Author: Eva Devon
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: 1 August 2022
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Never trust a rake to find you a husband…
Lady Jaqueline Peabody is extremely vexed. Her nemesis, the Duke of Stone, has just ruined her life by matching her sister with a perfect gentleman. Except the gentleman in question has little in the way of income. With the family fortune in tatters, it means Jacqueline is tasked with marrying well—and must bid adieu to her dreams of a lovely spinsterhood with her pianoforte.
James Haven has a respectable title and a rogue’s reputation. After all, love and passion can lead only to disaster. While he’s eschewed marriage for himself, he enjoys great success with matching London’s most eligible ladies and gentlemen. So if Jacqueline needs a wealthy husband, he’ll find her one. Love need not apply!
Only, James is having the devil of time finding the perfect husband for the spirited female. And certainly not because he’s falling for Lady Jacqueline, who heats his desire and dares to stand slipper-to-boot with him. Ridiculous. But, when scandal erupts, Jacqueline’s hopes for the perfect husband might be replaced by the perfect rake…
The Duke's Accidental Bride by Eva Devon was an entertaining historical romance read. The premise was interesting, even if the action seemed a bit far-fetched at times. Jacqueline was a fun character. James I liked well enough, but I found his struggles a bit tedious and repetitive. Overall, I would say I enjoyed the story, as it kept me entertained until the end, but it didn't capture me so absolutely that I'd want to read it again. Still, on the strength of this story, I would try more works by this author in the future. Check it out if you like historical romance that is more at the bodice-ripper end of the scale.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.