Perfect for fans of Lorraine Heath and Tessa Dare.
The first book in the new Victorian romance series
The Duke’s Den, A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING, by Christy Carlyle
has the romance and brooding hero that readers will fall in love with.
Out November 27th
A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle
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Title: A Duke Changes Everything
Series: The Duke’s Den #1
Author: Christy Carlyle
Genre: Victorian Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Length: 384 Pages
In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune, discover irresistible opportunities . . .
Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life he’s built in London. But there’s one obstacle—the exquisite Thomasina Thorne.
When the new heir to the Tremayne dukedom suddenly appears in Mina Thorne’s life, she’s flustered. Not only is he breathtakingly handsome, but he’s also determined to take away her home and position as steward of the Enderley estate. If Mina learns what makes the enigmatic duke tick, perhaps she can change his mind—as long as she doesn’t get too close to him.
With each day Nick spends with Mina, his resolve weakens as their colliding wills lead to explosive desire. Could she be the one woman who can help him finally bury the ghosts of his past?
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Excerpt from A Duke Changes Everything:
“Your sleep was troubled?” she asked softly.
“It always is.”
“I heard you call out. I thought you said my name.” Mina swallowed hard after the admission. She’d probably misheard him, but some rationale felt necessary to explain her presence in his room.
“Did I? Perhaps you’re haunting me in my sleep.” He did that thing with his thumb again, a seductive slide against her skin. His touch rippled out to spark goose bumps along her arm and heat between her thighs.
“You don’t remember your dreams?” she asked, her voice trembling like her insides.
“I try not to.”
“What troubles you?”
“Everything.” He let out a low chuckle, like the rusty creak of a door hinge. Lowering his chin, he assessed her. “Especially you.”
“I never intended to.” She pulled her hand from the duke’s, ignoring the shiver that spiked up her spine from the friction of his skin sliding against hers. “I’ll leave you so that you can get back to sleep.”
“Mina, wait.” He reached out, caught the edge of her arm, and a few strands of unpinned hair tangled between his fingers. “There’s something I must say before you go.”
She moved closer. He was utter temptation, all blazing heat and forest scents, and she felt an odd comfort being near him. She knew she should be scandalized. To be alone with him, a duke of the realm. A gambling club owner. Especially while he wore nothing but trousers and a half-buttoned shirt.
About the Author:
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
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There’s nothing like a Christy Carlyle Victorian Romance, this one not withstanding.
This is the first book in a new series, putting this series off to a rip roaring start. I loved the fact that our hero and heroine were at odds but totally attracted to one another in spite of that fact.
This reader felt connected to the characters from the start.
Nick is not only the owner of an infamous gambling establishment but has suddenly inherited a title he never wanted. He wants to be rid of the title and all that it holds but there is one obstacle, a beautiful young miss, Thomasina Thorne.
Mina had taken over the stewardship of Nick’s estate upon the death of her father. She has secretly filled that position for quite some time now. When Nick discovers her perfidy what will he do?
Can this couple find their Happily Ever After?
This book is a must read for any fan of this genre.
I loved this book and look forward to the next book in this new series.
I gave this title 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. The attraction between our hero and heroine is palpable.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.