Much Ado About Dukes by Eva Devon

Published: 23 Aug 22

Publisher: Entangled

Length: 336 pages

My Rating: 3 stars


As far as William Easton—the Duke of Blackheath—is concerned, love can go to the devil. Why would a man need passion when he has wealth, a stately home, and work to occupy his mind? But no one warned him that a fiery and frustratingly strong-willed activist like Lady Beatrice Haven could find a way to get under his skin…and that he might enjoy it.

Lady Beatrice is determined to never marry. Ever. She would much rather fight for the rights of women and provoke the darkly handsome Duke of Blackheath, even if he does claim to be forward-thinking. After all, dukes—even gorgeous ones—are the enemy. So why does she feel such enjoyment from their heated exchanges?

But everything changes when Beatrice finds herself suddenly without fortune, a husband, or even a home. Now her future depends on the very man who sets her blood boiling. Because in order to protect his esteemed rival, the Duke of Blackheath has asked for Beatrice’s hand, inviting his once-enemy into his home…and his bed.

My Review:

I do enjoy a marriage of convenience. It is one of my favourite tropes. I have to say I’m a big fan of William. I loved how he was open to Beatrice’s opinions and was a campaign for women’s rights in a time when it was not expected or even liked. I did feel at times that Beatrice was too hard line on her opinion of men, and showed a rigidness in her thoughts.

This was an enjoyable enough read, a little too predictable though. I would have liked to see something new.

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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