Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Perfect Duke by Dawn Ireland

     “Tell me a story.” That idea drove me as a child. First I read fairy tales, then fantasy until I discovered romance. My new book, "The Perfect Duke" is set in Georgian, England and
introduces you to a heroine who believes fairy tales should be a way of life.

Known as The Marble Duke amongst the Ton, Garret Weston, the Duke of Kendal sets himself apart from his peers. Nothing will hinder his guilt-driven attempt to become a perfect duke.  Nothing that is, save the alluring and imaginative betrothed he’d thought dead. His intended believes-of all things-that she is a Vicar’s daughter. The “perfect” duke needs a “perfect” duchess, but how was he to discern her suitability? Employing her as a governess to his niece seemed like an ideal solution. But whose “suitability” is being tested? His betrothed refuses to see he is beyond redemption. And most grievous of all, she stirs his blood, making him forget what’s important.

Cara believes fairy tales really can come true, until she meets the unrelenting and arrogant Duke of Kendal. He looks like a Prince, but acts like a Beast. Why must he challenge her at every turn? Her greatest peril is her attraction to the vulnerable, seductive man behind the title. A match between them would be impossible. But can she show him, without losing her heart, that “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder?    

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Holly said...

What a beautiful cover!

Dawn Ireland said...

Hi Holly,
I'm glad you like the cover! I thought it was pretty. My last cover was "sexy" (Highland Sons" The MacKay Saga) But, with Jimmy Thomas as the model, it had to be!Covers are so important.
Have a Magical Day!

Debby said...

Nothing better than being told a story. Now we read the story in the pages of a book.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Dawn Ireland said...

Hi Debby,
You're right, stories help us understand our world. I love it when I connect with a heroine in a book and think "I know just how she feels!" (It's especially good when everything works out well for the heroine at the end:)
Have a "Once Upon a Time" Evening!