MUST LOVE DUKES
With its fast pace, delightful characters and fresh twists on traditional tropes, the first of the Tricks of the Ton series marks a delightful debut. Michels presents readers with an enchanting and hard-to-put-down romance that blends love and laughter with sexual tension — a winning combination.
Desperate to reclaim her father’s pocket watch, Lily Phillips follows the Duke of Thornwood, Devon Grey, to a tavern. Devon can’t deny his curiosity, but that doesn’t stop him from plying Lily with drinks, kissing her senseless and taking her home to bed. He wakes to find his mystery lady and his new watch gone. When they meet at a ball, Lily is blackmailed by Devon and he draws her into his pranks. Though appalled by some of their antics, Lily secretly enjoys Devon’s game and the sexual tension between them. But as Lily’s brother forces her to marry, Devon will have to decide if marriage is what he wants and needs. (SOURCEBOOKS, Feb., 350 pp., $6.99)