cover image Dare to Love a Duke: London Underground, Book 3

Dare to Love a Duke: London Underground, Book 3

Eva Leigh. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-249945-5

Capping off the Regency-era London Underground trilogy, Leigh matches roguish yet chivalrous Thomas O’Connell, the new Duke of Northfield, with ambitious, spirited Lucia Marini, the new manager of the forbidden Orchid Club, in a sexy, scandalous tale. After the two spend a year admiring each other, they agree to have one night together, because Tom feels he can’t return to the club now that he has a ducal title. When Tom discovers the club is part of his inheritance, he’s shocked. If anyone finds out his staunch, deeply traditional father owned such a disreputable business, the damage to his family’s reputation would be unbearable. Lucia’s dream of founding a girls’ home depends on her wages, so Tom agrees to keep the club open, and their hearts open to each other as well—but their future is threatened by a coldhearted politician who wants to destroy Tom’s family. Complex characters, witty exchanges, a little blackmail, and a lot of loyalty and love make this a fantastic ending to a sensational series. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Dec.)