Here’s my review of Lenora Bell’s The Devil’s Own Duke!
Henrietta has never done anything reckless in her life until she has a chance encounter with a rakishly handsome man at a ball. All it takes is a dance and a dare and she throws caution to the wind. What harm would there be in experiencing her first kiss with a perfect stranger she will likely never meet again? The answer is, plenty! It’s a war of wills between Lady Henrietta Prince, who is striving to revive her family fortune through her winemaking business and Ash Ellis, a scoundrel hell-bent on justice. It’s so easy to fall in love with Bell’s characters. They are flawed in the most delicious ways. Say yes to The Devil’s Own Duke.
And here’s the publisher’s description:
Lady Henrietta Prince is far too busy for romance. She’s dedicated her life to turning her family vineyards into a profitable sparkling wine venture. But when she shares a thrilling kiss at midnight with a handsome stranger, she’s captivated…until he claims to be the distant heir to her father’s dukedom. Ash Ellis is a gambler who lives life on the edge. Now he’s locked his sights on a glittering prize and nothing will stand in his way. When Henrietta is forced to marry the wicked rogue to keep her beloved vineyards, she vows that Ash will never have her trust, or her love. Even if his kisses are more intoxicating than the finest champagne. His new bride is certainly beautiful, but biddable? Not so much. Ash will settle for nothing less than Henrietta’s total surrender…but is he the one in danger of losing his heart?