cover image Someday My Duke Will Come

Someday My Duke Will Come

Christina Britton. Forever, $8.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-5387-1750-9

A fake engagement to avoid an arranged marriage ends in wedding bells in Britton’s fantastic second Isle of Synne Regency romance (after A Good Duke Is Hard to Find). When easygoing Quincy Nesbitt returns home, he’s shocked to learn he’s now the Duke of Reigate—but his three cruel older brothers, all now deceased, have left the dukedom in dire financial straits. Lady Clara Ashford, Quincy’s best friend’s cousin, was manipulated out of her innocence at a young age and has vowed never to marry. When Quincy’s mother attempts to force him to wed for money, however, Clara saves him by claiming she and Quincy are already engaged. They agree to keep up the pretense until after Clara’s sister’s upcoming nuptials, as it has the added benefit of helping Clara evade her aunt Olivia’s matchmaking attempts. Despite the stress of potential bankruptcy and ruination and Quincy’s mother’s continued scheming, the couple’s dynamic is fun and flirty and their easy emotional connection will win readers’ hearts. Shame, redemption, and loyalty provide the backbone of this swoonworthy romance.[em] Agent: Kim Lionetti, BookEnds. (Jan.) [/em]