ARC Review: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling

Posted February 23, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling
What a Devilish Duke Desires
by Vicky Dreiling

4 Stars


Released: February 24, 2015
Published by Forever
Pages: 400
Format: eARC

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“This is still one of my favorite historical romance series because I always know what I’ll get, and that is a lot of sizzling chemistry wrapped in an enthralling story.” ~ Under the Covers

Vicky Dreiling combines again a reality TV competition theme with a historical romance.  And again I love it!  WHAT A DEVILISH DUKE DESIRES was the perfect blend of fun that I like to read in my historical romances.  It doesn’t take itself too seriously and manages to keep me interested in the story the whole time.

We have Harry Norcliffe, who doesn’t want his uncle’s title. He’s a simple guy and not too concerned with the dreadful commitments of the ton.  His mother has other plans for him and decides to do her best to find him a good bride.  I absolutely adored him!  He’s the type of guy you want to sit and banter with, and from his first meeting with Lucy it’s always been easy to see their perfect chemistry.

Lucy is not what his mother would say his bride needs to be.  She works a few jobs to keep a roof over her family, taking care of her grandmother.  All while trying to reach her dream and being a dance teacher.

And here’s where the reality TV aspect comes into play.  There will be a dance competition!  Think a type of Dancing with the Stars.  The ton is all buzzing with which couples will compete and who will make it until the end.  And they are seeking guidance and instruction.  Which is where Lucy comes in.

Dance teacher, maid, waitress.  But with a secret.  I love the story of the girl that is down on her luck and finds that one man that will do anything to rescue her.  And that’s exactly what Harry does even before her past comes out.

This is still one of my favorite historical romance series because I always know what I’ll get, and that is a lot of sizzling chemistry wrapped in an enthralling story.  Always satisfying.  It hasn’t disappointed me yet and I wait with anticipation for every installment.

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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Thanks Francesca


I agree there is always a good story that coincides with the equally good love story


Francesca thank you so much!

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Thanks for the review, this book sounds good.

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Thanks ladies hope you get to read this soon!


love Vicky’s writing