Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Posted July 1st, 2014 by in *Review / 0 comments


Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa DareRomancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Also by this author: One Dance with a Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess
Series: Castles Ever After #1
Also in this series: Say Yes to the Marquess, When a Scot Ties the Knot
Published by Avon, HarperCollins
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 370
Format: Paperback
Read in: January 2014
Source: Public Library
Add to: Goodreads

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one. - via GoodReads

5 Stars

I had been wanting to read Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare for awhile but had restricted my book buying. I was so excited when I saw this book at the library that I snatched it up and added it to the pile. Once I opened the cover, I had a really hard time putting it down. I finished it within 24 hours which is pretty quick for me.

Izzy and Ransom. I have to say I love them both. They are a bit flawed but they are so perfect for each other. I was so in love with Izzy’s back story, Ransom’s current predicament, watching them work against each other, seeing them learn to trust each other, and all the secondary characters.

Dare writes a pretty fantastic historical romance and Romancing the Duke is no exception. It certainly helps that the story is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The great thing is that Dare changes enough of it to really make it her own. I cannot wait to read the second book in Dare’s new Castles Ever After series.



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