Book Review: How to Marry a Duke by: Vicky Dreiling

How to Marry a Duke
Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: January 1, 2011
Origins:Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback

Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary--nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met...

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she's determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife--she'll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke's affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan's desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker's number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.

I have to say it because you are ALL thinking it: this book is like the historical version of The Bachelor. I wonder if that was on purpose or not but I don't think I liked that aspect of the book. On to other things,  I liked the heat in this story, Ms. Dreiling did an excellent job making this story as hot as it could be. 
I did not care for the drama of the girls but that is part of the courtship of the period, I assume. I also did not enjoy the pop-up confession by Tessa towards the end, I mean, I know it's a big deal back then but come on, get over it and find a new man. I am saying this as a 21st century women though. It might have been cause for suicide back then.

I will keep reading books by this author, this one was spirited, decently written, and I overall enjoyed it.

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