AVAILABLE NOW!! THE DUKE I ONCE KNEW by Olivia Drake! + My Review



Award-winning author Olivia Drake begins her new Unlikely Duchesses series with THE DUKE I ONCE KNEW (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; December 31, 2018). With compelling characters and skillful plot twists, Drake’s latest novel will take your breath away.


First love is always the sweetest…


For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. 


Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him … even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?

❤️ My Review

Sexy Max and sweet Abby. Will they make the most of their second chance at love? I liked these two and definitely rooted for them from the beginning when Max was such a sexy rogue and Abby appeared to be a doormat for her family. Not much to say about Max but…Swoon! Abby grew on me as her personality come through. A peace maker with such a lovely heart. She’s a terrific heroine. The would-be lovers were kept apart by nefarious acts and each blaming the other. They have to work past the hurt feelings to get to the good stuff and when they do it’s hot. A slow build to a heck of a whammy. An entertaining sweet romance with an interesting cast characters thanks to Max’s business and his entourage. I liked the maturity in the characters. Loved Gwen and hope she gets her own story.




Olivia Drake is the author of the Cinderella Sisterhood series (Seducing the Heiress, Never Trust a Rogue, Scandal of the Year, If the Slipper Fits, Stroke of Midnight, Abducted by the Prince, Bella and the Beast, His Wicked Wish, and The Scandalous Flirt). She has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1981, and her novels have won the Golden Heart Award, Best Historical Romantic Suspense and Best Regency Historical from Romantic Times. She has also won the prestigious RITA award. She currently resides in Houston, TX.


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