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The Worst Duke in London by Amalie Howard

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The Worst Duke in London

Lady Evangeline Raine prefers animals to people and has no interest in marriage­–much to the dismay of her flirty younger sister, Viola. Because their father has one rule: Viola may be courted, only if Effie has a suitor as well.

Saddled with debt, Gage Croft, Duke of Vale, is determined to rebuild his estates. When the owner of his vowels offers him a fortune to charm the impervious Lady Evangeline for the season so Lady Viola can be courted, the game is on, even if it means pretending to seduce an unconventional wallflower.

But Gage gets much more than he bargains for in an adversary who wants to make her own scandalous arrangement. Effie will go to London for the season, but only if Gage agrees to be her lover. Yet when their fake courtship leads to passionate feelings, will their indecent proposal end with the season or be the start of something real?


The Review

Hello Book friends!

Today I’m reviewing The Worst Duke in London by Amalie Howard. In this historical romance, we follow Lady Evangeline Raine, the eldest daughter of the Raine children, and courageous animal advocate. With her younger sister of age, Evangeline is forced to chaperone her younger sister’s debut into society. Evangeline would rather do anything else, but when a penniless Duke enters her orbit, she’s convinced to give this season a try.


A Few More Thoughts

I have thoroughly enjoyed Howard’s Taming of the Dukes series, The Worst Duke in London included. Where she uses pop culture as her framework of her regency era stories, like Pretty Woman, Clueless, and Ten Things I Hate About You. It’s so fun to see a historical romance take a plunge into these loved movies, creating bold strong women who break out of the traditional mold of a “refined acceptable lady of the ton.”

If you enjoy a slow burn romance, rivals-to-lovers, he falls first, Taming of the Shrew feels, animal rescue plus adorable pets, and a grand gesture that will win over any animal lovers, then make sure to add this one to your TBR.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked


About the Author

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling novelist of “smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance” (Sarah MacLean). The Beast of Beswick was one of Oprah Daily’s Top 24 Best Historicals to Read. 

She is also the author of several critically acclaimed, award-winning young adult novels. An AAPI/Caribbean-born writer, she has written articles and interviews on multicultural fiction that have appeared in the Portland Book

Review, Ravishly magazine, and Diversity in YA. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading, being the president of her one-woman Harley Davidson motorcycle club #WriteOrDie, or power-napping. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
24-Sep-24978-1538737781384ForeverAdult NetGalley, Digital ARCJune 29, 2024

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– C




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