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Peek Inside My Darling Duke

It’s the perfect plan: pretend to be engaged to a reclusive duke and save her family from ruin. But then the duke himself shows up, demanding retribution…

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Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan...

She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings and she can go back to her own quiet life.

Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton—with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé.

But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected…

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640637467
Series: The Sinful Wallflowers, Book 1
Release Date: Dec 31, 2019
Page Count: 400
Imprint: amara next
Genre: historical, historical regency
Tropes: overcoming odds

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By MG January 06, 2020

4.25 "couple goals" stars

Love me some Stacy Reid, so I paid the full price for this one when it came out because I couldn't wait for a sale after I read the blurb and saw some of the reviews!

This book is the first in a new series by one of my favorite HR authors (she always delivers my "musts" i... ...more

By Barbara December 14, 2019

Series: Sinful Wallflowers #1
Publication Date: 12/31/19

I finished reading this book yesterday and it has been on my mind all day today. It is a wonderful book filled with wit, humor, and hope – so much hope. We have a truly traumatized and damaged hero and I absolutely loved how this author handl... ...more

By Chris December 26, 2019

Oh so many tears! Simply amazing story.
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I have to tell you I got the major feels with this book. I found myself reading with tears rolling down my face several times. The author crafted a completely different story with a twist that simply captivated me. And the last part nearly br... ...more

By Stacy January 01, 2020

I loved writing Kitty and Alexander's love story! I hope you enjoy their journey to HEA as much as I loved taking them there.

Love,
Stacy ...more

By Stacey is Sassy January 16, 2020

My Darling...and very stubborn Duke

This was my first story by Stacy Reid and it will definitely not be my last. The characters were interesting, the storyline was original and I was emotionally invested in their courtship and the struggles they faced.

I absolutely loved that this author was not af... ...more

By Naima December 17, 2019

I received an ARC of My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid, the first book in the Sinful Wallflowers series. I don't often find myself throwing around words like enchanting and charming and delightful. But I'm about to throw all three around when it comes to My Darling Duke. Plus add a few more--romantic... ...more

By Stacee December 04, 2019

This was a new to me author and I was in love with the cover and synopsis and beyond excited when my wish was granted by the publisher.

I love love loved Kitty and Alexander. They’re both smart, stubborn, good people in seemingly difficult situations. They’re so much alike, it was delightful read... ...more

By Alla January 16, 2020

I loved this first book in the Sinful wallflowers series.
We get a little bit of an introduction to some of the other wallflowers and some idea as of whats in store for them. Looking forward to read more. ...more

By Carvanz December 06, 2019

Oh my! With such a tormented, broken hero, it is no wonder I was completely captivated by every word in this book.


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When Kitty is in desperate need to help her family she makes a wicked decision, sure that she is safe from her lie being discovered. At least by the man she has unknowingly pulled in... ...more

By Lacey (Booklovers For Life) December 26, 2019

3.5-4 stars! I've been wanting to read a Stacy Reid book for a while, and I'm glad I got to this one! It's so different from the other historical romances, or romances in general, that I've read, and I liked that. It just lagged during the middle of the story and I wanted the romance to pick up a... ...more

By Sarah November 24, 2019

This was the second beauty and the beast themed book I have read recently (not on purpose). I definitely found this to be the better of the two. This was a very sweet and sad book. The heroine, Kitty, pretends and engagement to a reclusive duke. Said duke, Alexander, is a recluse due to the scari... ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts December 22, 2019

4 Allowing Love Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Whenever I read historical romances, I thank my lucky stars not to be born of those times. What women had to endure and how they were regarded takes this modern woman's breath away. In My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers, #1) by Stacy Reid, all of the chal...
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By Elodie November 29, 2019

My Darling Duke
Sinful Wallflowers Series #1
Stacy Reid
https://www.facebook.com/stacyreid/
Release date 12/31/2019
Publisher Entangled Amara

Blurb :

Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. T... ...more

By Niki December 12, 2019

Since her father's death the Honorable Miss Katherine Danvers has carried a great deal of responsibility. As the oldest and only daughter out in society she needs to make a good match so she can help her three younger sisters find their own comfortable matches and ensure stability for them and th... ...more

By Vanessa (nessreads) December 19, 2019

If there is one thing to be true, it is that after reading My Darling Duke I wholeheartedly need to read more historical romances.

From the very beginning I was taken with Katherine 'Kitty' Danvers brazen nature. She knows what she wants and she goes full force to get it. She’ll do anything she ca... ...more

By Maria December 26, 2019

Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review
4.5 stars.
Full of tenderness and pain, often melodramatic, but Stacy Reid’s elegant prose makes the story in “My Darling Duke” (Entangled: Amara) heartbreaking and the reading journey very enjoyable.
An amazing, very lonely, wounded her... ...more

By Kimberly December 30, 2019

Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Beauty and the Beast gets a fresh new retelling in the wonderful My Darling Duke . Stacy Reid has kicked off her Sinful Wallflowers series with a tale that’s both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Kitty Danvers is desperate. At twenty-three, she is both unmarried and the h... ...more

By Lubnaa (Romance Library) December 03, 2019

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid is quite the unusual historical romance. And you're probably thinking, "What's unusual about another beauty and the beast story with a scarred hero?" Plenty, actually.

Miss Kitty Danvers decides to mak... ...more

By Cheryl January 01, 2020

My Darling Duke 5*
Have you ever read a story when you just hoped that everything would work out for the couple involved? Well, this is how I felt when reading about Kitty and Alexander. They were two completely opposite but captivating characters. Kitty was just like a breath of fresh air as she... ...more

By Tracy December 27, 2019

3.5 stars, rounded up.

After three unsuccessful seasons, Katherine “Kitty” Danvers makes a bold and potentially scandalous decision, to save her family. Since she is not wed and has no prospects, she leaks a story to the scandal sheets – that she is betrothed to Alexander Masters, the reclusive an... ...more

By Carol | tilthelastpage January 15, 2020

This book is completely enticing, sexy, and heartening. I am in love with this story and the characters in it. Kitty and Alexander are the most well-matched couple I’ve encountered so far. I really enjoy their conversation, their intimate moments, and the dynamic between them as a couple. I’m goi... ...more

By Pam Bereznak January 07, 2020

OMG. OMG. OMG. Stacy Reid. You know you are my favorite author. I read 370 books last year and about 1000 in 4 years and you have by far been one of my favorites. I always look forward to your new releases. I thought “The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton” was my favorite of yours but after reading... ...more

By Lindsay January 07, 2020

Good story, did not like the narrator. ...more

By Ezza December 15, 2019

Stacy Reid is one of my utmost favorite historical romance writer for a reason and this book by far is the best I have read from her.

Basically, I loved everything about this book and could not find any flaw that comes to mind. The plot of the book is reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast and quite... ...more

By Sissy's Romance Book Review December 28, 2019

My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid is book One in the Sinful Wallflowers Series. This is the story of Alexander Masters, Duke of Thornton and Katherine 'Kitty' Danvers.
Alexander was once in love or so he thought but the women he fell for called him a monster along with the town when he was scared and... ...more

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Stacy Reid

About the author

Stacy Reid

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.

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