Between the pages of "The Duke I Once Knew" is one of my favorite romance tropes. This is a second chance at love story. fifteen years have passed and Abigail has been taking care of her family... it seems forever. First it was her elderly parents and then other family members. They always seemed to make her decisions for her. Determined to set out on her own she takes a governesses position on a estate nearby. What she did not expect was that the man who broke her heart many years ago would come home after being absent since she had last set eyes on him. Max was really not happy when he saw who the governess was for his sister's children. His thought was she pushed him away all those years ago.
But as the two meet again, it seems there are a lot of angst between them they may never be resolved. I really enjoyed this tale and know you will too! This is the first in a new series. I'm looking forward to the next book!!
When two childhood sweethearts find themselves together after years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he’s a duke and she’s a governess? Olivia Drake’s new Unlikely Duchesses series begins with The Duke I Once Knew, where first love is always the sweetest...
For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?