Published: November 12th 2019
Length: 200 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
Single father and confirmed bachelor Jack Skeffington is the mastermind behind an international smuggling ring, yet unable to control his rambunctious ten-year-old twins. What he needs is a stern, experienced, no-nonsense governess. What he gets is his business partner’s untouchable sister, whose delectable body Jack yearns to pull close.
Mademoiselle Désirée le Duc cannot wait to return to France and regain her lost vineyard. But to do so, she must repay crippling debt. Determined to buy freedom, she accepts temporary employment from an Englishman with a wicked smile and a big… wine cellar. His kisses taste like heaven, and his arms feel like home. How can she choose between two families separated by the sea?
This is the sixth in the twelve dukes series. Once again Ms Ridley’s novella will wrap you in humour, with a dash of heartbreak and plenty of steam.
I love stories that feature children, it adds a little touch of something extra to books, typically its humour, and this book is no exception, the twins are a delight.
If you haven’t read any of this series, then you are missing out. Each novella is perfect for an afternoon spent curled up on the sofa during this winter season.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.