Friday 27 September 2019

Any Duchess Will do by Tessa Dare

It was a rather hilarious start. A mother kidnaps her son and takes him to Spindle Cove to choose a wife there. He thinks he is funny by choosing the barmaid, but she is no fool. Oh it was funny.

All Pauline wants is to open a lending library. And here comes a Duke and they hatch a plan. Pauline was great, she did not hold anything back.

Griffin does not want to marry, but his mum does not give up. I liked Griffin, I am not sure I would have liked Griffin how he seems to have been a year ago, but I liked this new Griffin. He had a sadness over him.

She tries to be a bad Duchess to be so she can get money, he starts to fall in love. And so they do and live happily ever after.


Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training"... and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn’t a miserable failure. She’s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff’s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won’t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Avon
Series: Spindle Cove #4
Historical romance


  1. I've read several of the Spindle Cove, but I don't think I read this installment. I need to go back and read this. Mom kidnapping son, too funny. Dare always makes me laugh! :)

    1. I need to read more of them :D I think Dare is so much fun

  2. I like this sound of this one a lot! Kind of a fake relationship thing. Great review. And a DUKE!

  3. Another good one from Tessa D and the premise of it sounds really good.

  4. Okay, I like a funny angle to historical romances :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. I haven't read her yet but I like the premise for this one.

  6. I'm a fan of this author and I read a few of the Spindle Cove books. This one sounds good too :) I actually just ordered The Wallflower Wager yesterday.

    1. I do need to read the rest, Dare makes me happy :D

  7. I have not read Tessa Dare yet but this book sounds absolutely delightful. I like books that are funny!

  8. All's well that ends well haha! :)



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