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The Heiress Gets a Duke
Harper St. George
I had requested this on Net Galley but hadn’t been accepted and saw it on BOTM so I added it to my box. But this week it was approved on Net Galley. So I was able to read it faster in the dark at night on my kindle ;).
August Crenshaw is a “mannish” bluestocking eldest daughter of the Crenshaw fortune. She is basically her fathers right hand in their business. A rich American family rubbing shoulders with the English nobility.
Her mother sets up a meeting with her younger sister Violet to meet a Duke. And since August’s friend was just sold into that life for her dowry she is very against it.
But when she came face to face with the Duke, he looks like a certain fighter she happened to get close to a few nights prior that made her feel things.
He is interested in her even though they are pushing the younger daughter, who definitely wants nothing to do with him.
August and Evan (the Duke) had immediate chemistry which upped their steam factor. He needs her for her families money and she doesn’t need him she just wants to work but she wants him. But he soon realizes he wants her for more than her money, can he convince her?
I loved their dialogue together, they were so witty and smart.
I loved that I thought it was all wrapped up nicely then I got thrown a nasty curve ball.
I love these stories of redemption and unique smart women getting the nobleman.
Thank you @netgalley and @berkley for the electronic review copy for my honest and voluntary review.
Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society—for that you need a marriage of convenience.
American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn’t some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger—it’s Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it’s clear that August’s outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitible for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage.
Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He’s recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can’t walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn’t the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants.
But August won’t go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she’s no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.