Only A Duke Will Do
Seven years ago Simon Tremaine, instilled by the harsh lessons of his loveless grandfather, abandoned Louisa North, illegitimate daughter of King George IV, to make his fortune in India. Now, in 1821, Simon returns to England, his political aspirations his highest priority. Not forgetting his past, Simon makes a deal with the king: in exchange for marrying Louisa, he will make Simon prime minister.
But courting Louisa is not an easy task, and Simon is constantly drawn into verbal skirmishes with her. A proud woman, Louisa has put all her passions into charitable work for the women prisoners of Newgate, and remains determined never to let a man break her heart again. Battling with secret pasts, each pursuing their political agendas and falling further into political scandal, Louisa and Simon fight to overcome their rising passions and love for one another.
Taking a poetic license on historical events, Jeffries has created an interesting story filled with lust, mystery, and intrigue. With an audacious heroine, and a scarred hero, Only a Duke Will Do is a characteristic modern-day Regency romance. This is the second installment in Jeffries’s School of Heiresses trilogy, but reading the first is not necessary for enjoying this one.