From the back of the book:
A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members – yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke – until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.
In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?
This is the first book in the Stud Club trilogy by Tessa Dare. I am a complete fan-girl and loved all of her previous books. This is why I was a little worried when I started this book. I didn’t like Spencer at all in the beginning. He is rude to Amelia and everyone else around him, but once the story progressed and clues were revealed as to why he behaved that way I fell completely in love with him. Amelia on the other hand I liked from the very beginning. I can’t wait to read about the other stud club members, especially Rhys. The book moves at a very fast pace and the writing is fantastic. Tessa Dare should be on every historical romance fan’s auto-buy list!
the book girl gives ONE DANCE WITH A DUKE a 5/5
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