by Harper St. George
Series: The Gilded Age Heiresses #1
Genres: Historical Romance
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Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can't buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society—for that you need a marriage of convenience.
American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn't some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger—it's Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it's clear that August's outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitible for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage.
Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He's recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can't walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn't the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants.
But August won't go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she's no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.
A boxing Duke and feisty American heiress… yes please! The first novel in the Gilded Age Heiress, The Heiress Gets a Duke, by Harper St. George delivered laughs, swoons and annoying mums.
August Crenshaw, heiress to the Crenshaw Iron Works, has a head for business, particularly numbers, and the ton thinks her mannish. Not that she cares. Having witnessed the unwelcome marriages, females of the ton have endured she is pleased to be an American.
That is until her parents announce they’ve agreed to an arranged marriage for her younger sister to Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild. She will not stand for it, especially when she realizes she knows him….
I love a headstrong female and a noble Duke. The Earl of Sterling’s affairs are in dire straits, thanks in part to his late father. In fact, he has been keeping the creditors at bay by fighting in disguise in White Chapel. He is known on the streets as the “Hellion.”
I loved each encounter between August and the Duke. The chemistry was electric and the banter positively delicious. The Duke is taken aback by her forthright manner and is drawn to her like a moth to a flame.
August of course doesn’t want to give up her freedom, and in attempting to save her sister, she puts herself directly in the Dukes crosshairs. What makes the Duke swoon-worthy is how he sought to win her favor.
I laughed, swooned and got frustrated when miscommunication and noble ideals got in the way. Sometimes I longed to lock this couple in a closet until they worked it out.
The next book, The Devil and the Heiress, will feature Violet, August’s younger sister, and I cannot wait. Coming July 2021.
Sounds like a series I could enjoy! It’s been a while since I read a Historical Romance, so this is a great jumping board.
Awww, the cover!! It looks amazing. I would love to read the book, the story seems really interesting too.
This sounds really fun, and I love that cover!
Historical romance hasn’t been grabbing me lately but I love the sound of this one! I really like the American heiress element and this is the first romance I’ve seen in awhile that really has me wanting to pick it up!
Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café
Oh, this is what I was hoping for! Excellent review, Kimberly?
This sounds like a good one with a noble duke, a strong female and all the feels. I am not sure if my ticker can handle the heat level though. Nice review, Kimberly
hmm noble Duke instead of a rake nice indeed and this is a new to me author. Thanks Kim
“I love a headstrong female and a noble Duke.” YES!!! A million times, yes! I am adding this to my wish list. Thanks!!
I mean, how can you resist if a book makes you laugh, swoon and gets you frustrated at the same time? 😉 Glad it was such a great read, Kimberly, I’ll check this one out!
Oh looks good! I love the dress! It’s been a while since I haven’t read a historical romance