Desire knows no reason…
When Lady Delilah Chambers finds herself stranded at a country inn on a rain-swept evening, she’s forced to fend off a group of ruffians with the help of a handsome gentleman. Irresistibly drawn to each other, Leela and the stranger spend one reckless night in each others’ arms—and then go their separate ways. But the very next day Leela receives the shock of her life when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter.
When it finds two destined hearts…
One night isn’t enough with a woman as fierce, fiery, and brilliant as Leela. Elliot Townsend, Duke of Huntington, cannot believe his good fortune when their chance encounter leads to an unforgettable evening of passion. Yet Hunt’s luck runs out when he is introduced to his prospective mother-in-law. Dowagers aren’t supposed to look like this…
Leela and Hunt are determined to keep each other at arm’s length, which should be easy enough for two intelligent adults with reputations to uphold. The problem is all logic is lost when it comes to a passion that refuses to be ignored.
Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy is the first novel I have read by this writer. I was amazed with her writing style and characterization. The dialogue between characters was fun and intense. I wasn’t sure whether to expect the worst or best situations sometimes. The pages were full of action-packed scenes and a bubbling romance that was about to blow out of portion pretty quickly. It was all very entertaining.
Inside, I met a typical Duke. Tall, handsome, and very strong in his ways, Duke Elliot was fun to follow. He was caught unaware by a mystery woman. This woman will turn his carefully planned world upside down and inside out before long. In fact, all it took was one amazing night.
Enters Lady Leela. She is half foreigner and half of a local citizen. Her mother was a foreigner and her father was a Marquess. Therefore, she was of a high class but forced to marry a man her father recommended. Her father died and she married the man. This man brought forth a higher title to her name, as well as luxury and comfort. But the marriage wasn’t perfect. The young son of this man hated Leela from the beginning. The young daughter took to Leela quickly. They instantly formed a bonding that won’t break despite the young man’s attempts.
Leela and Duke Elliot meet. It was a night of fate. One filled with passion and a night neither would forget. Then, it turns out that when they meet up again as fate would have it, they’re both in for a shock of a lifetime. Society during this time, can be cruel. Leela and the Duke have rules that must be followed or else scandals occur and people they care about can be damaged by their decisions.
Risks can be taken, but how long can either of them survive without the other? Overall, I was hooked. This was a fiery tale. A strong female heroine paired with a Duke determined to follow her to the end of the earth was good. Diana Quincy is a master with storytelling. Her world of fiction was vivid, sensual, and exciting. I did not want to leave.