One Season with the Duke by Addy du Lac

Published: July 17, 2023

Entangled: Amara

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 333

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Addy du Lac was born in the tropical paradise of Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the US with her mother at the age of twelve. She began writing historical romance while she received a double major in History and Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. She enjoys writing books with diverse characters and steamy happy endings. When she isn’t plotting her next series, she enjoys watching movies and Asian Dramas, traveling, and tempting her fate with new recipes. Addy Du Lac lives in Florida with an eclectic library of books and a carefully curated wall of beautiful men.

Heiress Henrietta Monfort would never do anything to hurt her beloved aunt and uncle. But thanks to her cousin—who’s discovered a secret about her parentage that even she didn’t know—she is moments away from ruin…unless she marries him. Hettie has no choice. She must accept the villainous snake’s hand in marriage. So be it. But no man will ever own her heart, body, or soul.

Lord Findley has always had a soft spot for Hettie. Discovering that she’s being blackmailed into marriage is nothing short of appallingly outrageous. How could he allow someone unworthy to marry the gentle-hearted and bright-eyed Hettie—let alone a blaggard of the lowest order? To hell with it. He’ll marry her himself…even if it is the scandal of the season.

Now they’re racing for Scotland, praying they can outrun the jilted crook who seeks Hettie’s hand and her fortune. But ahead of them lies their greatest obstacle yet…and one unexpected—and damnably inconvenient—attraction that will turn both their worlds upside down.

“So, there it was, the only truth that mattered laid out plain and bare.”

Hettie has known a life of love and kindness. Her aunt and uncle have raised her as their own, but her safety stops when a cousin threatens her with a secret that could ruin everything.

This was sweet. I enjoyed the build-up, the dynamic in relationships, and the cultural infusions. The way this story was told was pure and sweet, with sensuality and love.

Hettie was such a bold character. I loved that she was brave but always kind. She wanted to be safe. Finn was stubborn and loyal, and his desire to protect Hettie was admirable.

I enjoyed how this story developed. The pacing was swift and engaging; the characters were well-written. The relationships felt authentic. I enjoyed getting lost in this romance.

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