From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

Posted May 21, 2018 by Silvia in Books / 0 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva LeighFrom Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh
Series: The London Underground #1
Published by Mills & Boon on May 30, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: NetGalley
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‘It’s not my habit to seduce impoverished widows . . .’
The Duke of Greyland lost his heart–and a princely sum–to a charming, beautiful and destitute widow who, after one passionate night, vanished without a trace. Cassandra Blair grew up on the city streets, picking pockets to survive. Greyland was a rich mark–to be fleeced and forgotten–only she’d never forgotten him.
Years later, chance brings them together again, in a London gaming hell. Grayland is desperate to have her . . . never suspecting everything about his lover was a lie. But finding herself in dire financial straits, at risk of losing everything, Cassandra has no choice but to beg the man she betrayed for help.
The proud Duke will assist her under one condition: she doesn’t leave his sight until her debts are paid! But can the real Cassandra–the smart, streetwise survivor–steal his heart all over again?

When I put my eyes on this book, the first thing that got my attention wasn’t just that lovely purple dress, but also the title. Oh yeah, I see what you did there, and I really like it!

From Duke Till Dawn is a nice historical romance read with an appreciated twist, instead of a scoundrel for a hero, we get a swindler for a heroine. Doesn’t that just makes things pretty interesting? Making a living is hard and, in certain periods of time, for women it proved to be quite a real challenge since they were left with very limited/poor options . . . In a way, readers can see Cassandra did what she had to out of desperation, in order to survive, but it’s still impossible not to feel for the Duke of Greyland. He honestly showed more compassion than I would have imagined, he agrees to help Cassandra when he had every right to refuse—after being played and sort of getting heartbroken in the process—but that works well because we get a mystery to solve. So, it’s not simply a re-kindle of passion we assist to, but a catch-a-swindler-to-save-another kind of adventure.

I enjoyed this story, if it hadn’t been so easily resolved—and perhaps we got to see more of how it started it all—I would have probably felt a deeper connection and loved it. Yet, I can’t deny I ended up having a nice time.


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

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