Edward Westover is a dashing colonel in the British army, busy fighting in Spain. Crushing news from home informs him of the death of his brother. He is now the Duke of Strathmore, but he has devoted his life to destroying the man who killed his family.
Katherine Benton dabbles in medicine and tries to take care of her small country estate, Brambly. Her father is never around, except to ask for money and to force her to sign over the estate to him. One fine day, a Duke turns up at her doorstep, expecting her to be a small child. Both are extremely surprised to see each other, and a truce is made. The Duke is now Katherine’s guardian, and he wants to fix up Brambly and make sure Kate is taken care of. They are attracted to each other and fall in love. And then Kate manages to commit the ultimate sin.
The Duke is back living under a cloud of gloom, and Kate is banished to the moors, living a Spartan life. Sudden events bring Katherine to London, and now she is to have a Season and be introduced as the Duke’s ward.
Dukes Are Forever is a fun read for Regency Romance lovers. It has a fresh aspect, portraying an independent woman who is much ahead of the times she lives in. We have two star crossed lovers who are kept apart by circumstances. And in case you missed the glitz and glamor of the Regency era parties, we are swept away into the rush of a London season. There is enough chemistry to create some sizzle, and enough intrigue to keep you glued to the pages.
Dukes are Forever is a warm, interesting read, perfect for a winter evening.