Monday, January 9, 2023

Blog Tour: Review of Cinderella and the Duke by Lydia Drake

Author: Lydia Drake
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (December 27, 2022)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

Miss Julia Beaumont has exactly one night to find herself a husband…
The Weatherford Ball is the last chance Julia Beaumont has to escape the clutches of her horrid stepmother. Any potential husband will do–rich, poor, even a reasonably well-groomed walrus. But all of Julia’s matrimonial chances are completely obliterated…thanks to the actions of an infuriating and utterly rakish duke.

Gregory Carter, Duke of Ashworth, would never risk his cherished bachelorhood by flirting with marriage-starved debutantes. But one look at the luscious and refreshingly clever Julia, and he simply can’t resist a stolen kiss–scandal be damned. Then just as things start getting deliciously interesting, the lady flees…leaving only a slipper behind.

And it must have been one dandy of a kiss. Because now Julia has proposed to him. After all, the lady needs a husband, and this roguish duke will certainly do. It’s simply a matter of making him the perfect scandalous offer…

My Thoughts:

Cinderella and the Duke isn't exactly a retelling. I would call it loosely associated.  It is about a marriage of convenience between  Julia, a spinster, and Gregory, a duke.  I thought this was a really sweet romance.  The couple got married for their own questionable reasons, but there was major chemistry.  It was a lot of fun watching these two fall for each other.  They were well matched if a bit stubborn.  I loved the slow build up to the eventual consummation.  The tension was off the charts!  I highly recommend this one.  I would also love to know if Susannah will get a story.  

About Lydia Drake

Lydia Drake is a reader of all things romance and a drinker of all the tea. A New Jersey resident, her favorite activities include taking the train to New York City, scouring used bookstores, spending time with her family, and wrangling her hyperactive cockapoo puppy. She loves talking romance with her fans.
Instagram: the_lydia_drake

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