The Duke’s Secret Cinderella by Eva Devon

Published: 21 Feb 2023

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Amara

Length: 352

My Rating: 3 stars


Charlotte Browne could just kick herself. What on earth possessed her to tell the Duke of Rockford that she is a lady? But something about the duke’s handsomeness and kind intelligence makes Charlotte blurt out the teeniest, tiniest falsehood. Now it’s too late to admit she’s just plain Charlotte of no particular importance—with cinder-stained hands, a wretched stepfather, and no prospects for marriage….

Rafe Dorchester, Duke of Rockford, has done what every self-respecting duke must do—avoid marriage at all costs. But the only thing stronger than the duke is his mother., When she lays down the highest ultimatum, he’ll need to find a duchess. Immediately. Only, when he calls on a potential bride, he instead finds the pert, fresh-faced Lady Charlotte. Rafe was warned to never mix the business of marriage with pleasure, but when it comes to Lady Charlotte…oh, business would be a splendid pleasure.

My Review:

This is a pretty standard retelling of the fairytale Cinderella. As you would expect from the name. It was an enjoyable read but there was nothing to make it stand out from the crowd of other retellings. Charlotte could have come forward sooner and been more open with Rafe about her stepfather. Rafe and the stepfather are perfect contrasts. One capable of anything to get his own way and the other willing to go out of his way to help others.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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