Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he’s keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now, marry for money and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.
Helena Monroe is the companion to her entitled cousin and she is miserable. But once she encounters Baldwin on a terrace, her time in England starts to look up. She quickly realizes he believes she is her cousin and everything starts to fall apart.
Baldwin is now torn between a future that will save his family legacy and one with a woman he is growing increasingly attached to. Will he choose safety or passion, obligation or love?
Length: Full Length Novel (70,000 words)
Heat Level: Wear gloves while reading - eye protection optional.
The Duke of Nothing can be read as a stand-alone book, but is part of a series (The 1797 Club).
Oh how I loved reading this book, this series is getting better and better. I thought the last book was fantastic, but this one is brilliant.
If you've not read any of Jess's books, I can highly recommend this series. So in this book we have Baldwin's story a man with a lot responsibility and who needs to wed a lady with a lot of money, to clear the debts his father left when he died.
Now I really can't go to much into detail, but what I will say is Baldwin does try at first to clear the debts, but that fails until he meets Helena who he thinks is the heiress from America.
Helena has to be a companion to her cousin Charity, because of a scandal in America, and which her family disowned her. So she is in London and through a chance meeting she talks to Baldwin.
All I will say now is Baldwin's family and friends do help him when Helena's Uncle lays down a demand and which does back on him.
As I said before this series is getting better and better, I'm so looking forward to Matthew's book.
The book is on pre-order and is available to buy on 16th January at Amazon and all other retailers.
I received this book from Netgalley in return for a honest review.