One of the huge jokes in the historical romance community is the overabundance of dukes. Everywhere you look, there’s yet another handsome young(ish) duke in want of a wife. So what did these five amazing authors do?
They made an entire anthology with nothing but dukes, baby! Hot dukes! Dukes I’d like to f***.
And wow, buckle up friends, this is going to be a bumpy ride. No pun intended.
The Chasing of Eleanor Vane by Sierra Simone
Eleanor’s fiancé is a total fuckboy, but his uncle the duke is a total hottie.
But the duke mourning his wife who passed away 20 years ago
Oh and he also has some delightful secrets.
Eleanor wants the duke.
My Dirty Duke by Joanna Shupe
Violet has fallen in love with her father’s friend the duke
The duke wants Violet, against his better judgement.
Oh, and there are photographs—yes, that kind of photographs
An Education in Pleasure by Eva Leigh
Age gap, except this time, Cecilia is ten years older than the duke
She’s giving him love lessons
Oh, and did I mention that Cecilia is the governess for the duke’s sisters?
Duke for Hire by Nicola Davidson
Ada is a vicar’s daughter, and she hires the duke to sex her up.
It’s only supposed to be a short term arrangement, and it would be a dreadful shame if they caught feelings for each other.
Her best friends are single ladies who live together. Everyone thinks they’re just friends but–big whisper–they’re not.
The Duke Makes Me Feel by Adriana Herrera
Black-Latinx Heroine who owns her own herbal remedy business
Not that kind of herbal remedy
Road trip to Paris
We’re too different—this can never work
But they’re so great together!
As you can see, there’s something here for everyone. I’ve read—and enjoyed something from each of these authors, so I knew I was going to enjoy the anthology, but the offerings exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t even pick a favorite because they were Each and every one of these entries was spectacular—great banter and scorching sex scenes.
I would absolutely recommend Duke I’d Like to F***. Five novellas in one collection—this is not to be missed. This anthology is pure perfection, and a bright spot in a tough year.
I received an ARC of this book. My review is my own.