Review: Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton

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About the book:

A Marriage Beyond Hope

Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, Vane Barwick, the Duke of Claxton, whose rumored list of amorous conquests includes almost every beautiful woman of the ton. Yet a shocking encounter with him in a crowded ballroom-and a single touch-are all it takes to reawaken her furious passion for him. But how can she trust the man who crushed her dreams and took away the one thing she wanted most?

A Love Beyond Reason

Claxton has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined his marriage to Sophia. Now, after nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves-and the passionate lover she desires. As the snowdrifts deepen outside their ancestral home, can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?

NEVER DESIRE A DUKE by Lily Dalton is an emotional, romantic and wonderful historical romance about Christmas miracles and working toward a happily after ever after a tumultuous past. Sophia and Claxton were once very happy together, but after losing their unborn child they drifted apart and Sophia doesn’t believe that their marriage can be saved. However, there is one thing that she wants from him before they go their separate ways…a child. Claxton regrets leaving Sophia alone after the death of their baby and wants to be with her more than anything, but his past has caught up with him and he doesn’t truly believe that he is worthy of her. I loved these two together when they are fighting with each other and when they are getting along. There is a lot for Sophia and Claxton to work through before they can get back together and several things happen to get in their way. I loved the emotion in the story – there is so much love between Sophie and Claxton, but they just can’t seem to get passed the hurt. There is a perfect set-up for more books featuring secondary characters and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

the book girl gives NEVER DESIRE A DUKE a 4/5

to find the book (releases 9/24):

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