Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

I’m not sure how I found Romancing the Duke. I purchased it back in 2021, but for some reason, didn’t read it right away. I know I’m crazy like that. My sister loves Tessa Dare and I can’t say that I blame her.

A quote from Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Isolde Ophelia Goodnight is grasping at her last hope. She has a bequest from her godfather, the Earl of Lynforth. Therefore, she makes her way to Gostley Castle, unsure of what the bequest is.

A quote from Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Ransom William Dacre Vane, the Duke of Rothbury, hides in Gostley Castle after he was injured in a duel. His intended bride fled before the wedding and he chased her. But the one she ran off with challenged him to a duel and made it so that the duke lost his eyesight.

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In the book Romancing the Duke, Izzy inherits the castle. The Duke refuses to give it up and hires Izzy to be his secretary so he can go through his correspondence from the last few months. But what exactly is going on? Did Izzy really inherit the castle or is it still the duke’s home? Read and find out!


This one is NOT on Kindle Unlimited. But it is available at my local library as are the rest of the series so I’ll be checking those out soon. If you like books that feel like fairy tales, you’ll want to check this one out!

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In case you haven’t figured it out quite yet, I write three blog posts a week- one about a fantasy book (published on Thursdays), one about a mystery book (published on Saturdays), and one about a romance book (published on Mondays). This one is a mystery so if you’re a mystery lover, you’ll want to check it out!

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