette mad - and Villiers is inclined to agree.
Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and the imagination, Villiers
finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death,
fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the
greatest risk may not be in the dueling field...
But in the bedroom. And in the heart.
Book 6 in the Desperate Duchess series.
The final book in this series and it finished it off brilliantly.
The Duke of Villiers has become a favourite character of mine, and I was curious as to the type of woman that would eventually capture his heart.
Leopold has been hurt in his younger life but he hides it in his arrogance and in his dress.
Eleanor has felt the passion of love but was betrayed and thought she would be without it ever again. The two of them come together for different reasons, but in their developing friendship find that they need and want each other desperately.
Will the Duke be brought to his knees by this beauty?
Will Eleanor ever trust her heart again?
A truly delicious treat to finish off this series.
Wonderfully written, a book you want to finish in a sitting.
I rated this book 4 1/2 stars.
Books in this series in order
An Affair Before Christmas
Duchess by Night
When the Duke Returns
This Duchess of Mine
A Duke of her Own