Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels

Author: Elizabeth Michels
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Date of publication: February 2014

Lillian Phillips could not imagine how her quiet, simple life had come to this. Blackmailed by the Mad Duke of Thornwood into accepting one wild dare after another...all because of a pocket watch. Desperate to recover her beloved father's pawned timepiece, Lily did something reckless and dangerous and delicious—something that led to a night she'd never forget. When Devon Grey, Duke of Thornwood, runs into a mesmerizing, intoxicating, thieving woman who literally stole from his bedchamber—with his new pocket watch—Devon plots his revenge. If the daring wench likes to play games, he's happy to oblige. After all, what's the ruse of being the Mad Duke if you can't have some fun? But the last laugh might just be on him...       

Must Love Dukes is the debut novel in a new series by Elizabeth Michels.  I loved this book. I was able to read it in one siting because I couldn't put it down.  It was such a fun book.  Lillian "Lily" Phillips has a one night stand with Devon Grey just to get a family heirloom back.  One year later, Devon can't get her out of his mind.  Now she is back in London being forced to find a husband by her brothers.  Devon decides to have a little fun with Lily.  

I loved the way he blackmails Lily into playing pranks on her would-be suitors.  The outcomes were really funny.  I think my favorite one was the amorous horses.  Lily and Devon were very well suited for each other. Their relationship was effortless and really fun to watch.  I did feel bad for her in how her brothers treated her as no better than cattle.  I was happy to see justice done in the end for her. 

This is a great start to a new series.  I look forward to seeing what comes next.
About the author:

Elizabeth Michels grew up on a Christmas tree farm in rural South Carolina. After tip-toeing her way through school with her focus on ballet steps and her nose in a book, she met a boy and followed him a thousand miles away from home to Kansas City, Missouri, before settling down in North Carolina. She attended Park University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Interior Design. Elizabeth is a lover of happily-ever-afters; she invites you to read her stories, get lost, and enjoy.Please visit her website

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