Sunday, April 20, 2014

How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days by Kate McKinley

How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days (What Happens In Scotland #1)
Release date: April 2014
Publisher: Self
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: What Happens in Scotland #1

Lucas Alexander, the ninth Duke of Arlington, is a man who gets what he wants. So when he sees the alluring Miss Pippa Welby from across a crowded ballroom, he vows to make her his. But the bold and spirited Pippa has sworn never to marry into the haute ton. Now Lucas must win her the only way he knows how—one wicked kiss at a time.

The daughter of a wealthy tradesman, Pippa has been sneered at by the upper echelons her entire life. So when the duke arrives on her doorstep with an invitation to her own engagement ball—to him—in ten days, Pippa hatches a daring plan. She must lose the duke before the ball, or risk losing her own heart.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, fun, and thoroughly entertaining romance, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading this lovely novella.

Pippa was a great heroine. She was determined to to things on her own terms, refusing to bow to the demands of others. She was clever, though oddly unconcerned about her reputation, and her antics brought a lot of fun to the book. I thought she was lovely.

Lucas seemed like a domineering jerk at first, to be brutally honest. But, as the book went on, we see why he acted the way he did and that there was a whole lot more to him than what he showed. Underneath all that strict control, he was very sweet, protective of his loved ones, and determined to ensure his family's fortune after his father squandered it. I really liked him. He was rather adorable.

The romance was lovely. Pippa and Lucas were great together. I wasn't really feeling it, though, because Pippa spent most of her time focused on defying Lucas and Lucas spent most of his time trying to keep control. But, I thought it was sweet that, despite all that, their feelings for each other still grew. Not to mention the sizzling chemistry between them. Overall, I thought they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. This book was so much fun to read, just to see the crazy things Pippa did to prove a point. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days was a wonderful historical romance novella. I really enjoyed reading this sweet, fun, and utterly charming book. Romance lovers, if you want a quick, sweet read, then this is your book.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

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