G. Bianco, 2019
Even though One Duke Down by Anna Bennett doesn’t come out until tomorrow (January 24th), I’m gonna talk about it now because it deserves all the hype! This second book in Bennett’s Rogues to Lovers Series just proves how deliciously fun historical romance novels can be!
Poppy Summers is determined to keep her family’s fishing business afloat. Her poor widowed father is ill and her brother has moved to London, leaving her little time to pursue her own dreams. But she’ll do anything for her family. So, the last thing Poppy expects or wants to find tangled in her fishing nets is a dangerously attractive man. Andrew Keane, the Duke of Hawking, came to the seaside resort of Bellehaven Bay to escape his life in London. Unfortunately, someone in Bellehaven wants to kill him―and he intends to find out who. He asks Poppy to tend to his injuries and hide him, reasoning it will be easier to find his attacker if they assume Keane is dead. She wants no part of the scheme but can’t refuse the generous sum he offers in exchange. As they work together to solve the puzzle of his would-be murderer, they form an attachment. Though Poppy’s past gives her every reason to mistrust someone like Keane, the seawalls around her heart crumble in the storm of their passion. But when clues hint at the prime suspect in Keane’s attempted murder, Poppy must decide where her loyalties lie.
I adored this book (which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since we all know I’m a sucker for a hot duke)! Just like the previous book in this series (Girls Before Earls), this small town historical romance was so well written and very engaging. Poppy and Keane were both such amazing characters and their romance was so easy to fall in love with!
This book had a bit more adventure and action which made the plot even more binge-worthy. But add in an adorable romance with some steamy scenes and tender-hearted romance and you have a recipe for a fabulous story!
Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with this book and I sincerely hope we get a third book in this series!
*I received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest opinion.
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