Series: Playful Brides #11
Genres: Historical Romance
Setting: London, England
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Never Trust a Pirate
Also by this author: Never Trust a Pirate
A lady with a love potion. A Duke who takes it by mistake. Romance and mischief ensues when plans go awry in No Other Duke But You by Valerie Bowman.
SINGLE LADY SEEKS DUKE
Lady Delilah Montebank has her marital sights set on the Duke of Branville. There’s just one problem: he barely knows she exists. But no matter, she’s got a plan to win him over with her charm, her wit—and perhaps the love potion she has in her possession wouldn’t hurt her cause...
Lord Thomas Hobbs, Duke of Huntley, thinks his best friend Delilah’s quest to become a duchess is ridiculous. He’s always said he’d rather give up all the brandy in London than commit to one person for life. Besides, he knows that Delilah’s love potion can’t possibly win over Branville…since she accidentally gave it to him instead. But perhaps this is the excuse he needs to show her he’s always loved her...
Delilah can’t believe she gave the potion to the wrong duke. Then again, Delilah could do a lot worse than win the hand of her handsome best friend. Could it be that the right duke has been before her eyes all along?
No Other Duke but You is a historical best friends to lovers story with a heroine who makes a love potion and a hero who accidentally drinks it. Delilah wants to marry the Duke of Branville and has concocted the love potion to make it happen. Her best friend, Thomas, the Duke of Huntley thinks the idea is crazy and he wishes Delilah loved him instead.
The book has such a cute premise! I really liked Thomas and his devotion to Delilah was endearing. Delilah was a bit immature though. She is really quite clueless and it came off as kind of ditzy. I struggled with her as a heroine because I wanted to smack her. But, the story is light and fun, which helped a bit. And Thomas is great. Also, the supporting characters are enjoyable too! While Delilah didn’t work for me, the rest of the story was refreshing. Its not often you get a friends to lovers story in a historical romance, so I enjoyed that!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: friends to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series.
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