The English Duke

Avon. (Dukes, Bk. 2). Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062466891. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062466921. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Martha York is incensed when science-oriented Jordan Hamilton, the Duke of Roth, refuses to come for the papers her late inventor father wanted him to have. With her beautiful, self-centered younger sister and canny grandmother in tow, Martha sets out for the duke's estate to deliver the research herself. A quick trip is planned until Gran becomes indisposed. Jordan and Martha end up collaborating and bonding, but a conniving miss manipulates the truth, with a near disastrous outcome.
VERDICT Exceptional characters, a self-serving villainess, and fascinating detail about underwater vessels combine in this rewarding, sweetly sensual Victorian romance; the perfect addition to Ranney's latest series. Ranney (The Scottish Duke) lives in San Antonio.

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