How To Lose a Duke in Ten Days is a delightful and sweet romance that captures readers interest from the first chapter. Love at first sight or maybe lust at first sight? One of those is what happened to Lucas Alexander, the ninth Duke of Arlington, the first time he was introduced to Miss Pippa Welby at a ball. Pippa’s beauty rendered Lucas completely speechless and is only response to her introduction was to turn around and leave without saying a word to her. While he didn’t say anything to her that didn’t mean that she was far from his thoughts. Months after meeting Pippa, Lucas has decided that he wants to marry her. He doesn’t see any reason why she would object so proceeds with plans for their engagement ball. When Lucas arrives at Pippa’s house and tells her that they will be married, he is unprepared for her answer. For whoever says No to a duke! Pippa Welby does and she puts up one heck of a fight!
I found Pippa to be a charming young woman that knows what she wants in a relationship and is willing to fight for that. I loved how she tried to rid herself of an unwanted husband it made for some hilarious moments in the story. While she has ten days to she realizes that maybe Lucas isn’t as bad as she originally thought. But what happens when the original reason Lucas decided to marry her comes to light…can she trust him and even love him still? Lucas is everything you could want in a Duke, handsome and a little arrogant. He is used to getting what he wants and he wants Pippa. When Pippa turns him down he knows that he has a fight on his hands. The more time he spends with her he comes to care for her and his original reason for marrying her is secondary to how much he loves her.
I really enjoyed this story and found myself smiling the entire time I was reading it. It was beautifully written with really great characters. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
From the Author:
Lucas Alexander, the ninth Duke of Arlington, is a man who gets what he wants. So when he sees the alluring Miss Pippa Welby from across a crowded ballroom, he vows to make her his. But the bold and spirited Pippa has sworn never to marry into the haute ton. Now Lucas must win her the only way he knows how—one wicked kiss at a time.
The daughter of a wealthy tradesman, Pippa has been sneered at by the upper echelons her entire life. So when the duke arrives on her doorstep with an invitation to her own engagement ball—to him—in ten days, Pippa hatches a daring plan. She must lose the duke before the ball, or risk losing her own heart