William and Beatrice are two of the most charismatic, original, organic characters I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The story is eye-catching and entertaining. William and Beatrice shone so brightly within the pages. This is a character-driven plot, and William and Beatrice demand attention from the beginning.
Willian was a lovely character. He is emotionally closed off due to a traumatic past. As a Duke, he is powerful and arrogant, yet he is also forward-thinking and open-minded. I loved how earnestly William listened to Beatrice. William could not say love in words and thought he was incapable of the emotion when in reality, he conveyed it through actions for his family and Beatrice. It took a long time for William to realize this; his journey of self-discovery was enjoyable to read.
Beatrice is fiercely independent and is devoted to fighting for women’s rights. Beatrice has her future planned out. She wants to champion her causes and never marry…unless it is for love. When Beatrice finds herself in dire circumstances, she is forced to act against everything she is fighting for. Beatrice’s humbling experience from being well off and happy to destitute and scared was exquisite.
I enjoyed how the couple’s intellectual connection developed alongside the passion. I loved the verbal sparring and witty dialogue. Much Ado About Dukes is the second book in the Never A Wallflower series. Eva Devon has created an intellectual, passionate world for two vivid, endearing characters. This book caught my attention early on, and I loved turning every page!
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: August 23, 2022