Romance: 4/5 Raunch: 3/5
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, Rory, it’s this: everyone wants and needs love, whether they have the courage to admit it or not.
Redonk Nutshell: A childhood crush comes to fruition after a forced engagement takes a turn
A love a strong heroine who has no qualms about telling it like it is while retaining a degree of grace. That is Verity Fitzroy in a nutshell. She is a dreamer but still manages to keep her feet on the ground. She has something of a no-nonsense view of the world yet retains a witty sense of humor about things. In fact, she views her own childhood crush on her brother’s FORMER close friend, Rory Lennox, as whimsical yet endearing. She has no goal of ensnaring him. So when she is rudely awakened from a sound sleep by a vase full of cold water to find the man in bed beside her she is humorously stunned. Her brother, the duke, insists they marry and banishes her to the country estate until things can be arranged. Rory, the Duke of Abshire, goes along with it to spare Verity and her family any scandal, but he has no intention of following through on it. In fact, when Verity agrees with this plan so wholeheartedly he finds himself wondering why the girl isn’t falling over herself to snatch him up. Thus, it evolves into a game of romancing the woman who doesn’t want him, which turns into a true romantic entanglement.
I LOVED this book.
The Duke Diaries by Sophia Nash