Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) by Tessa Dare

Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)Historical Romance
From Goodreads:
"What’s a duke to do, when the girl who’s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can’t live without?
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training”… and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn’t a miserable failure. She’s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff’s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won’t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?"
I laughed so hard reading parts of A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1) that I could not continue reading.  I looked for that humor in the next Spindle Cove books but I did not find it until Any Duchess Will Do.  Here that humor is sprinkled through out the book.  Griff sets up many of the situations and Pauline just takes what he says and runs.  I loved both characters.  Griff’s mother, the Duchess, starts off as someone you would love to hate but as the book progresses she becomes someone you have to love.  She is pulling for Pauline the whole time.  There are many obstacles to Griff and Pauline’s HEA but in the end love conquers all. 
Most of the characters in Any Duchess Will Do are new to Spindle Cove  but all are great additions to the series.  It is only near the end of the book that some of the previous characters appear but they do play an important part in the story.  The plot is fun, the pacing great and the romance feels very real.  Pre-order now so you can start reading on May 28th when Any Duchess Will Do comes out.
I received an ARC of Any Duchess Will Do from Edelweiss.
Avon published Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare.

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