Duke Most Wanted - Heiress Brides, Bk 3 Author:Celeste Bradley Sophie Blake?s grandfather willed his fortune to the first of his granddaughters to marry a duke. Since her cousin, Deirdre, will seal the deal any day now, the quiet, bookish Sophie can sit back and enjoy her time with the only man she truly adores: Graham. No matter that the part charmer, part scoundrel has absolutely no designs on her! Sophie... more » is content to engage Graham in lively conversation, beat him at cards. . .and probe at the darkness hiding behind his rakish smile.
Then Graham unexpectedly gains a title, an estate in near ruins and a mountain of debt. If there is any chance of survival he must find a rich wife?quickly. As his hunt for a bride begins, Sophie realizes that she isn?t even in the running. Suddenly no longer content to be a wallflower, Sophie gets a stunning make-over and becomes the belle of the ball. Lots of heads are turning?including Graham?s. But this beauty has secrets of her own. Will she be his salvation or seal his fate?« less
This series just never grew on me. I liked Sophie up through most of this series but to find out the truth about her at the end just never sat well with me. I may give this author another shot but after reading this series, my opinion is that she does not even compare to Lisa Kleypas or Julia Quinn.
Rollicking good romp. This was certainly the best of the three in the series and had me snorting & chuckling in a few scenes. For heavens sake, don't jump into this looking for an angst-ridden, passionate, deep read. This is cotton candy personified ... and just as much fun! How can one resist a good looking duke with a good, albeit goofy, sense of humor? Even the horse was a hoot.