(Duke’s Club, #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
What a Widow Wants:
Everything is going swimmingly for Kathryn Darrell. She’s got an annuity of a hundred thousand a year, her lecherous-heart breaking husband has had the good graces to pop off, and best of all, she has her freedom– Something she has every intention of reveling in to the fullest. And who better to revel with than Ryder Blake, the infamous Duke of Darkwell?
A Duke’s Desire:
Ryder Blake, Duke of Darkwell, known as the Duke of Debauchery, is certain he will never love again. His heart lies buried with his wife and he has vowed to never give more than his body to a woman. But when Kathryn shows up on his doorstep, quite literally, demanding he show her the ways of London, he finds that his heart longs to love once again.
Expected publication date: July 7th 2014 by Bard Publications
ONCE UPON A DUKE
Eva Devon gives us a wickedly delicious and sparkling cocktail, with just a hint of bitters.
Add a large measure of Ryder Blake, the eleventh Duke of Darkwell…
a man with a reputation as the Duke of Debauchery and a tendency to act irrationally at times; a widower who has sworn never to let another woman into his heart.
Add an equal measure of Kathryn Darrell…
an independent-minded widow determined to experience true passion and pleasure for the first time.
Stir well then add
a dash of Jack Eversleigh, Duke of Hunt, Ryder’s incorrigible best friend…
always ready with a mocking quip and a saucy innuendo; has been known to sing My Wild Irish Rose while waving a peacock feather fan.
a dash of Imogen Cavendish , Kathryn’s rather scandalous best friend…
always ready with some juicy gossip and rather fond of handsome footmen and dark closets.
a soupçon of Grieves, Ryders’ rickety, bushy eye-browed butler
a large splash of scandalous goings on at risqué parties and heaven forbid…even at the Opera House!
copious amounts of witty dialogue and hilarious situations
a generous amount of smouldering love scenes
and finally add
a splash of angst
FOR A SIGH-WORTHY HAPPY ENDING
REVIEW RATING: 5/5 STARS
SENSUALITY RATING: SCORCHING HOT!
Read June 2014
A special thank you to Eva Devon for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review. I loved every page.
NOTE: EVA DEVON ALSO WRITES AS MÁIRE CLAREMONT