Kiss of a Duke
12 Dukes of Christmas #2
“Just one more kiss… (Milady, it’s cold outside)
Lady chemist Penelope Mitchell took England by storm with Duke, a perfume for men that has women swooning at their feet. To prove the same aphrodisiacal potency of her upcoming version for ladies, the new perfume must cause a rake to fall in love with her in ten days. And she has just the man in mind…
Sexy pleasure-seeker Nicholas Pringle—known as “Saint Nick” for his wicked ways—wants to end the absurd cologne that has every young buck believing himself a ladies’ man. How hard can it be to charm a spinster into changing her mind? But when Penelope does the charming, this rakish scoundrel must decide between losing the war… or losing his heart.
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke! ”
Kiss of a Duke is one of three eARCs I have been working through by Erica Ridley. This novel advises readers that perfume may attract another, but one’s actions determine if there is true chemistry. This story begins with Nick searching out Penelope to put an end to her perfume as he feels it puts undue power into the hands of the populace. The two ultimately fall in love.
Penelope is a peculiar character who denounces things that are not scientifically based. She reminds me a lot of Temperance Brennan from Bones. Nick is in many ways the opposite, he is a dashing rake who can have any woman, yet he holds a secret passion for glass blowing.
Overall this was a quick, easy read that I recommend.
About the Author
In her new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romances.
Fan-favorite Dukes of War features charming peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.