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- Publisher: WebMotion (December 24, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 24, 2019
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07M65JMX1
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This is the eighth story in the 12 Dukes of Christmas series. It is a delightfully humorous and unpredictable tale with lovable quirky characters, snarky banter, some difficult secrets to reveal, and a few twists and turns. One of my favorite parts is when Meg agrees to tutor Lucien in English. Their tutoring sessions are fun for Meg, Uncle Jason, and the reader, but not so much for Lucien. It does give the couple the chance to get to know each other (Lucien likes that part). I thoroughly enjoyed the story of the eighth Duke of Christmas. Now on to number nine!
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.
With Duke's Desire we come to the end of the le Duc family. All the siblings are firmly in their HEA's. Ms Ridley saved the best for last. Lucien le Duc has been a pain in the other 2 stories. He glowers, he smolders, he's curt, downright rude. He refuses to speak English, he's been here 18 years! Even after all these years he feels out of place, out of step, longs to go home to France & try to find his old life. I'm not sure he's understood that it will never be exactly the same but he does by the HEA. He's made a promise to his family that he'll try harder to learn English, he understands a lot but he can't communicate with the new English members of his family. He's motivated to learn and to return home.
Margaret Damaris Brouillard Church is just plain old Meg to everyone in Cressmouth. She spent many years, unhappy years, in France & offers to tutor Lucien. When he agrees boy do things heat up. She a 28 year old spinster & not a virgin anymore. She doesn't have lasting relationships, doesn't believe they exist. Tourist for a one nighter is her M.O. These two burn up the pages with looks, kisses and finally "it". Love them both.
A lightbulb went off, I'm ashamed it took me 8 books to realize the pun. The neighboring village is Houville! The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? Whoville? Cindy Lou Who? She got me there. It was fun.
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Lucien's family suffered greatly in the recent French revolution, but after twenty years of safety and security in England, all Luc wants is to return to the home and heritage he left behind. Meg's family had a much different experience in France, one that she has no desire to return to.
I enjoyed the banter and playfulness between these two, and appreciated the deftly-handled role reversal that was unusual in a Regency-era story, yet it perfectly matched the personalities of the main characters. It's always wonderful to see the emphasis on family in a romance, and here it was used to great effect all around.
As the third story focusing on the le Duc siblings, this one brings a bit of closure for the entire family. I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire series, and my only disappointment is that we have to wait another ten full months before the next Dukes of Christmas tale is published. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.