The Spinster and the Rake (Never a Wallflower #1) by Eva Devon – The marriage game is afoot in this clever blend of My Fair Lady meets Pride and Prejudice with a twist!
Edward Stanhope, the icy Duke of Thornfield, likes his life in a certain order. Give him a strong drink, a good book, and his dog for company, and he’s content. But when he goes to his library and finds a woman sitting in his chair, petting his dog, what starts as a request for her to leave quickly turns to a fiery battle of wits, leading to a steamy kiss that could ruin them both if they were caught.
So of course, damn it all, that’s when Edward’s aunt walks in, and thereafter announces Miss Georgiana Bly is the future Duchess of Thornfield.
Georgiana was content to be a spinster, spending her days reading and working to keep her family out of debt. But now her days are spent locked away with a growly duke, learning how to be the perfect duchess, and her nights spent fighting the undeniable attraction to a man who was never meant for her.
As their wedding day approaches, the attraction between them burns hot and fierce, but is it enough to melt the duke’s chilly facade?
About the author: USA Today bestseller Eva Devon was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory novella The Present and a romance addict was born. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males, and the heroines who tame them.
Review of The Spinster and the Rake
The Spinster and the Rake is the first book in Never a Wallflower by Eva Devon. A steamy historical romance that is sure to keep you turning the pages. The gorgeous dress on the cover does not do justice to the steamy undeniable chemistry between the characters. Once I started reading, I could not stop! I was drawn in from the beginning and could not turn the pages fast enough. The epilogue was fantastic! I can’t wait to read the next book in the Never a Wallflower series. *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.*