Samuel Charles Aubry St. Aldwyn, Duke of Gravenhurst is a writer but unbeknownst to his peers. He relishes in scandal and rumors which is fuel to his writing. Samuel though will soon find himself catching a woman who is running from her own scandal and she is someone he wants.
Miss Lily Boscastle was ready to marry the man who was her friend for a long time. The problem was there was no passion and now it seemed that her friend had changed as he gambled more and his friends were not all good people. Lily will soon find herself witnessing a murder that everyone said didn’t happen. With her reputation ruined she leaves her family to become a housekeeper. She didn’t expect to land on the doorstep of the man who tempted her to no end.
A Duke’s Temptation is the first book to the series Bridal Pleasures from Jillian Hunter. I have read the third book for the series and absolutely loved it. The characters hooked me in and wouldn’t let go. I want to say it was the same for the first book but it wasn’t. I liked the first book but it took awhile to get into the story. It seemed strange to me at first and a little whimsical which doesn’t mean its a bad thing. Once I got into the book I was able to follow along easily and ended up liking Lily and Samuel. I think when I became invested in the book was when the supposed murder happened. That is when the story started to really take off for me.
It was interesting how the process was for Samuel when creating his characters. They were like real people for him which is what you have to do when writing.
I do have Jillian Hunter’s second book and will be reading it next which will conclude the Bridal Pleasures series.