Christmas Awards 2011

Tuesday 6 July 2010

One Dance With A Duke

One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare

Publisher: Ballantine Books

May 2010

ISBN: 978-0-345-51885-9

Pages: 384

London, June 1817

Spencer Dumarque, Duke of Morland is a member of an exclusive club by the name of the Stud Club. The only way to get into the club is to be very lucky. Spencer is also known as the Duke of Midnight because at every gala he attends he claims a waltz with one lady and only one lady. So far no one has managed to claim more than one dance with him and no one has caught his attention. That is about to change.

Lady Amelia d’Orsay is desperate to save her brother from his latest folly. Out of that desperation she steals a dance with Spencer and manages to get much more from him than she was planning. Amelia has managed to do what none of the other ladies have managed and that is to catch Spencer’s attention and his heart. Amelia is only trying to get Spencer to forgive her reckless brother’s debt to Spencer. What starts out as a simple request ends up having far reaching consequences.

What started out as an act of desperation just might end up being a love that will last a life time. Only time will tell if Spencer and Amelia will be able to turn the passion they find in each other into the love they have both been searching for. They are going to have to get past many misunderstanding to get where they want to be and only if they learn to trust and talk together will they be able to do that.

This is a wonderful story that is full of emotion. This one will pull you in and get you rooting for both the hero and heroine hoping that they can get past their misunderstandings and turn what they have into something worth fighting for. This also has some twists that keep the story line moving along briskly so that you hate to put done the book until the very end. The secondary characters really help make the story a much more rounded story that will have you wanting to read the next book in this trilogy. This story shows a lot of promise for the trilogy.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses.

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