A Duke of One's Own

A BRAND NEW gorgeously funny, spicy Regency romance from Emma Orchard for 2024

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Pub Date Apr 22 2024 | Archive Date Apr 22 2024

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Summer, 1816. A notorious rebel is about to meet her match...

Lady Georgiana Pendlebury is no stranger to breaking the rules of polite society. But when a so-called ‘friend’ invites her to a clandestine party, Georgiana is shocked to discover the event is more scandalous than even she could have imagined. So when a mysterious stranger offers help, she accepts, not realising their encounter will turn her life upside down.

Later that summer, Georgiana is invited to attend a house party at an infamous castle in Yorkshire. The gathering is a loosely veiled effort to arrange a marriage for the Duke of Northriding, who desperately needs an heir. Duke Gabriel Mauleverer has a terrible reputation as a rake, and Georgiana is happy to be a guest purely for the entertainment, but upon arrival, she is shocked to discover that the Duke is none other than the stranger who rescued her weeks earlier.

As the other ladies vie for the Duke’s attention, Georgiana is desperate to avoid their shocking secret getting out. But she finds herself caught, unable to avoid Gabriel’s gaze. Are they a threat to each other? Or could they be the answer to each other’s greatest desires?

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Summer, 1816. A notorious rebel is about to meet her match...

Lady Georgiana Pendlebury is no stranger to breaking the rules of polite society. But when a so-called ‘friend’ invites her to a...

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I love a good spice Regency read and A Duke of One's Own is a new favorite! Georgiana and Gabriel are great and their romance is so fun to watch develop!

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This saucy Regency romp is a hoot! It’s funny and clever and spicy and such an easy read.

Georgiana is clever but impulsive, and a scandalous meeting with a charming rake, the Duke of Northriding, leads in a roundabout way to their marriage. Gabriel has a dissolute past, but he’s clearly an honourable man. There’s trust still to be earned, and some sneaky plotting in the background. The banter between Georgie and Gabriel is so much fun. It’s steamy, but there’s also tenderness and connection between these two as they navigate the ton. They are both good people, trying to honour each other, their families and their vows.

Emma Orchard has fun with the era, introducing some real characters, just to mix it up. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire is discussed, as is Castle Howard. The language is also rich and of the time - great to see biliousness, a misbegotten house party, panegyrics, oaken doors and postern gates, which all add to the atmosphere. There’s also a delicately handled Sapphic subplot, and a lurking villain...

This is is one historical that I’ll be re-reading. Recommended!

Thanks to NetGalley, Boldwood Books and Emma Orchard for the ARC. Opinions are my own.

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This was a great book! If you love Bridgerton. You will love this book. The romance was so sweet and the plot line was very well thought out and flowed very nicely.

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