The Duke and the Dressmaker by Eva Devon

Published: September 4, 2023
Entangled: Amara
Pages: 223
Genre: Historical Romance
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Eva Devon, USA Today bestselling author, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them.

Dressmaker Miss Lily Martin knows too well the sordid dealings of London’s corrupt underbelly. She should have known borrowing from one of the city’s most reviled moneylenders was risky. Horribly so. Now the loan has come due—and there’s nothing standing between Miss Lily and her darling sister’s ruin. Until a dashing American with flashing, defiant eyes intervenes…

Ship captain James Blakefield may be the new Duke of Ashbridge, but he’s only in London for six weeks to secure his estate before returning to America, and far from the watchful eye of the ton. He’ll be damned if he’ll attend another society event where eligible ladies fling themselves at his title. But when he discovers Miss Lily’s desperate predicament, James realizes he might have the perfect arrangement.

By assuming the legal guardianship of Lily’s sister, he can keep them both safe and ensure someone cares for the estate. But it means having Lily under the same roof for the next six weeks. No chaperones. No betrothal. As their undeniable attraction charges the very air between them, both propriety and restraint are threatened. But scandal is the least of their concerns when James’s secret threatens to pull everything apart at the seams…

“You are the one I’m looking for.”

Oh, my heart. This was such a fantastic story. I devoured this book in a single sitting. I could not put it down. I am enjoying this series! I love the brooding men and the independent women.

I fell in love with Lily. She was such a beautiful character. I admired her determination, ambition, and bravery. She did what she had to and was willing to do the work.

James was a fantastic opposite to Lily. He was jovial but a bit lost. And together, they blossomed. Their chemistry was intense, their love swift, and their legacy pure.

The way this story was told flowed smoothly. This book is impossible to put down. The action is consistent, and the bits of humor and Alice keep things interesting.

I enjoyed Elizabeth being a character; it was lovely catching up with her. I am excited to see what swoon worthy romance comes next!

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