Desperately Seeking a Duke

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Desperately Seeking a Duke

The Heiress Brides, #1

Across the crowded ballroom, where she was "Desperately Seeking a Duke" to fulfill her grandfather's wills requirements; it was love at first site for Phoebe Millbury. And then he turned around! Yes, an exceptional bottom entranced her.

After being caught ogling his backside, Phoebe turned and rushed from the room, creating a champagne catastrophe. The object of her affection rushes to her rescue, and it just gets better from there.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. The heroine was a riot. Outside oh so proper, inside she was something else entirely. The hero sees the real her immediately, and they both fall under one another's spell.

Then a series of events, aren't there always, leads to a delightful story full of emotion, soul-searching and facing one's past. I'd love to go into more detail, but that would ruin the wonderful development of the story. This is the first in a new trilogy by Celeste Bradley, and I for one will be anxiously awaiting the next two books.

Book Blurb for Desperately Seeking a Duke

The only way for vicar’s daughter Phoebe Millbury to inherit a family fortune is to find herself a duke—just as her late grandfather demanded in his will. But Phoebe, who’s still  trying to make good after a romantic scandal, also has her two cousins to contend with. They’re all competing for the same money, maybe even the same men. ..until Phoebe meets her match in the terribly handsome and charming Rafe Marbrook.

When she receives a marriage proposal from the Marquis of Brookhaven, Phoebe is thrilled to learn that Rafe is headed for dukedom…and accepts his offer. There’s only one problem: It’s from Rafe’s older, less captivating brother, Calder. Now Phoebe finds herself on the verge of yet another scandal as she faces a desperate choice: Marry Calder for his money—or follow her own heart? Each way can only lead to trouble…

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2008 4.00