Thanks for stopping by today, I’m going to let you in on a shocking bit of information. I actually couldn’t decide which book to read next as I am slightly ahead with my reading and my TBR pile. That’s right ahead! Told you it was shocking! 😉 So I decided to pick a book from my Netgalley shelf and I was instantly drawn to A Duke in Need of a Wife. After reading a few thriller/crime books I guess I thought it would make a refreshing change.
So here I am sharing my review for A Duke in Need of a Wife by Annie Burrows. Big thank you to Mills and Boon for my copy via Netgalley.
First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
A search for a duchess
…despite his scandalous secret!
Oliver, Duke of Theakstone, needs a duchess—but who will accept his secret illegitimate child? He invites several eligible ladies to his estate to assess their suitability, including infuriating beauty Miss Sofia Underwood. Oliver is a master of cool practicality, so he’s hopeful when he sees the connection between Sofia and his daughter. What scares him is that there’s nothing cool or practical about his attraction to Sofia!
The opening easily grabbed me as it perfectly showed Sofia’s selfless and caring nature making me instantly like her. Along with creating a very interesting first meeting with Oliver. They are both resilient characters and let’s just say a few sparks flew whenever they interacted. I loved seeing them grow closer the more time they spent together and Annie Burrows carefully built up their relationship. It was so lovely to see Sofia slowly but surely come out of the shell that she had created to protect herself.
Livvy was also a wonderful character and really helped to create a softness to Oliver’s character as you saw how determined he was to make sure that history wasn’t repeated and that his daughter would be cared for properly. Add in some drama when everyone gets together at a house party along with everyones true colours being revealed both the good and the bad. It all ties in to create a fun and easy to read story!
A Duke in Need of a Wife has such a sweet, warm and romantic plot. The pacing is steady and allows Sofia and Oliver to get to know each other so it didn’t have a rushed feeling to it. Also I can’t finish my review without a special mention going to Snowball the dog who was such a fun addition to the story.
Romantic, lighthearted and charming!