Wednesday, 11 December 2019

MPOV: The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1)

My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 4.05/5
First published: August 22, 2017
Author: Tessa Dare
Genre: historical romance, regency romance

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
- They will be husband and wife by night only.
- No lights, no kissing.
- No questions about his battle scars.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
- They will have dinner together every evening.
- With conversation.
- And unlimited teasing.
- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

The above taken from Goodreads.

Hmmm... another new romance author for me, Tessa Dare's filled with lots of humour bundled together with a gung-ho lady and an egoistic duke which sure makes this book entertaining! It may not be as perfect but the overall plots were nicely revealed and with the right pace. I liked that it was funny yet sad at times, with the right balance emotionally. This is a #funnycumbu for me!

Sharing one of the many funny quotes:
“If you’re a broodmare, that would make me the stud.”
“And there,” she said, “is the injustice of the world in a nutshell.”

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