Review: Dueling With the Duke by Robyn DeHart

Dueling With the Duke

Synopsis

England, 1838

Gabriel Campbell, Duke of Lynford never intended to carry that title, but when his reckless brother gets himself killed in a duel over a woman, Gabe has no choice. Now he’s sworn off love, blaming the woman that broke his brother’s heart and led to his untimely death. 

Lilith Crisp, Lady Thornton, knew from a young age that pretty girls grow up and get married off to the highest bidder. Being paraded around London as her husband’s trophy has taught her some unique skills and now she can manipulate any man for his darkest secrets. 

Gabriel's position in the Brotherhood of the Sword leads him directly to Lilith’s door. For Gabe, Lilith is the one woman he’s always wanted, and Lilith is now forced to deal with a man who seems immune to her charms. But a secret about Lilith’s niece brings them together to face a danger that threatens not only their lives, but the fate of England’s Crown. Resisting Lilith is getting more and more difficult and Gabe finally recognises that he can’t keep blaming her for his brother’s fate. Finding love means forgiving the past and that might be the one thing they simply can’t do…

5-Stars Review

I loved it! It's a historical romance novel with some flavour of mystery & intrigue. I loved all the characters especially Lilith is fascinating. She found out that her husband is possibly dead and the first thing she did was sneak out of her house to some unknown destination. This, of course, made Gabriel suspicious of her role in her husbands dealings. He followed her and then they both find themselves in a predicament. Now not only Lord Thornton's death is questionable but there is his niece who needs protection. They have no clue from what or why. But Lilith is determined to take care of her husband's niece. She wants to make sure that the girl does not suffer the she had....

An unlikely situation throws them both together. Soon Lilith and Gabriel find out that they are still as attracted to each other as years ago, when they had briefly met before. Although whether or not they can overcome their past is another question entirely. Also there are other things to consider. Life is no longer as simple as it used to be....

A beautiful romance novel which kept my interest from the very beginning until the end. I recommend it to all readers who like historical fiction and a good mystery.