Lady Olivia, the youngest sister of the Earl of Castleton, has no patience for the boring gentlemen of aristocratic society. She longs for a more adventurous life like the ladies who visit the Raven Club. But her plans are thwarted when her family drags her to a country house party to meet the elusive Duke of Keswick.
Tristan Cameron, the Duke of Keswick, finds Olivia in his stables. She believes him to be the stable master, and he doesn’t dissuade her of the notion. He has no interest in entertaining one of the spoiled, self-indulgent ladies who’ve invaded his home. Except, Olivia is neither of those things, and their shared kiss during a ride results in combustible passion.
And a potential scandal.
Olivia is relieved when the handsome stable master comes to her aid as her alibi, but that relief fades to anger when she suddenly finds herself betrothed to the harsh, foul-tempered duke.
Tristan believes he’s been trapped by a scheming, title-seeking lady. To make matters worse, she’s utterly captivating. He plans on leaving her behind in the country immediately after their vows, but Tristan soon finds himself battling temptation and Olivia’s stubborn determination to be the Duchess he doesn’t believe he deserves...
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Can two people unexpectedly thrown together be happy? Lady Olivia Swift is not your typical lady. She longs for adventure and when forced to go to a house party with her family to meet the Duke of Keswick, along with other husband seeking debutantes. She escapes to the stables and hopes she has a little time before anyone discovers she is gone. Then she spots him, a beautiful stallion, magnificent. But before she can touch him she is stopped by the groom. Tristan Cameron, the fourth Duke of Keswick, was very aggravated that his grandmother had insisted on hosting the house party so he could find a wife. But with his moniker "the stuttering Duke" he just wanted to be left alone. But when he meets Olivia, who thinks he is the groom and later rides with her, he finds her different. Things change when they are forced into marriage and Olivia has only ever wanted to find love like her siblings and be happy. When Tristan thinks she trapped him and is unhappy. But she is determined and he may just find Olivia is perfect for him A wonderful story about acceptance of yourself and letting others into your life. Learning to trust and finding that love can be found when least expected...
Triston is a Marquez who has struggled with a speech impediment his whole life. Being bullied and tormented throughout his youth, he prefers solitude and avoids social settings whenever possible. He never intends to have children, thus refusing to pass his stutter onto his offspring. Olivia comes from a loving family. Her desire is to marry for love and have a family with the man of her dreams. Forced by her mother to attend another party in search of a husband, she escapes to the stables to enjoy the horses. Circumstances beyond their control force Tristan and Olivia to wed. But getting married because they were forced to does not always lead to happily ever after. Olivia longs for the marriage of her dreams, and Tristan longs to be left alone. How can two people with such extreme different desires find a way to build a life together? This is an easy read, enjoyable with love, trust, and betrayal. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Lady Olivia is dragged to a country house party at the residence of the Duke of Keswick by her Mother in hopes of finding her a husband. She escapes to the stables and while admiring the horses is sent back to the house by the head groomsmen. The next morning she heads out to the stables determined to ride and she heads out with the groomsman unchaperoned. Upon her returned she's summoned by the dowager duchess and accused of stealing another Lady's family heirloom. When she mentions her unchaperoned ride as proof of her innocence, she learns the groom is Tristan, the Duke of Keswick. To avoid scandal it's decided that they must marry immediately. Tristan believes she manipulated this whole scheme, no matter what she says. This was such a slow burn. He fights his attraction to her. And when she mentions producing an heir, he shuts it down. He's afraid a child would have his stutter and wants to avoid passing that on. She knows she has to gain his trust and with the help of her sister sets actions in motion to help him pass a bill he feels passionate about. I really enjoyed this book and did not expect the twist towards the end. I found myself tearing up when he tells her about not wanting to pass on his stutter and the reason his own mother was so cold towards him. This was my first time reading anything by this author and I'm looking forward to reading the first two books in this series. All three stand-alone books. This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing and NetGalley. #HowtoCaptureaDuke #NetGalley #Entangled Publishing
How to Capture a Duke is the third book in Tina Gabrielle's The Raven Club series. You don't need to read the first two books to enjoy this one, because it totally stands alone. I do recommend doing so, though, because you will enjoy this one even more if you do. The heroine here is the sister of Ian in book one and Ellie in book two. Lady Olivia is the youngest sister of the Earl of Castleton. Her mother drags her to a house party at the home of Tristan Cameron, the Duke of Keswick, so she can meet a lord and marry. Olivia isn't the least bit interested; she doesn't care about marrying any of the present gentlemen and would rather spend time with the horses. Visiting the stable, she meets a handsome man she believes to be the stable master. Asking him to accompany her on a ride, Olivia ends up kissing him. When a woman at the party accuses Olivia of stealing, Olivia insists that the stable master is her alibi. Except he's not really a stable master...he is the Duke of Keswick, who was hiding from his guests in the stable! Since they had been alone, Tristan's grandmother insists he marry Olivia. Tristan is convinced that Olivia connived to set this up. He plans on abandoning her in the country once they marry. It doesn't quite work out that way! I absolutely enjoyed this book and didn't want to put it down. Tristan and Olivia were wonderful characters. Tristan was a different sort of romance hero - he stuttered. He held such a lofty title and had riches, but he kept to himself. Growing up with a mother who expected her son to be perfect, having tutors who tried to beat his problem out of him and dealing with classmates who constantly mocked him taught Tristan to be distrustful and withdrawn. He refused to be a father because he was afraid his child would suffer from the same affliction as he. Olivia, strong woman that she was, refused to be ignored and shuffled off to the country; she knew Tristan should not be hiding from life and could be helped. The chemistry between them was explosive, though Tristan tried to push her away. I enjoyed everything about this book! Note: After the story, the author shared her own personal struggle with a speech impediment. No wonder she had such an understanding of Tristan's issue and was able to get his struggle across. Thanks so much for sharing that with us, Ms. Gabrielle! I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Forced Marriage When Lady Olivia is compromised, the Duke of Keswick is forced to marry her. Tristan is furious at what he sees as her deliberate manipulation of events and abandons her at his country seat as soon as the wedding is over. However Olivia has no intention of being separated from her friends and family in London and follows him there, insinuating herself into his life and gradually making herself indispensable to his happiness. Note, before they get their HEA there is the obligatory villain to be defeated. Hopefully the typos in the uncorrected proof I read will have been addressed prior to publication. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.