Monday, August 17, 2015

Deceived by a Duke by Erin Knightley

★★★ The third book in the All's Fair In Love series was good. I liked that Phillip and Libby got to know each other without all the title pretense. I wish this book was longer as it left me with some unanswered questions. I think, had it been a full length story they would have been answered and only added to the depth of the book. For a quick read, this novella is an enjoyable addition to the series. 

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Here's the blurb: 

As the niece of an earl, Elizabeth Abbington knows all about the stifling expectations and responsibilities placed upon peers of the realm. She has no desire to marry into that kind of life. Instead, she dreams of traveling abroad where she can put her talent for languages to good use. When her dear friend invites her on a trip to Spain, Libby jumps at the chance to begin her adventure.

After his younger brother loses a small fortune on the turn of a card, Philip Dain, Duke of Gillingham decides an intervention is in order. Determined to keep Nigel from falling into the lifestyle that ultimately destroyed their father, Philip offers a deal: if his brother can live in anonymity for a month with him in Spain, Philip will pay his debts outright. By stripping them of the privileged status they’ve always known and the negative influence of Nigel’s friends, Philip hopes the trip will help turn his brother around.

What Philip didn’t expect is how much he would relish the freedom of shedding his title, if only for a while. When his lack of understanding of the language becomes an issue, Libby comes to his aid. As she falls into the role of their informal interpreter, Libby sees the real him, which makes the growing attraction between them all the more heady. But as love blossoms under the Spanish sun, so too does his uncertainty of what will happen when she discovers she’s been . . . Deceived by a Duke



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