Dreaming of a Duke Like You

Forever: Grand Central. Oct. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9781538723814. pap. $8.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Vivienne Tremeer has fled to London with her brother Will in the hopes of avoiding an unwanted marriage and leaving her scandalous past behind. Will, however, quickly accumulates debt at Cadieux’s Gambling Club. Vivienne will do anything to help her brother and avoid further scandal, even if it means working with the new Duke of Grantham, Gabriel Cadieux, the owner of the gambling club. As their paths become intertwined, they must navigate high society and their deepening feelings for one another. This Regency romance, centered on forbidden love, will keep readers engaged until the very end. The plot is fast-paced, character-driven, and brimming with romantic tension. Bennett creates this tension between the protagonists using simple, mature language that quickly moves the plot forward. With multiple obstacles and plot twists, readers will be kept in suspense as to whether or not Vivienne and Gabriel will confess their love.
VERDICT Set in 19th-century London, this romance is perfect for fans of Christina Britton and Sophie Jordan. The first in Bennett’s (Meant To Be) new series; romance lovers won’t want to miss it.
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