Julie Johnstone is one of my very favorite historical romance authors. Each time I read one of her books I remember why. Her books are AWESOME! It's In The Duke's Kiss is no exception. I read this book in one setting because I could not but it down.
Lady Emmaline Radcliffe is a strong, independent, adventurous, smart, and maybe just a tad bit mischievous young lady. I found that instant connection with Emma that makes reading a great story all that much more wonderful.
Emma is completely sure she has found the man she wishes to marry. She's carried feelings for Nathan since she was a child. However when she starts to spend time with Nathan and his brother Lucian, the Duke of Blackbourne she starts to question her thoughts.
Nathan is one of those boys that is a total playboy and isn't quite ready to settle down. He is use to his brother stepping in to take care of any trouble he might find himself in.
Lucian is the serious brother that has a lot to deal with. He wants his brother to grow up and stop causing trouble. Lucian is smart, handsome, and it turns out he too might be just a little mischievous. I loved the first time that Lucian and Emma have a chance to visit. They have this instant connection that is reveled little by little.
I really enjoyed this story. It was so much fun watching Lady Emma understand her changing thoughts and feelings. I also thoroughly enjoyed watching Lucian find himself in a relationship that he didn't see coming. Watching these two get to know each other and watching the attraction form made for a wonderful read.
If you are looking for a quick historical romance with laughter, a breath stealing moment or two, with characters that are captivating, and a storyline that is intriguing then you need to grab It's in the Duke's Kiss by Julie Johnstone.
This is part of the Danby Regency series but never fear it will stand on it's own just fine. You will get a chance to see a few characters from previous Danby Regency series books if you have had a chance to read them.
I was given the opportunity to read this marvelous story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.
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