May the Best Duke Win

Harlequin Historical. Aug. 2022. 288p. ISBN 9781335723406. pap. $6.75. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
DEBUT Kate, a bold and liberated American heiress, is stunned by her father’s demand for her to marry into the British aristocracy. She begrudgingly acquiesces and vows to marry any noble who supports her ambition to work on the fledgling rail system. Thinking that this will allow her to stay independent for a while, she returns to her normal life, where she accidentally falls for Sebastian. He’s a duke, which is a win, but he’s also disgraced—not exactly the type of noble Kate’s father had desired. Plus there’s the little problem that Sebastian has vowed never to marry.
VERDICT In this debut novel, Belgado uses a feminist lens on the historical romance genre. Her sumptuous writing brings drama and a little bit of spice to the forced-marriage and single-forever tropes that readers know and love.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing