A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied…
Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?
Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?
Author: Janna MacGregor
Published: November 27th 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Stars: 5 Content Rating: 10
WHAT I LOVED: First off, this is book 4. I have loved all the previous books and was so STOKED to receive an ARC from Netgalley. Totally made my day, and I definitely LOVED that. I have been getting a few ARC’s of Christmas time stories and I’m not mad about it at all! I love all the characters in this series but I had been wanting Paul’s story from the beginning! I adore Paul and Daphne. Paul is trying so hard to make amends and Daphne is ready to start living life as she pleases. As far as romances go, this series world and character building are AWESOME. I love Janna’s writing style and can’t wait for her next book!
WHAT I HATED: Um… that it ended? Truly, the only reason that I didn’t give this one 5 stars is because I don’t think I would read it again. .. but as I am typing this I am reconsidering. I am remembering the previous books and thinking that a reread is in order! (and yes.. I changed it from 4 stars to 5!)
Janna, I can not wait till next summer for Lord William’s story!!! I have been waiting for his story forever already!