Desire knows no reason...
When Lady Delilah Chambers finds herself stranded at a country inn on a rain-swept evening, she’s forced to fend off a group of ruffians with the help of a handsome gentleman. Irresistibly drawn to each other, Leela and the stranger spend one reckless night in each others’ arms—and then go their separate ways. But the very next day Leela receives the shock of her life when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her beloved stepdaughter.
When it finds two destined hearts...
One night isn’t enough with a woman as fierce, fiery, and brilliant as Leela. Elliot Townsend, Duke of Huntington, cannot believe his good fortune when their chance encounter leads to an unforgettable evening of passion. Yet Hunt’s luck runs out when he is introduced to his prospective mother-in-law. Dowagers aren’t supposed to look like this...
Leela and Hunt are determined to keep each other at arm’s length, which should be easy enough for two intelligent adults with reputations to uphold. The problem is all logic is lost when it comes to a passion that refuses to be ignored.
So What Did I Think of Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy?
Iam all for my historical romances where there’s push back against the Ton (High society) and this story had that and was done in a way that worked for me. The theme of the story was all about finding oneself as well as owning ones true self and I found that both Leela and Hunt’s journey to be an interesting one filled with passion, struggle and self discovery. I found the premise to draw my interest and hold it. My interested was peaked in finding out how the couple would find their HEA and it ultimately became an exiting ride.
The characters were interesting and complex. I enjoyed learning more about Leela’s heritage and seeing how strong and independent Leela was. I liked the levels shown in the story and how Leela fought for her worth and didn’t back down to no one and pursued her dreams. Yes she struggled but she pushed through and her overall agency was great to see and so was her culture and her goals.
Hunt was a cool character as well, I liked how easy he was attuned with his emotions towards Leela. Though it took him a while to really figure himself and what he really wanted out, I enjoyed seeing him ultimately do away with the stuffiness and propriety of the Ton and embrace his passion and feelings for Leela.
Their romance was filled with emotion and sizzling passion that I really enjoyed. The drama was interesting with strong stakes that they struggled with and the resolution was satisfactory. Overall I enjoyed reading Her Night with the Duke by Diana Quincy.