The Book Corner 11/14/19: Olivia Drake’s Forever My Duke
Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake. Book 2 in the Unlikely Duchess series. My copy from Netgalley. Available Dec. 31, 2019.
Amazon’s blurb: Forever
My Duke is the second novel in a brand new Regency romance series from
Oliva Drake about rakish dukes and the governesses who steal their hearts.
“I find Miss Fanshawe to be quite charming – for an American.” – The Prince Regent
Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife – an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom.
But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who must be a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him… despite his being a duke?
My Review: Natalie is attempting to return her charge to her deceased best friend’s English relatives who are having none of it. The Duke of Clayton is searching for a bride and stumbles upon the two of them at an inn. Hearing where their journeying to, he offers them his own transportation when theirs falls through, as he is on his way to meet his “future bride.” However, he finds her a mere child compared to Natalie. Though she despises the English for their suspected attack on their village and causing the death of many, Natalie finds herself drawn to the Duke. Can the two make a go of things?