Don't Tell a Duke You Love Him (How to Reform a Rake)

Don't Tell a Duke You Love Him (How to Reform a Rake)

by Tammy Andresen

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The Duke of Longley was a rake and should be left well enough alone. At least that is what Lady Lily Ducat's mother continually said. As far as Lily could tell, she was correct. His Grace had a devilish air about him and a brooding silence that no debutante should attempt to tame and certainly not grow an affection for. He was too much man and beyond redemption. Except once they are tossed together after a winter storm, she is dangerously close to declaring her love because in the dark of night, he was all Lily could see.

Maximillian Masters learned long ago to stay far away from dewy eyed maidens. He was too cynical, too experienced, and much too adverse to marriage for such a lady. Which is why he must never see the lovely Lily again no matter what some ridiculous gypsy predicted. Except, when he is stranded and at the mercy of winter, Lily is there and the more he sees her, the harder it is to deny temptation.

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BN ID: 2940156219803
Publisher: Tammy Andresen
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: How to Reform a Rake
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,220
File size: 878 KB

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Don't Tell a Duke You Love Him (How to Reform a Rake) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mscountrylace 6 months ago
This is one of the most thrilling ones I’ve read! Definitely read the free prologue How to Reform a Rake first because it really gives that extra boost. No matter what they did fate was going to put them together. He didn’t believe any of it until that door opened. It was a powerful love at first sight with him tossing aside everything to help her if needed. It has one of the best wedding scenes and a great ending. Lily would do anything to help her sister, even say no to the man she loved. Her mother blamed her for everything and almost destroyed her. I loved how she stood up for herself and listened to her sisters. Max completely changed as soon as he was around her. I loved how he listened to her sisters and knew what he would do. He was like a puppy when it came to her in front of all those people. I can’t wait to read her sister’s stories, especially Adelaide because she is really going to be fun. Copy provided for an honest and voluntary review.
TheGenreMinxBookReviews 10 months ago
The start of Don’t Tell A Duke You Love Him was quite mysterious. Why was Max so furious, what had gone on between these friends, and at a brothel of all places, and who were these Ducat sisters? Call me intrigued. Max, of course, was not interested in any claims from a fortune teller, but he could not deny that Lily Ducat had indeed caught his attention when he first saw her at a shop with her mother. Since then she had plagued his thoughts but that was not a tidbit of information he was going to willingly share with anyone. Despite his insistence that he must get as far away from any place that Lily could be, fate had a way of making a mockery of his best intentions. When a seemingly innocuous incident lands him at the door of an estate seeking assistance, imagine his surprise when he learns that the only woman he wishes to never see is in residence. Max was once again taken aback by Lily’s beauty but it also made him a desperate man and renewed his determination to get as far away from the Ducat sisters as he could. Lily was spending the holidays with her matchmaking mother and sisters far away from home. This was not a happy time though, as Lily had recently escaped a horrific situation that left her filled with regret and much confusion. Though she was incredibly attracted to Max, she knew she had to do the right thing and smother her attraction for him. She had to make right the wrong that had been done to her sister and to do that Lily would need to silence her raging emotions. Although, it seemed that fate had other plans for Lily, for no matter how hard she tried, there was something that kept bringing her and Max together. As always, Author Tammy Andresen gives us a short story that packs a powerful punch. I liked how this series starter introduced most of the main players in the series. I definitely found myself liking the Ducat sisters that were in residence during this story. I can’t say that I liked Max’s friends from their introductions but I am looking forward to seeing how their characters develop once they meet their Ducat sister “match.” How to Reform a Rake feels like a promising series and I am very much looking forward to the next romance. This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Aurora Publicity. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
georgia1 10 months ago
"How a single tarot card would ever guide him he couldn't imagine, but then again, he'd never expected to have a fortune-teller predict that he'd kiss the very woman who had plagued his imagination for the past several months." Oh yes, Max, the Duke of Longley is sigh worthy to the extreme! Just love a man who is the darker, brooding type but it seems his time may have come. After all, the cards declared it! Grabbed right from the start when Max is leaving the brothel he and his four friends, all rakes, had spent the night at due to the weather. (oh yes and what happens pushes the story!) Lily Ducat, one of five Ducat sisters, is the woman the tarot card selected. Wouldn't you know he became stranded in his carriage on the road where Lily was staying due to weather had to stay? Love to see a rake come to his knees! This is such a marvelous romantic story that had me in its grip until the end. Tammy Andresen continues to amaze me with every word she writes. The characters, settings and storyline always come alive and I can only smile as I turn the last page!! Cannot wait for more of the friends of Max!! Lori Dykes
SOMDReigel 10 months ago
A bit of a love at first sight story. Max is a rake who knows he needs to stay away from Lady Lily. Lily has a big heart and the wrong type of men always seemed to want her. After a brief meeting in a shop months ago, neither has forgotten the other. A delightful novella with wonderful characters and dialogue. I really loved the sisterly bond of the Ducats. We meet three of the five sisters who will have a story in this series and they are indeed a force to be reckon with. I’m eager to see how each rake will crumble at their feet.
DebDiem 10 months ago
Don't Tell A Duke You Love Him is a fantastic historical romance by Tammy Andresen. Ms. Andresen has delivered a book that is well-written and loaded with amazing, lovable characters. Max is the Duke of Longley and has had Lily on his mind since he first met her, months before. His carriage is damaged and he is forced to find lodging at the home of the Mayfields, where Lily, her mother and two sisters were spending Christmas. Lily is trying to keep her sister Camille from marrying the unappealing Mr. Mayfield. Max and Lily's story is loaded with drama, humor and spice. I enjoyed reading Don't Tell A Duke You Love Him and look forward to the next book in this series. Don't Tell A Duke You Love Him is book 1 of the How To Reform A Rake Series but it can be read as a standalone. I do suggest reading How To Reform A Rake first though to get the back story on Max. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from a third party. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Kat Wiley 10 months ago
Tammy Andresen writes the most charming and wonderful stories! Don't Tell a Duke You Love Him is book 1 in the How to Reform a Rake series. You can help but fall in love with her characters even a cold hearted duke. Tammy can take to you far away places and times and her writing is so easy to follow that I found that I could just lose myself in her story. This story has a gypsy, rogues, peer pressure, destiny, a snow storm, a scandal, a broken engagement, guilt, a heartless mother, and love at first sight. Tammy Andresen never disappoints me in her books and I highly recommend this book! ***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.