Review: The Duke's Obsession

Title: The Duke's Obsession
Author: Frances Fowlkes
Publisher Entangled Scandalous
Published: May 12, 2014
Ebook ARC
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Summary:
London 1818

An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her Pride

Miss Daphne Farrington despises three things: England's dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy. Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very English Duke of Waverly to save her family shipping business. If only she could ignore the way he makes her pulse race whenever she's near him.

A Duke Who Must Overcome Her Prejudice

Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, is convinced that the lovely Miss Farrington, with her penchant for numbers, is the woman he'd like to make his Duchess. But unless he can convince her that not all English lords are callous, calculating rakes, a dark secret will ruin his chance at happiness.

My thoughts:
Miss Daphne Farrington hates English Aristocracy. She's thinks they're all stuck up snobs. When her paths cross with Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, she is certain that she is right. However she needs Edward's help to clear her brother's name. He agrees to help, but only if he can try to convince her that she's wrong about the English.

The Duke's Obsession reminded me of Pride and Prejudice. Though Daphne is both proud and prejudiced against the English. I absolutely love Edward Lacey. He's is a swoon-worthy character. He immediately is attracted to Daphne, though he denies his feelings a bit. Daphne is also attracted to Edward, though she doesn't want to be.

This is an enjoyable story. I love watching the two characters struggle with their feelings. I love seeing Daphne softening not only toward Edward but also to her English relatives. This is a heart-warming story that will leave you with the warm and fuzzies. 

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