2 stars · Regency · Romance

Once Upon a Duke


cover49561-medium[1]By Eva Devon

What a Widow Wants:

Everything is going swimmingly for Kathryn Darrell. She’s got an annuity of a hundred thousand a year, her lecherous-heart breaking husband has had the good graces to pop off, and best of all, she has her freedom– Something she has every intention of reveling in to the fullest. And who better to revel with than Ryder Blake, the infamous Duke of Darkwell?

A Duke’s Desire:

Ryder Blake, Duke of Darkwell, known as the Duke of Debauchery, is certain he will never love again. His heart lies buried with his wife and he has vowed to never give more than his body to a woman. But when Kathryn shows up on his doorstep, quite literally, demanding he show her the ways of London, he finds that his heart longs to love once again.


My review

While the story and the writing are good, I just can’t stop being annoyed by the” hero”. He’s still in love with his late wife Jane and vowed to never fall in love again. This, in his opinion, means he just has sex with women he doesn’t care about … Kate is different, but he still treats her abysmally all in the name of honoring Jane. I wanted to jump in the book and shake some sense in him. I liked the writing, so I will read another book of the same author hoping that I will like the hero better.



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