Published by Entangled: Amara on November 26, 2019
Genres: Historical, Romance, Regency
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The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare meets Taming of the Shrew in the start to a new Regency series from award-winning author Amalie Howard.
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies―with lips better suited to kissing than speaking―who brave his castle with indecent proposals.
But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of―a tender of marriage with her as his bride.
“Thane had never begged for a single thing in his life, but he’d drop to his knees for her in a heartbeat.”
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I’ve only recently started to read historical/regency romance books. This one feels a bit more modern compared to the rest of the ones I’ve read. I chose this one because it’s a bit on the Beauty & The Beast themed. Sometimes it isn’t a good comparison, and that annoys me, but this one did a good job with it.
I just loved the relationship between Lady Astrid and Lord Nathaniel. They had some great banter, some smoking hot chemistry, and explosive shmexy scenes. Each of them were loveable on their own as well. She was fierce, and he was so alpha I died.
While I still feel it’s not true regency, I did love this book. I’m so glad I gave it a shot. I look forward to checking out this author more.