WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES
Duke’s Men, Book 1
18 June 2013
Rating: 4 Cups
Maximilian Cale, Duke of Lyons, is stunned to receive a missive claiming his older brother has been discovered. He has accepted long ago that Peter is dead after being kidnapped as a child. Suspecting a hoax, Max seeks out the man claiming to have the answers, only to discover that Tristan Bonnaud and the false Peter have both vanished.
Lisette Bonnaud is shocked when the Duke of Lyons comes pounding on her door in the middle of the night. When he accuses her brother of a scheme to defraud a peer of England, she is even more alarmed. She and her brother have secrets in their own past they have struggled to put behind them. One word from Max will see Tristan’s future prospects ruined, and she is determined not to let that happen.
The power of the dukedom is at his fingertips, and yet Max cannot seem to bully Lisette into submission. Instead, he finds himself traveling to France in search of answers, with a brave and willful woman who intrigues him far more than she should. Necessity makes them partners as they look for answers to past riddles, but it is love that will make them mates.
This highly enjoyable story features a lively cast of characters that promises to make Ms. Jeffries newest series a hit. Max and Lisette sparkle with chemistry that smolders on the pages. Fans of historical romance will want to grab this story!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More