Beyond a Reasonable Duke by Deb Marlowe
This is short novella that will catch you at the first word and won’t let go of your imagination until the last word. Set in the Regency world of the Half Moon House, Ma. Marlowe less us on a funny and emotional journey for this short read that you don’t want to end.
The Duke of Rathmore didn’t think he’d be Duke, Miss Laura Stokes was never supposed to be Mr.Lawrence McConnell, or maybe she was, they had told her often enough she should have been a boy. Laura had one plan, get to tge Marquess of Marstokes, and kill him for what he’d done to her sister. Like a brother would do, had she been one. The Duke of Rathmore stood in her eay, the gatekeeper on her road to getting to Marstokes. She never thought of how handsome he wss, until the night he was supposed to pick her.
Many had said that the present Duke had killed his brother to get the title, he’d just been a second son. He moved among the leftover sons of Society easily because of it. Until the young Mr. Lawrence McConnell entered so closely into his orbit. Then he was everywhere, and there was something about him.
Give glittering stars for this novella, loved every word. Wonderfully written, and obviously a project Ms. Marlowe had a lot of fun with. A mist buy if you like her Half Moon series. A book that easily stands alone, but sits well in the story line that has been previously laId out.