Always Be My Duchess is a fun, romantic read with passion, depth, and heart. I always enjoy Amalie Howard’s books. Lysander and Genevieve are lovely characters; I was instantly drawn to the couple. Lysander is an extremely wealthy Duke and a highly successful businessman. Lysander is brilliant and has a mental-behavioral disorder. Lysander has difficulty discerning and expressing emotions, among other challenges. People underestimate Lysander and perceive him as cold and stern. Lysander is a fantastic character. Lysander’s favorite novel is Wuthering Heights, something we have in common!
Genevieve is a ballerina down on her luck. Genevieve has integrity, intelligence, and a big heart. Genevieve is feisty and has a temper. She is Lysander’s exact opposite. Genevieve’s passionate nature confuses Lysander and frustrates her. I love Genevieve’s fire; she is Lysander’s opposite but takes effort to try to understand him.
Lysander and Genevieve set the page on fire. The couple’s chemistry is off-the-charts. Lysander and Genevieve’s romantic journey is rocky at best, but I loved going on this exciting path with them. The plot flowed well and was a page-turner. I read this book quickly, not wanting to put it down. The story has elements of the movie “Pretty Woman,” which gives the novel sparkle. Always Be My Duchess is the first book in the Taming Of The Dukes series. I am excited about this series; many secondary characters are introduced, and I can’t wait to read their stories. I eagerly look forward to the next installment! Amalie Howard creates passionate, romantic magic!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: July 12, 2022