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Say No to the Duke written by Eloisa James
Genres: Historical Romance
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #4
Published by Avon
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Source: Edelweiss, the Publisher
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One little wager will determine their fate—a daring escape or falling into temptation with a rakish lord.
Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed—but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure.
No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan—but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches.
If he wins…she is his, for one wild night.
But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.
Well, well, well! This was a surprise! Say No to the Duke really made me grin and of course, the feels!
This is the first book that I read in The Wildes of Lidow Castle series because I had a hard time getting into the first book, Wilde in Love. Anyway, I just jumped into the middle of the series and I WILL finally be reading the first three books!
As I’ve said, I am a fan of the enemies to lovers trope. I am also a huge fan of the brother’s best friend trope and Say No to the Duke features both tropes! This book basically guaranteed that I would enjoy it so much!
While I am not a huge fan of quirky characters, I love Betsy so much! She is definitely”wild” for a Georgian lady but I really felt her struggles. In that society, you are judged by the actions of your parents and she just wanted to prove society wrong. She is also hiding behind a mask of propriety, which makes falling in love really hard.
Jeremy is also an awesome character! He is suffering from PTSD and is an awesome broody and sarcastic hero that I love. He is also Betsy’s brother’s best friend and is hiding away in Lidow Castle because of his PTSD.
What I really love about Say Yes to the Duke is the banter between Betsy and Jeremy! I feel like the two of them were perfect together.
I have to say that I didn’t have a hard time following the series even though this is the 4th book, but I highly recommend reading the first 3 before diving in because I was really intrigued by all the side characters!
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Do you read books in order or are you able to jump right in the middle of a series?