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It's Hard Out Here for a Duke

It's Hard Out Here for a Duke, December 2017
Keeping Up with the Cavendishes
by Maya Rodale

Featuring: James Cavendish; Meredith Green
384 pages
ISBN: 0062386816
EAN: 9780062386816
Kindle: B01MS3CUWG
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Lovely Book and story, cover not so much"

Fresh Fiction Review

It's Hard Out Here for a Duke
Maya Rodale

Reviewed by Kristen Donnelly
Posted February 12, 2019

Romance Historical

Let's call a spade a spade here, folks; that cover is straight up tragic. What is he doing? What is he wearing? Why did the art department take Zach Morris and Glamor Shot him into a boudoir? So many questions.

Good news? Does not reflect the story.

There are historical romance fans who cannot with Rodale's gossip infused world, and I get that. They like historical accuracy, and I don't really care that much. I mean, let's not go overboard and have the House of Lords admit women or someone use a cell phone or have a functioning NHS, but a bit of flexible whimsy I'm here for. I've been largely enchanted by this series and if you have been as well, then make sure to pick up its conclusion.

Minor note: I would hesitate to call this a stand-alone. The other ones more are, but this acts in so much tandem with stories of James' sisters, that to not have any context may be disorienting.

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In the fourth novel of Maya Rodale’s tantalizing series, a newly minted duke spends one night with his perfect woman...but can he win her for a lifetime

Some Mistakes…

When American-born James Cavendish arrives in London tomorrow, he’ll become the Duke of Durham. Some might be ecstatic at the opportunity. Not James. He’s a simple man, fond of simple pleasures. And right now, nothing could be more pleasurable than spending his last night of freedom with a beautiful stranger.

Are Far Too Good…

One wild night, Meredith Green, companion to the dowager Duchess of Durham, said yes to a man she thought she’d never see again. Suddenly, they’re living under the same roof, where Meredith is expected to teach James how to be a duke—while trying not to surrender to temptation a second time.

To Be Forgotten

For a duke and a commoner, marriage would be pure scandal. Yet nothing has ever felt as right as having Meredith in his arms…and in his bed. Soon he must choose—between a duty he never desired, and a woman he longs for, body and soul…

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