No Other Duke But You (Playful Brides #11)
by Valerie Bowman
SINGLE LADY SEEKS DUKE
Lady Delilah Montebank has her marital sights set on the Duke of Branville. There’s just one problem: he barely knows she exists. But no matter, she’s got a plan to win him over with her charm, her wit—and perhaps the love potion she has in her possession wouldn’t hurt her cause…
Lord Thomas Hobbs, Duke of Huntley, thinks his best friend Delilah’s quest to become a duchess is ridiculous. He’s always said he’d rather give up all the brandy in London than commit to one person for life. Besides, he knows that Delilah’s love potion can’t possibly win over Branville…since she accidentally gave it to him instead. But perhaps this is the excuse he needs to show her he’s always loved her…
Delilah can’t believe she gave the potion to the wrong duke. Then again, Delilah could do a lot worse than win the hand of her handsome best friend. Could it be that the right duke has been before her eyes all along?
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (April 30, 2019)
Genre: Historical Romance
About the author: Valerie Bowman is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels aka Racy Regency Romps!
Valerie’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.
Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.
Review of No Other Duke But You
No Other Duke But You is the eleventh book in the Playful Brides book series by Valerie Bowman and is a historical romance. This delightful read is full of romance, charm, and Shakespearean twists. A story that is sure to melt your heart and leave you wanting more. No Other Duke But You is an absolutely swoon-worthy romantic beach read. While this is part of the Playful Brides series it can easily be read as a standalone novel. However, once you read you will fall in love with Bowman’s writing and characters that you will want to read the other books in the series. You are sure to enjoy the homage No Other Duke But You plays to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including a play, mismatched lovers, a love potion, and some nighttime hijinks. I enjoyed reading No Other Duke But You and look forward to the next book in the Playful Brides series. ** 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.**