Image of A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes


Image of A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes

Overflowing with Chase’s signature wit and laugh-out-loud humor, this series starter will definitely win readers’ attention. It’s not just the lyrical prose, wonderful dialogue, appealing characters (the Dis-Graces) or the sensuality, but also the depth of emotions Chase infuses into her runaway bride scenario that has readers sighing with pleasure.

Bookish Lady Olympia Hightower, seven times voted the Season’s Most Boring Debutante, has secured a proposal from the Duke of Ashton. He may be one of the three Dis-Graces, but he is handsome, wealthy and in possession of a magnificent library. She accepts, not for love, but for the money to save her family. However, at the last minute, Olympia gets cold feet. When Ashton’s best friend, the Duke of Ripley, Hugh Ancaster, sees the back of a wedding gown trailing out the window, he knows he has to go after the runaway bride. Bringing her back should be easy, but when he can’t convince her to return, he agrees to accompany her to a relative. Yet nothing goes as planned. (AVON, Nov., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin