Title: The Spinster and the Rake
Author: Eva Devon
Series: Never a Wallflower #1
Read: February 1, 2021
Edward Stanhope, the Duke of Thornfield, lives a life of order so when he goes to his library and finds a woman sitting in his chair, he isn’t happy. The confrontation leads to a fiery kiss that ruins them and forces them into marriage. As the wedding approaches, the attraction grows but will it be enough?
This was a very enjoyable historical romance. I loved how smart and sassy Georgiana was, especially towards Edward. Edward is known as a grumpy and aloof Duke. He likes it that way though because then people won’t know his secret. Edward has what I assume is Asperger’s syndrome from his description of his problems. He has learned ways to live his life in the public eye without anyone knowing how bad it can be for him. I actually really loved Edward. He is a grump with a heart of gold.
Overall, this was a wonderful historical romance. I loved that while they had their issues at times, this wasn’t a high stress relationship, which is what I really needed this week. Their relationship was slow building, sweet, and filled with intense debates. I can’t wait to read the next book.
Also, I love this cover.
*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*