Review: No Other Duke But You

No Other Duke But You

Valerie Bowman

Playful Brides #11

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication date: 30-Apr-2019
Date Started: 11-Mar-2019
Date Finished: 12-Mar-2019
Format: eARC/PB-ARC
Pages: 320
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781250121677
Source: Publisher/NetGalley



Lady Delilah Montebank has her marital sights set on the Duke of Branville. There’s just one problem: he barely knows she exists. But no matter, she’s got a plan to win him over with her charm, her wit—and perhaps the love potion she has in her possession wouldn’t hurt her cause…

Lord Thomas Hobbs, Duke of Huntley, thinks his best friend Delilah’s quest to become a duchess is ridiculous. He’s always said he’d rather give up all the brandy in London than commit to one person for life. Besides, he knows that Delilah’s love potion can’t possibly win over Branville…since she accidentally gave it to him instead. But perhaps this is the excuse he needs to show her he’s always loved her…

Delilah can’t believe she gave the potion to the wrong duke. Then again, Delilah could do a lot worse than win the hand of her handsome best friend. Could it be that the right duke has been before her eyes all along?”



This book was bittersweet as it is the last in a much beloved series by Valerie Bowman. No Other Duke But You  lets us know that sometimes love is already staring us in the face.

Delilah, our heroine, has been a present character in these books since the fourth, and it was about time for her to get her own love. She is a matchmaker, more often than not, conspiring with Lucy Hunt for uniting their friends in love. This story begins with Delilah being handed an ultimatum by her mother, either she becomes engaged by her birthday, or else she will have to marry an unsightly, repugnant man. Thomas, her best friend, wants to be her someone. Kisses are stolen, potions are administered, and love prevails.

Our heroine is a bold, strong-willed, lover of love, and Thomas has loved Delilah since they were young. He has just patiently been waiting on the side-lines for her to be ready. These characters are beautiful and the story flowed wonderfully. I will forever and always recommend a Valerie Bowman romance novel.

About the Author

VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides and Playful Brides series.

Social Links

Author WebsiteTwitter: @Valeriegbowman | Facebook @ValerieBowmanAuthor | Pinterest


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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