A fake engagement and plenty of charm keep the pages turning in this delightful Regency romance.
“I have come to ask you to kill me, my lord.”
Miss Abigail Abbott desperately needs to disappear, and the only person she trusts to help her do that is Lord Stephen Wentworth, heir to the Duke of Walden. Stephen is brilliant, charming, and—when he needs to be—absolutely ruthless. So ruthless, that, he proposes marriage instead of a pretense of murder, to keep Abigail safe.
Stephen knows that Abigail has the dignity and determination of a duchess and the courage of a lioness. When she accepts his courtship of convenience, he also discovers she kisses like his most intimate wish come true. For Abigail, their arrangement is a sham to escape her dangerous enemies. For Stephen, it’s his last, best hope to share a lifetime with the lady of his dreams—if he can convince her his love is real.
How to Catch a Duke by Grace Burrowes has a lot to offer readers. In this journey, I have met the Wentworth family again. They were once so poor and now, they’re richer than they thought they’d ever be. I love how each of the Wentworth siblings worked hard to protect each other and to get to their current status. They are a great group of characters each with their own unique personalities that add to the flavor of this series. Stephen is the younger brother who fought the only way he could to protect his sisters. Then, life gave him more lemons and he is injured for life. However, he doesn’t let that injury keep him from living life. Stephen is not only the hero but also an inspiration to all. The man knows his worth and what he wants. He goes after what he wants. That thing he wants most is Miss Abigail Abbott. But she’s left in a position that is dangerous and could be deadly. Stephen is asked by the woman he’s loved for a long while to protect her. However, his proposal of doing that isn’t truly accepted by Abigail at first. Through time and ways of convincing, Stephen goes about proving himself. He’s stronger than he knew. Abigail desires to be loved and she may just get the man of her heart after all. Plenty of action, good dialogue, and intrigue into the mystery of Abigail’s enemy. Danger brings the two together in more ways than they imagined. I absolutely loved it! Overall, Stephen isn’t just a wealthy and sexy man, but once who is strong and intelligent.