When a Duchess Says Yes is a story that will have historical romance fans longing for more of the passionate Duke and Duchess of Hawkesworth. While theirs is an arranged marriage and only happening to ensure the Duke of Hawkeworth can access his fortunes, it’s clear from the very beginning that their parents had chosen the perfect mate for their children.
Lizzie and Hawke are passionate, fiery, and spirited individuals who tend to do and/or say what they feel and suffer the consequences later. With each other, they can be just who they are without the confines of their station or the weight of their families judgments. It was refreshing to see two such people who refused to bend to their families and societies rules as to how they should act because of a title and instead be true to themselves.
Lady Elizabeth Wylder and the Duke of Hawkesworth have been engaged since they were both children. While Lizzie may have dreamed of wedding her Duke, Hawke has been dreading the duty, preferring to stay in his beloved villa in Italy. Bound by duty and a looming deadline, Hawke reluctantly returns to London to claim his bride. He has his fears about his betrothed but he soon discovers she’s a force to be reckoned with and the one woman who may just capture his heart forever.
The romantic escapades of the irrepressible Wylder sisters continue in Isabella Bradford’s fun, charming, and breathtakingly passionate series—as the wildest of the Wylders turns an arranged marriage into a game of desire to tame a wayward duke.
Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction.
So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury—and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is a most agreeable way to start a marriage. In her husband’s arms, Lizzie knows she has found love. But is the passion that accompanies endless nights of erotic discovery enough to persuade a duke whose scandalous lineage and lifestyle prevent him from giving his heart completely?