What a Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell
Series School For Dukes (Each book is a standalone story.)
Genre Adult Historical Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date March 27, 2018
Wanted: Governess for duke’s unruly children
Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have terrorized half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives.
Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke
Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won’t be quite so easy to control. And there’s something else she can’t seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time Edgar is near.
Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny
As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she’s the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win . . .?
“Not one in one thousand governesses would lecture me as you do, Miss Perkins.”
“As a governess I have a duty to point out misbehavior.”
Why was he grinning at her as if he liked impudent minxes more than anything? And why couldn’t she stop noticing how nicely shaped his lips were? Firm on top, yet sensually flared below.
“Perhaps I deserve a thorough tongue-lashing,” he mused.
Which sounded quite wicked when spoken in such a low, husky voice.
His gaze shifted to her lips. “Are you planning to give me another?”
“Only if you’re bad, Your Grace.”
He must have taken a step nearer to her. Or had she been the one to move closer? So close.
A reckless desire formed in her mind, blotting out her customary good sense. A desire to misbehave. Just this once.
“Or . . .” She rose to her tiptoes, placing her palms against his rock-solid chest. “I could be the bad one . . .”
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DUKE MAKES by Lenora Bell. What an delightful story! I simply adored the characters, the plot and the writing style of Ms. Bell. Mari is happiness and life and strength and hope all wrapped up into one single being. Edgar is a bit gruff but has a huge heart, even if he fights against it at times. The story, while a bit predictable, had me smiling and cheering for the lovely couple throughout. Ms. Bell has a knack for keeping the story light yet deals with some tough situations. The fluidity of the tale made this one an easy and fast read for me, never wanting to put it down until the end. (received ARC for honest review)
AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS
Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. She blames the long, dark winters in her tiny Alaskan hometown for making her a lifelong bookworm. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing who has lived on five continents, Lenora currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers!
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GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a cloth bag filled with paperback copies of What a Difference a Duke Makes and Lenora Bell's entire back list. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 4/9/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.
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