The Good, the Bad, and the Duke: The Cavensham Heiresses #4 by Janna MacGregor – publication date of November 27th 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied…
Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?
Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?
About the author: Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers.
My Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Duke is a holiday romance that is sure to draw you in from the beginning. When Daphne was left home alone while the family goes away on holiday she decides to explore her independence and finds trouble along the way. Her brother’s enemy/former best friend and a rake to boot, Paul Barstowe, the Duke of Southart rides to her rescue. Everyone but Daphne sees the bad in Paul. Soon a whirlwind romance full of flirtation and impending ruin takes place. The Good, the Bad, and the Duke is a steamy, drama-filled historical romance that is sure to warm you up on a cold night. A story that is heartfelt with just enough heat to tug at your heartstrings. A classic romance novel that proves once again that the bad boys make the best heroes and steamiest of lovers. The perfect romance novel that will leave you wanting more! ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**