I am still smiling as I turn the last page!!! "What a Difference a Duke Makes" is delightful, humorous and entertaining from beginning to end! There are just so many wonderful words I could say about this story. I found myself laughing out loud and engaged with the quick repertoire of the heroine, Mari Perkins. Mari finds herself desperate to get a job and has one waiting at an agency in London. One thing leads to another (and yes you will need to read to find out!) and she ends up at the Duke of Banksford, Edgar Rochester's house to become the governess for his two children. They have run off numerous governesses before her and she is determined to get the children settled! The Duke though is focused one thing, bringing his invention to fruition. He doesn't have a lot of time for anything else. When he first sees Mari, he tries to send her own her way because she was just too attractive and did not appear to be strong enough to handle the children. These are two people who need each other, but it took awhile to figure that out. Mari is such an engaging, high spirited character and to watch her win the children over and everyone else that came into her realm was enchanting. I am sad to say this is the first book I have read by Lenora Bell. Now I know what I have been missing!!! I cannot wait to read all her stories!!!
Wanted: Governess for duke's unruly children
Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have chased away half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives.
Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke
Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won't be quite so easy to control. And there's something else she can't seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time the duke is near.
Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny
As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she's the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win . . .?