I am always looking for new authors and series to read. I read a lot of really angsty, serious reads but always with a happily ever after. I look for historical romance books that contain humor yet still have depth of story. They are harder to find than you might think. I have been reading a lot of good reviews from this author and had to give it a shot. I am so very glad I did! This is one of my new favorite authors! I absolutely adored this book! This author combined humor, adversity, and burgeoning love to create a delightful read!
The Duchess Deal is book one in the Girl Meets Duke series. I purchased this book and this is my honest review.
This is my first book by this author and I am hooked! I absolutely loved this book. Ms. Dare has become a new favorite author!
Ash is scarred and bitter, Emma destitute and untrusting. They enter into a marriage of convenience. Their journey to a wonderful HEA begins here.
The characters were so vividly described. From Ash’s scars to Emma’s horrid dress, the descriptions of the characters are spot on. They are richly and lovingly written. The plot draws slightly from a fairy tale, but this adds to the story rather than detract. This brings an almost ethereal feeling to the story.
The plot had so much humor, I found myself laughing and smiling. The dialogue was witty and sharp. Where there were many times I laughed, there were also times where the pain the characters felt were palatable. But the heart of the novel was a very passionate love story. It moved fast and the comedic timing was spot on.
This novel grabbed me at the first page. It catches your attention right away and it keeps you drawn in until the last page.
I am so glad I found this author, I will definitely be reading more of her books. I would recommend this novel to lovers of passionate historical romance with a touch of humor.
I love when I take a chance on a new author and it works out so well!
Until next time! Hope you are having a wonderful week!