One forbidden night...
It's 1816 and nineteen-year-old Eliza Melrose, daughter of a printing magnate, is about to be launched into London's high society - much to her distaste, the last thing she wants is a husband.
But then she meets the youngest son of the late Duke of Chester, a disgraced nobleman who is shrouded in mystery and proving quite impossible to resist!
As the season begins, Eliza is shocked to discover that she won't even be given the chance to choose her own husband - and that the Melrose family fortune hangs in the balance...
But will she risk everything for just one night with the Duke?
Eliza and the Duke was exactly what I wanted from a historical novel by JEM.
It was full of fantastic characters, settings, and people that you want to see happy who feel like they could be people you meet in real life.
The Duke is just like all of the characters she writes, he's compelling and interesting. He has a backstory that you want to learn, and you want to see him happy. Eliza is also one of those characters that draws you in immediately. You want to know what moves her, what excites her, and what she wants.
Through the story, you find out all of this about both of them.
It's a little lighter, I think, than some other works by this author. But, that doesn't make it a bad thing. It's a historical, so I think that lends itself to being a lighter story...not that JEM couldn't write a dark and twisty historical novel...but a historical just works for me in as a little bit lighter.
There are other people, including Eliza's siblings, who live in the area...I hope there are also plenty of other titles in the series.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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Narrated by: Aurora Dawson-Hunte
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in England, where she lives with her husband, boys and Theo the Doberman. She is a self-professed daydreamer, and has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories with addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers. She’s a proud #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a Sunday Times Bestseller, and her work is published in over twenty-five languages across the world. You can learn more about Jodi & her words at www.jodiellenmalpas.co.uk
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