Book Review

‘Dukes Prefer Blondes’ by Loretta Chase

dpb lcSTORY: Just this time, can the beast tame the beauty?

Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can’t see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax’s nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford.

Though he’s unexpectedly found himself in line to inherit a dukedom, Radford’s never been part of fashionable society, and the blonde beauty, though not entirely bereft of brains, isn’t part of his plans. But Clara overwhelms even his infallible logic, and when wedlock looms, all he can do is try not to lose his head over her.

It’s an inconvenient marriage by ordinary standards, but these two are far from ordinary. Can the ton‘s most adored heiress and London’s most difficult bachelor fall victim to their own unruly desires?

REVIEW: Color me happy! Lady Clara Fairfax finally gets her own happily ever after! Ever since the first book in which she refuses to marry the hero of that story, I was hoping Ms. Chase would give her a happy ending of her own, and I was delighted that she did. All throughout the series we keep “bumping” into her and she keeps reminding us of her existence to such a degree that I came to admire and like her a lot.

Lady Clara’s character was such that you had no choice but to admire her tenacity, her cleverness and her wonderful wit.

As for our hero, Raven, I loved that he wasn’t suffering fools gladly. He had a knack of being blunt, saying exactly what he means. He’s described as “an attractive man if one overlooked the obnoxiousness”, which is a perfect description of him.

His passion for his profession was admirable, but the man definitely needed to loosen up a bit and watching him do that was vastly entertaining.

I have to say that out of all the books in this series, I loved this one the best. Ms. Chase saved the best for last and I’m glad for it. Find it. Read it. You’ll find yourself smiling and laughing. Oh, and sighing too 🙂

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher


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