Get it at Amazonfrom our B reviewYvette Hamilton is the youngest of five beautiful and outgoing sisters. As such, she has always felt the need to amaze people—at the very least she must live up to the examples set by her sisters, ideally she will outdo them and shine on her own. This competitive nature is most apparent as Yvette looks for a husband. All of the other girls have romantic stories of how their husbands swept them off their feet—tales Yvette has sighed over and dreamt about for some time. Her plans for her future have always included finding a husband as romantic as her sisters’.Now, however, Yvette is twenty and without a dashing hero in sight. No passionate love has swept her off her feet, and she’s beginning to doubt one will. In coming to terms with this, Yvette sets herself a new goal—snag a duke. At least this way she can outdo her sisters in the status department. William Weatherly, heir to the Duke of Lansdowne, is the perfect candidate.Jeffrey Eddington has been a friend of the Hamilton family for a long time. He’s like an older brother to Yvette and her sisters, so it’s not odd in the slightest when he’s asked by Yvette’s brothers-in-law to keep an eye on her toward the end of the Season. Yvette has chosen to stay in town with just her mother in order to continue pursuing her duke, and the men of the family want to make sure she’s looked after. Jeffrey agrees to keep an eye on her—he’s always liked Yvette.Neither Jeffrey nor Yvette is prepared to fall in love. Jeffrey is the illegitimate (but acknowledged) son of a duke, who hasn’t thought much about marriage because of the circumstances of his birth. Yvette has given up on romance and plunged herself into the quest for a duke. However, as the weeks drag on and the two are thrown together, they begin to realize that there’s more to their relationship than just friendship.
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