Review: How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling

Posted February 14, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling
How to Marry a Duke
by Vicky Dreiling

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 3, 2011
Series: How To Series #1
Published by Forever
Pages: 396
 

 

 

I picked this book up with really no expectations.  I liked the cover and the blurb seemed pretty interesting.  But I was so pleasantly surprised with the storyline!  This book was by no means a boring historical romance, it had some humor, some intrigue, gossiping tongues, an untamable (or so he thought) rake and a woman who thought she should give up on finding happiness for herself but wanted to find it for everyone else.

I think the best way to tell you about the storyline is that it’s a historical cross between these two reality shows:

This is such a fun concept!  Accomplished rake, Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne, needs to find a wife.  He is the most eligible bachelor of the season.  At a party he meets a girl that looks like sin stirs his lust.  But she turns out to be what could be considered a spinster.  Tessa is 26, not a spring chicken by any means.  She inherited a great deal of money from her uncle and she is not interested in marriage for herself.  Ever.  However she has made it her job to find other ladies a suitable husband.
When Tristan finds out that the woman that caught his eye is a matchmaker, he hires her services.  She decides to make it a big courtship.  She gathers the women she feels would fit him better, and they go through a few events after which he eliminates certain candidates.

And during that whole time they both have to pretend they are not falling in love.  That they are not the perfect match.  But she feels something that happened in the past could never allow her the happiness of being married to Tristan.

This story was different and fun.  I had a great time reading it!

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About Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Eli Yanti
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Eli Yanti

so excited.

cant wait my book come and read 😉

Joanne
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Joanne

I still can’t believe that Tristan hires a matchmaker. Loved this book.

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Timitra

Ooooh the storyline does sound great!!!!

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I had fun writing the book. The interesting thing is I’ve never watched the Millionaire Matchmaker. But I did get the idea for a Regency version of The Bachelor the first time I saw the show a few years back. It just cracked me up and I thought I’d write a 19th century version for fun.

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Sounds cute and fun! 😉

Shelly
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Shelly

ooh this sounds like a fun read. Adding this to my to buy list. Thanks for the review.

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Love Histroicals!!! I want to read this!!

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I like the storyline and now I have another book to add to my TBR list!
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