(12 Dukes of Christmas #12) by Erica Ridley
Published: December 18th 2020
Publisher: Indie Published
Length: 202 pages
My Rating: 5 stars
This year, the Duke of Nottingvale’s Christmastide house party doubles as a bride hunt. The handsome duke seeks a blue-blooded debutante as respectable as he is, and his parlor is brimming with paragons of propriety.
Inveterate spinster and unapologetic hoyden Miss Cynthia Louise Finch does not fit the mold. Any mold. Her younger cousin is perfect for the duke! By matchmaking the two, Cynthia will save her favorite cousin from a horrific fate. The only problem? Cynthia has always held a tendre for the duke. And for the first time, she seems to have caught his attention…
The Duke of Nottingvale knows his responsibilities: Duty and decorum above all else. A respectable lord would never sneak away for stolen moments with a fearless, audacious minx he cannot make his duchess. He definitely wouldn’t kiss her. Or fall in love…
This is the final instalment in Ms RIdley’s 12 Dukes of Christmas series and I am sad to see it end. This book is a worthy end to a wonderful series. Cynthia is a breath of fresh air, living life on her terms and not afraid of other people’s opinions. I loved how she brought Alexander out of his shell and got him to start enjoying life.
I am really sad to see this series end, i looked forward to the release of new books each Christmas. Ms Ridley has a talent for creating eccentric characters all deserving of love and each book is infused with humour and a sprinkling of drama. I’m looking forward to her next series.
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.