Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 28 April, 2014 by Amanda / 10 Comments

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Series: Castles Ever After #1
four-half-stars
Also in this series: Say Yes to the Marquess, When a Scot Ties the Knot
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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In the first in Tessa Dare’s captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . .

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.

Ready to believe in fairy tales.

Thoughts on Romancing the Duke

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Tessa Dare. And Romancing the Duke has done little to change that… except maybe made me even more impatient for her next book. But I have a feeling that should surprise no one.

Is there really a better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than with a Tessa Dare book? They just make me HAPPY. And this one was no different.

Oh… the characters. Ransom is struggling with his eyesight, trying to waste away in his castle. Izzy’s in need of a home after her dad dies and she loses everything—only to be given Ransom’s.

An unlikely pair, to be sure, but the duke was indeed romanced. Despite all his denials that he didn’t need it. And Izzy got her romance, even if she’d given up on getting it. The surprises in this book? They were good. I kinda want to read the book all over again.

If you’re already a Tessa Dare fan, Romancing the Duke is a book you don’t want to miss. If you’re a historical romance fan, well… same thing. I can’t wait until the next book in this series is out. Who will get her own castle?

four-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 9, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda, ,

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10 Responses to “Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. YES!!!! This book was so good Amanda! Tessa Dare can just do no wrong for me, she always blends humor and emotion so well and I need more of her books in my life. Tessa Dare fangirl for life! *high five*

    Also, I want a castle. Just saying.

  2. This was the first Tessa Dare book I ever read, and I think it’s my favorite. Oh, well, I do like A Week to Be Wicked too, though. So maybe they’re both my favorites. And I agree, after reading this, it just makes me even more impatient for the next book!

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