The Duke Who Loved Me by Jane Ashford

Q: Do you need a HEA? 

I like one, or at least closure. It goes into book hangover territory for me trying to recreate the ending I want while I’m sleeping.. How annoying, right? That must be some type of condition. 
The Duke Who Loved Me
Jane Ashford
Pub Date: 8/31/21
This is the first book in the Duke’s Estates series. 

James the new Duke of Tereford has inherited a dukedom from his Great Uncle who they discover may have been a hoarder.

James can’t figure out the estate on his own. He wants to ask Cecilia who would be a mediator between himself and his father about business matters since they were younger to help him. He decides that she should be his partner/wife in this. How romantic!! He also gives this Darcy-ish practical business proposal to her. Unbeknownst to him she actually has feelings for him and would have said yes if he had not said she would be great at the business of his estate and maybe talked of love or romance lol. So like Elizabeth she says No. 

Then of course a Prince shows interest in her so now he has competition and realizes that the feelings that he has for her and that she is his. Well she does not like any of that behavior from anyone.

I just love Cecilia, she just wants to stop being used for what she can do and what she is good for. She wants to find that HEA and she was hoping it would be with her life long friend but he’s proving to be quite dense. He’s the most handsome man but just can’t seem to tell her what he wants to say.

This was definitely Sweet since I am seeing this book in the bundle that was sent out and it does fall into that category. I never watched hoarders but I like American Pickers so the cleaning and sorting through this mansion for treasures was fun!

This ends on a story beginning for an Earl’s story. Can’t wait!

Add this to your TBR!

Thank you sourcebookscasa and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


The Duke of Tereford is accustomed to getting his own way, but she’s going to teach him a thing or two about love…

James Cantrell, the new Duke of Tereford, has inherited a dukedom in disarray and is overwhelmed by his unaccustomed responsibilities. Then he gets an idea. Cecelia Vainsmede served as liaison between James and her father, and she knows a great deal about business matters, his own in particular. She’s also quite pretty. Ever the pragmatist, he suggests a marriage of convenience.

Cecelia has always been good at working with James, but she doesn’t understand how he can be so obtuse. He clearly doesn’t realize that he’s the duke she’s always wished for, or that his offer is an insult. But when a German prince arrives in London and immediately sets out to woo Cecelia, James will have to come to terms with what he really feels for her. Is running away worth the cost of losing her, or will the duke dare to win her once and for all?

Bestselling author Jane Ashford takes you to a dazzling Regency England you won’t want to leave!


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