A duke must choose wisely . . .
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 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 the heart.
Let me start by saying that I wasn't expecting too much out of this book. So far I haven't enjoyed the series (all that much), I enjoyed the previous book though, but overall the series has been a snore fest for me. But this book was surprisingly very entertaining.
I loved the hero and heroine and the way fought their attraction for each other...I thought Villiers was an amazing hero, he didn't intend to follow his heart, but to follow what was best for his children. And heroine's idea of her perfect mate was understandable considering her history, but there were times I wanted to shake her.
It was fast paced, witty and funny. I couldn't put it down.
A Duke of Her Own by Eloisa James (4.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (7/2009); Series: # 6, Desperate Duchesses; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (106);