Series: Wicked Widows #1
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Even in London society—where everyone knows what you did last season—you never know who’s next in line to walk down the aisle, inWhy Dukes Say I Do…
TRUE LOVE IS OFTEN FOUND
With her whirlwind social life in London, Lady Isabella Wharton has little interest in the customs of the country. But when her godmother asks her to pay a visit to her bachelor grandson in Yorkshire, Isabella can’t refuse. It behooves her to please the old dowager, since she harbors one of Isabella’s most scandalous secrets. So off she goes to see the newly-titled—and notoriously rustic—Duke of Ormond…
WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
Trevor Carey doesn’t care about what goes on behind ballroom doors. He is content with the simple life—and isn’t ashamed to admit it to a society flirt like Lady Isabella. But the country air brings out a different side of Isabella—one full of longing and passion. Can her sophistication be hiding a desire for love? When a blackmailer from the city arrives to threaten Isabella, Trevor will shield her from harm—even travel to London. Can the duke tackle the ton on Isabella’s behalf …and manage to keep her all to himself?
Why DO dukes say I do?
Thoughts on Why Dukes Say I Do
This is the second book I’ve read by Manda Collins, and the second time I’ve easily guessed who was behind the dastardly deeds. Which is no fun for me, really. But at least it provides outside forces to keep the couple in trouble.
Speaking of the couple. Two books isn’t enough for a pattern (another one, for sure), but I find it odd that the marriage portion happens somewhere in the middle of the book. I’m always a little leery of these books because I prefer marriage (or proposal of marriage) to be the end point or goal. The “I love you” seems to be it here.
Why Dukes Say I Do is certainly enjoyable, but it doesn’t always fully engage my brain. Like realizing after hearing “Lady Wharton” only and no further introductions, Trevor presents her as “Lady Isabella Wharton.” It doesn’t work like that. I also saw a then/than error and a formatting/punctuation issue. Which was enough to pull me out of the story.
But I liked the sisters (Trevor’s and Isabella’s) and do plan on picking up more Manda Collins books, especially since I still have time to wait until the next Tessa Dare or Sarah MacLean book.