Once Upon a Duke
by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 stars
Series: 12 Dukes of Christmas - Book 1
Publisher: WebMotion (October 9, 2018)
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical Romantic Holiday
Print Length: 169 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past...
Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he rights his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind...
Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming rakehells like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole her first kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and so are all the old feelings. Noelle knows he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?
The Twelve Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
Once Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley (12 Dukes of Christmas. #1)
A Scrooge-like Duke is no match for the spirit of the townsfolk of “Cressmouth,” or is that “Christmas?” Cozy up with Erica Ridley’s ONCE UPON A DUKE and ring in the Christmas (or is that Cressmouth) spirit as one dour duke returns to the home where he only knew pain in order to fulfill his late grandfather’s last wishes.
All Benjamin wants is to retrieve the last item he has to remember his mother and father, but his cold and calculating grandfather has made even that a painful experience, or is there more to that Will than meets the eye?
Noelle Pratchett never forgot the young Duke who kissed her then disappeared into the night. Now he’s back, a hardened soul. Can the spirit of Christmas year round in Cressmouth thaw his frozen heart? Maybe meeting Tiny Tim will help? Lovely, quirky characters, light, feel-good reading!
Get ready to laugh, to chuckle and to fall in love with Cressmouth and its jolly inhabitants in this historical romance nestled in a small snow covered village where there must be some magic in the air!
The perfect gift to give to yourself or anyone who loves a sweet romance with a holiday feel!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from WebMotion!