Review: Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake

Forever My Duke is the second novel in a brand new Regency romance series from Olivia Drake about rakish dukes and the governesses who steal their hearts.

“I find Miss Fanshawe to be quite charming—for an American.”—The Prince Regent

Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife—an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom.

But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who must be a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him…despite his being a duke?


As always I want to start by thanking Netgalley and St. Martins Press for providing us with a copy of this book so that we can bring you this review.

Now who doesn’t like a fiesta sassy American woman putting a uppity English Duke in his place. It was nice to see how Natalie learns something new about the new place she has arrived while Hadrian also learns to be a bit more relaxed and not take things so seriously. Though Natalie is there on a mission to help a beautiful little boy get reunited with his family, she is surprised to see the type of people they are. Hadrian is great because he is able to separate himself from his feelings and his family to see things from all perspectives. He also sees that not everything is as it seams at first, there is more in the depth of the situation. Though the circumstances of what happened to the parents of the little boy are so extremely sad and he becomes very dependent on Natalie it is good to see that Hadrian works hard in showing him that he can be trusted too and is there to help him and make life easier for him.

I truly enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one.

I give this book 5 kisses.

Happy Reading… Adri

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