A Duke In Her Bonnet by Hanna Hamilton
This is a gripping, dramatic, suspenseful and romantic story. Susana fell out of her family's wagon while they were on the move to London but no one noticed her missing right away. William happened to find her on the road almost frozen and brought her to his home. He and his brother Richard looked for her family but found nothing, so Richard took her in as his ward. When it was time for her come out, Richard was too ill to attend, and her chaperone abandoned her. She was nervous and hot so she ate a few ices, which were spiked, and made a few errors, which the ton made her pay for. Richard banished both Susie and Will to his country estate, and hired a dragon of a woman to teach Susie how to act like a ton lady. The woman was a menace, which angered Will, then a suitor showed up. That's when the two realized that they loved the other, but because it was a taboo, because they were raised as siblings, neither confessed. Will tried to let Susie be courted, but he was green with jealousy. Matters didn't improve when the dragon set her sights on Will, and Richard found out about them. There are some very surprising twists and shocks along the way, and some heartbreaking moments. But the story is about love conquering all.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.
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