I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am an unabashed Jess Michaels fan and I eagerly await new instalments in the 1797 Club series. Thankfully Ms Michaels does not leave her fans waiting, publishing a new entry ever two months.
The Undercover Duke is the sixth instalment in Ms Michaels 1797 club series. While a series, the author has crafted a story that stands perfectly well on its own, however I would strongly recommend reading the series as it is one of my favourites. Ms Michaels ability to craft steamy, provocative love scenes and an intriguing plot will have the reader hooked.
In this instalment Lucas Vincent, Duke of Willowby, has been injured while operating as a spy for the War Office. On the hunt for a traitor he is injured, and his mentor killed. Following six months of various treatments, his superior sends him to a healer hoping she will have more success than doctors have. Unfortunately, she is also the daughter of his deceased friend and Lucas feels guilty for not saving her father.
Diana Oakford is still grieving the loss of her father and experience has taught her distrust and wariness when it comes to handsome men. Initially fighting the attraction, she feels, Diana enters in to a sexual relationship with Lucas with one caveat, she must not get pregnant.
When Lucas decides to re-join society to flush out the traitor, Diana agrees to go with him and pose as his mistress. Each hold onto secrets that could drive them apart and with dangers lurking and a surprise discovery can these two overcome the obstacles in their way and reach their happy ever after?
Once again, I was blown away by Ms Michaels talent and the passion and intensity of the romance. The characters are well crafted, the plot will grip you with a perfect balance of steam, romance and suspense. If you have not read any of Ms Michaels offerings I urge you to do so now.