“…exquisite, charming, heartbreaking, and witty; it embodies everything I look for in historical romance” – Monique, Goodreads
Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir is book 2 in The Beauchamp Heirs trilogy, but it is a standalone read – as are all my books.
Here are both the Harlequin and Mills & Boon covers – aren’t they gorgeous?
When I decided to continue the story of the Beauchamp family with the Leo, Duke of Cheriton’s three children I wasn’t sure what to make of eldest son Dominic, Lord Avon. He’d always (as he says himself) been the responsible one and in previous novels he has come across as pretty conventional—even a little stuffy in comparison to his younger siblings, Alexander and Olivia. In essence, he was the perfect Duke’s heir.
Then, in Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake, Leo said something that stayed with me—
‘…if there is one thing I have learned it is this. We cannot dictate where love will find us but, when it does, we must grab it with both hands… I now find myself watching Avon with some trepidation. I almost expect him to turn up with an actress upon his arm.’
—and Liberty Lovejoy popped into my head. Of course, she’s not an actress but, with a name like that, she could be!
So, we move on five years from the events in Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake and Dominic has decided it is time to find the perfect bride—a lady with impeccable breeding, correct upbringing and impeccable conduct suitable for the heir of a wealthy and powerful duke. He even writes a list.
I hope you enjoy Dominic’s battle to follow his head rather than his heart when the totally unsuitable Miss Liberty Lovejoy erupts into his life.
Dominic’s younger brother, Lord Alexander Beauchamp, also appears again – his story, Christmas with his Wallflower Wife, will be out in December 2019.
And here is the back cover copy –
She’s totally unsuitable… to be his duchess!
Dominic Beauchamp, Lord Avon, is a powerful duke’s heir and it’s his duty to marry well. His bride must have impeccable breeding, manners and grace. But can anyone meet his exacting standards? Certainly not the irrepressible Liberty Lovejoy, who’s been thrust into society after years of being a provincial nobody. She’s too bold, too bubbly… so why is she the only lady he’s thinking about?
Praise for Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir –
“…oodles of romance, warmth and charm. The perfect escape. I loved it!” – Rae Reads
“…boy, oh boy is this a keeper! Well, Janice Preston, you have just blown me away, this is stunning” – Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
“…richly romantic, character-driven… I enjoyed the book very much and am pleased to give it a strong recommendation.” – All About Romance