Thursday, 3 January 2019
Enter the Duke by Grace Callaway (Game of Dukes book 2)
One wicked night of passion results in life-altering consequences for innocent bar maid Maggie Goode. Years later, she’s a respectable widow, but her troubles are far from over. With debts looming, she must salvage her fossil shop to support herself and her beloved daughter. Fate leads her to a man who can save her business…but he’s also the biggest mistake from her past.
The product of an ill-fated union between an English aristocrat and a Chinese merchant’s daughter, Rhys Cavendish, the Duke of Ranelagh and Somerville (“Ransom”), hides his secret pain behind a rakish façade. Yet he cannot hide from his debts, and now he’s on the run from cutthroat moneylenders—and the necessity of marrying for convenience. His last hope: the inheritance his uncle left him in the form of a treasure map. When he goes to hire help for his expedition, he comes face to face with a woman he’s never forgotten…and a daughter he never knew he had.
Dangerous secrets smolder between Maggie and Rhys, but neither can resist a scorching reunion. Personal demons and hidden enemies threaten their quest and their passionate romance. Will they defy all odds to find the ultimate treasure: a love for all time?
I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review, all thoughts are my own.
This is book 2 in the Game of Dukes series. from the start to the finish I was totally immersed, Ms Callaway takes us on a journey that involves drama, with a little bit of mystery and above all romance, and for me I can highly recommend this book.
For Rhys to claim his inheritance from his uncle, he has to go on a treasure hunt, that takes him to Dorset and its while he's there that he meets Maggie who he hasn't seen for eight years...but Maggie is hiding a secret and at first she isn't sure if she should tell him. What Rhys also finds is that the treasure hunt also takes him and Maggie to London.
From here I can't reveal much more...but what I will say is and if you have read the first book, then you will know how popular the ferret was, and yes he makes an appearance...but he also has a friend and for me this brought some humour into the book.
I will gladly give 5/5 stars. The book is available to buy from Amazon UK and all other retailers.