The Duke’s Embrace (12 Dukes of Christmas #7) by Erica Ridley

The Duke's Embrace (12 Dukes of Christmas #7)

Published: December 3rd 2019

Publisher: Independently published  

Length: 200 pages 

My Rating: 4 stars 


Unpaid and under-appreciated journalist Miss Eve Shelling never goes anywhere without a trusty notebook and her overprotective Duenna—who happens to be a bullmastiff. Eve learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted. She’s definitely not falling head-over-heels for the deceptively charming subject of her front-page column.

Local blacksmith Monsieur Sébastien le Duc is the pillar of his community—when he’s not pillaging elsewhere. He’s a rakish dandy with a heart of stolen gold and two teeny tiny secrets. One happens to be a wee international smuggling operation. The other involves losing his heart to an ambitious journalist determined to expose the truth at any cost…

My Review:

I absolutely love this series, and each one is a light fun read. Eve and Bastien are such likeable characters both hardworking individuals who have known life-changing heartache. Both have earned their happily ever after. Like all the books in this series, the romance isn’t smooth sailing, and the couple has to weather a few bumps in the road. 

This is a great series, each book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading it in order. I am anxiously awaiting the next book, which will feature Bastien’s brother.

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. 


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