A Duke Changes Everything: The Duke’s Den, Book 1

Christy Carlyle. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-285395-0
Carlyle’s first Duke’s Den novel is a seductive mid-19th-century romance that crosses classes and other boundaries with aplomb. Mina Thorne has been acting as the steward at Enderley Castle since the death of her father, the former steward. When Nick Lyon, the disfigured owner of a London gambling club, unexpectedly becomes Duke of Tremayne after his older brother dies, Nick returns to Enderley, his inheritance and the childhood home where he was abused by his father. Nick’s arrival at Enderley is fraught with painful memories of physical and emotional trauma. These tragic recollections are tempered by his attraction to Mina; most people are put off by his facial scars and cool demeanor, but Mina sees the good in him. Though the attraction between Nick and Mina builds, he sticks to his plan to lease Enderley and return to London. Carlyle (the Romancing the Rules series) shows how Mina’s tender heart and Nick’s admiration for her talents lead them into a solid, real-feeling romance based on genuine affinity. Fans of historical romance will adore these characters and eagerly anticipate the next installment in the series. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/2018
Release date: 11/27/2018
Genre: Fiction
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