Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Book Release - The Perfect Duke by Dawn Ireland

Once Upon a Time - yes, that is still one of my favorite phrases. When I hear those words I know something magical is going to follow.  In "The Perfect Duke," my heroine Cara takes those words to heart. The way she sees it, Prince Charming is just as near as her imagination. Too bad reality intrudes in the guise of a duke who is anything but charming, and more closely resembles a beast.  

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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Debby said...

I love historical romances. Your sounds wonderful. Adding to my list.
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Dawn Ireland said...

Thank you Debby! I've always been swept away by the "Lords and Ladies" time period, with all its "rules" for society. Enjoy the romance of those by-gone eras:)
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