Title: The Duke Is But a Dream
Author: Anna Bennett
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publish Date: July 30, 2019
My Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
*I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review*
The Debutante’s Revenge is a weekly column that gives advice to women and empowers them to follow their heart. Some advice goes beyond what the matrons approve of and so authoress Lily Hartley knows she must keep her involvement a secret, disguising herself as a boy to deliver her columns.
On one such night she visits a tavern in order to enjoy the freedom her disguise grants her. When a brawl breaks out and she is rendered unconscious, she loses her memory and all sense of who she is.
Coming to her rescue is Nash, the Duke of Stonebridge. A man who considers himself too cold to love, having this woman living in his home is tearing down his defenses. But can he love her they way she deserves?
I absolutely loved this! From the first chapter I was sucked in. I loved Lily’s personality and the way she went about her life. Soft but outspoken. Humble and yet proud of her column, The Debutante’s Revenge. She was nothing more than who she was, and that was a beautiful soul. When she lost her memory, I half expected her to turn into a timid mouse afraid of everything around her and just be fraught with misery about not knowing who she is. But she made a family out of Nash and his sister Delilah. It was truly beautiful. Nash was the dashing hero in this tale, but Lily was the star. I loved the relationship between these two, as well as their well-meaning families.
The writing was beautiful and smooth. At no point in this was there a lull where I felt inclined to put it down. Simply an amazing story and an incredible romance.
Would I Recommend:
Absolutely! This is my first read by Anna Bennett and I certainly would pick up another book by her. I’m really hoping that some of the other characters in this book get their own romance. A must-read!