For today’s Thursday give away, I am delighted to be able to offer up an advance review copy of Juliana Gray’s A Duke Never Yields (which comes out next week!).
Here’s the official blurb:
Impatient with the strictures of polite British society, Miss Abigail Harewood has decided to live life on her own terms—and the first thing she requires is a lover. When the commanding Duke of Wallingford arrives on the doorstep of her leased holiday castle, she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate: handsome, dashing, and experienced in the art of love.
But tempting Wallingford into her bed proves more difficult than she imagined. Restless and dissatisfied with his debauched life in London, the formerly rakish duke is determined to spend a year chaste. But as Abigail tries her best to seduce him, Wallingford finds his resolve crumbling in the face of her irresistible charm…and her alluring secrets.
This book has been getting all sorts of praise, including a starred review from Kirkus (which does not hand those out generously), all of which is entirely deserved. This book is my favorite so far of the Affairs by Moonlight trilogy– and that’s saying a lot. There is a distinct Oscar Wilde air to the witty dialogue and the author even manages to make sense out of one of the plot twists in Love’s Labor’s Lost (on which the trilogy is loosely based) which has always bothered me.
Even though this is the third in a trilogy, you can absolutely read it as a stand alone.
So, for an advance review copy of A Duke Never Yields, here’s your question:
What else should a duke never do?
(Somehow, I feel like Miss Gwen would have very strong opinions on this point.)
The winner will be announced on Sunday.