Money can buy her marriage
But will it lead to love?
Miss Lily Wilkins hopes her American money will compensate for her lack of etiquette, as she needs a prestigious marriage to save her sisters’ prospects. Raised to believe wealth was her greatest attribute, she’s stunned when her unconventional ways catch the eye of the notorious Duke of Lennox. He’s far from the safe, sensible match she’d planned on—but Lily might just discover he’s the one she needs!
It’s the world of the American Dollar Princesses and Lily has come to England with her family in an effort to make a good marital match. She meets Aidan, a duke, whilst at a ball and is instantly captivated by him. Thing is Aidan needs money so does he want Lily for herself or just her money especially as one of his old flames has reappeared?
I liked Lily, she is a strong woman who knows what she wants, she is also aware of how people in England see her and that although she tries she doesn’t quite fit in but she doesn’t let that stop her from being herself
Aidan likes Lily but is very aware that his family needs money to restore their homes and estates and a lot of the times that the story is told from his point of view this comes up making it harder to get to know him. I went through a love/hate relationship with Aidan. I loved him as a character and how he can be charming, kind and how he treats Lily with the respect she deserves but I hated him because of how he treats Lily when he is around his old flame. It feels like at times the rest of the world doesn’t matter and he really hurts Lily multiple times because of it
I really enjoyed reading about one of the dollar princesses that I have heard so much about but at the same time I struggled with the story at times because of the love triangle between the main characters. That didn’t stop my overall enjoyment of the book however and I would recommend it to those who enjoy a romance that looks at things from another perspective with characters who aren’t the norm that you would encounter in a historical romance
AM 🐾 x
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unlikely-Duchess-Historical-Dollar-Duchesses-ebook/dp/B08Q7MS4H4/
US – https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Duchess-Dollar-Duchesses-Book-ebook/dp/B089YTPXSW/
Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen–a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject…)
She’s never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, a wonderful husband, and a very and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections.
When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network–even though she doesn’t cook.
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