Release Date: April 30, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
SINGLE LADY SEEKS DUKE
Lady Delilah Montebank has her marital sights set on the Duke of Branville. There’s just one problem: he barely knows she exists. But no matter, she’s got a plan to win him over with her charm, her wit—and perhaps the love potion she has in her possession wouldn’t hurt her cause…
Lord Thomas Hobbs, Duke of Huntley, thinks his best friend Delilah’s quest to become a duchess is ridiculous. He’s always said he’d rather give up all the brandy in London than commit to one person for life. Besides, he knows that Delilah’s love potion can’t possibly win over Branville…since she accidentally gave it to him instead. But perhaps this is the excuse he needs to show her he’s always loved her…
Delilah can’t believe she gave the potion to the wrong duke. Then again, Delilah could do a lot worse than win the hand of her handsome best friend. Could it be that the right duke has been before her eyes all along?
So, I was asked to review this one, and after reading the synopsis I signed right up. Then I waited a while to read it, and forgot what it was all about, so I went in a little blind. I was quickly reminded why I picked this one up, the plot line is an adorable idea. I like how unconventional Delilah is! She makes for a hilariously fun female lead. Her mother is a horrid person, but she has remained caring, compassion, and hilariously awkward. I was under the impression that the male perspective would be someone else, but Thomas did NOT disappoint. He is definitely the duke I’d pick! My hangups with this story were around Delilah’s single-mindedness while pursuing the Duke of Bennington. After a while it got a little tiresome for me, which also made me feel like the book was a little too long. After that, she is stubborn in trying to do what she thinks is right, but by that point I was just hoping to get to the resolution. Overall, I think this is a cute and fluffy historical romance read that many may really enjoy, it just wasn’t my favorite.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzers, Huckleberry and Violet. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.