The Duke in My Bed
When Bray Drakestone makes a promise to his dying friend, he never expects that he would be pressured into keeping it years later. Society at large is pressuring Bray to marry his friend’s sister, Louisa, and secure a future for her four sisters as well. When Bray visits Louisa to propose to her, she rejects him. In a show of arrogance, Bray wagers Louisa will want to marry him soon, and will even propose to him.
As Louisa and Bray grow closer, sparks fly. However, as the oldest of five girls, Louisa feels an obligation to ferry her younger sisters safely into society. She refuses to marry someone who would not care for her sisters as well.
Bray and Louisa are complete opposites, but the one thing they have in common is their stubbornness. Amelia Grey writes some great, complex secondary characters as well. The girls’ socially inept chaperone, Mrs. Colthurst, provides unique comic relief, and each of Louisa’s sisters has her own personality. As the story draws to a close, it’s sweet to see the love grow between Louisa, Bray, and all of Louisa’s sisters. I’ll be looking for more to read from Amelia Grey.
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