The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James
Reviewed by Cassandra, Librarian at Mary Jacobs Library
It must be Valentine’s Day because I seem to have flooded my eReader with romances. My recent grab is the latest book by Eloisa James, The Duke is Mine. It was a great pick for a cold weekend. We follow the quirky heroine Olivia Lytton who has been betrothed since childhood to a family friend. All of her family’s expendable income has been spent on training her to be a duchess – to actually run a duke’s estate since her betrothed was born with some difficulties. Olivia knows she will never have a happily ever after but she hopes her status will help her sister Georgiana secure an engagement to the handsome Duke of Sconce. However, it is the strong, fiery and sensual Olivia that grabs the Duke’s attention and heart. Scandal! The Duke is Mine is a fun and whimsical with moments of laugh out loud hilarity and weird antics that can only be found in the fictional world of regency romance. If you’ve enjoyed Julia Quinn’s Just Like Heaven or Lady Most Likely than the latest Eloisa James may be a good bet!