Sunday, June 2, 2013

Any Duchess Will Do-Tessa Dare

Any Duchess Will Do

Tessa Dare

Avon, May 28 2013, $7.99

ISBN: 9780062240125

Disgusted with her son the Duke not married and providing her with grandchildren, Griffin York’s mother kidnaps him. She takes him to Spindle Cove where she demands he choose a wife. Not wanting to wed anyone, Griffin decides to teach his mom a lesson not to interfere in his life. He selects the last person qualified to be a duchess, Bull and Blossom’s barmaid, Pauline Simms.

Griffin offers Pauline a deal she cannot refuse as the money he offers her will enable her to open a lending library. All she has to do to collect is allow his mother to mentor her on how a duchess behaves; he assumes a barmaid will fail. To his shock, his chosen bride comes across as pathetic to him yet capable to the London Ton; while even more stunning Griffin likes her spunk. As they fall in love, he needs to persuade his duchess in training that he wants her as his wife permanently and more important he must convince his doubting Thomasin

she wants the same.

The latest Spindle Cove Regency romance (see A Lady By Midnight and A Night To Surrender) is an engaging humorous historical; as the professor falls in love with Shaw’s Pygmalion (albeit one hundred years earlier) while his mom stiches odd baby attire. Readers will relish Any Duchess Will Do; as Griffin learns the perils of playing with hearts as only Pauline will do.

Harriet Klausner

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