Title: Ten Things I Hate About the Duke
Author: Loretta Chase
Series: Difficult Dukes #2
Format: ARC ebook
Date Read: October 23, 2020
Cassandra Pomfret has strong opinions and isn’t afraid of voicing them. This has caused her no end of trouble but she refuses to change. Her exasperated father has ruled that her sister can’t marry until she does. When she is caught in a compromising situation with the Duke of Ashmont, her reputation will be ruined if they don’t stage a fake courtship and marriage.
Cassandra is an independent, vocal, and kind woman. She can take care of herself in most situations but she knows society will judge her harshly without a man around. I really liked her independence and intelligence. She was smart and wasn’t afraid to use her brains against people. She was the perfect wife for Ashmont because she tamed his parting attitude and showed him how to apply his cleverness to things other than pranks.
Ashmont wasn’t very likable at first. He was a drunk prankster who couldn’t see past his own life. The more time he spends with Cassandra the more he realizes that he has wasted his fortune and life away up till now. He still is mischievous but he sees the world outside his bubble now. He helps the less fortunate and doesn’t just start fights because he can. By the end, I really liked Ashmont.
Overall, this was a great historical romance. It was slow building and the romance grew stronger with each page. This was my first Loretta Chase book but I want to read more of her stuff now.
*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*