*Thank you so much to Avon & Netgalley for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.*
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Would I Lie to the Duke is a fun, sexy read that you will want to reread the second you finish.
“Love isn’t a weapon. It’s not a way to blind someone to you or make someone feel obligated. It should be a gift, a blessing.”
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// Content Warning: Mature Content //
Release Date: 7/28/2020
Page Count: 384
Would I Lie to the Duke follows Jessica McGale, who, in a desperate attempt to save her family business, poses as “Lady Whitfield” to try and get investors. There, she meets Noel, the Duke of Rotherby, and as they grow closer, Jess must decide if her family business is worth breaking Noel’s heart, and her own.
“You destroy me– piece by piece. And I welcome it.”
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“Every moment with you is the best I’ve known.”
Writing & Plot
I love how Eva Leigh writes historical romance. Her books are easy to jump into, with fun banter and and a fast pace. I couldn’t put the book down, it was so addictive. The only part I wasn’t a fan of was all of the lies, but, that’s kinda what you sign up for when you decide to read it.
“You do burn brightly, but there’s more to you than merely a dazzling gleam in the darkness.”
I loved the two main characters and their dynamic. Our heroine, Jess, is strong and determined, wanting desperately to help her family. Our hero is charming and privileged, but aware of it. Noel is just an amazing character, I cannot stress that enough. He deserves the world, and I love him.
There were also a lot of fun side characters, and I can’t wait to see more of them in the next book! I especially loved some of the hints at future romance. I can’t wait to find out more about it!!
“It’s so much better to be alive and hurting than dead and numb.”
Pros– Great characters, addictive, fun
Cons– If you can’t stand relationships built on lies… this might not be for you
Overall- 4.5/5 stars.
Would I Lie to the Duke was exactly what I wanted it to be. It was absolutely addictive and I can’t wait to read more in this series.
If You Liked Would I Lie to the Duke, I’d Recommend:
- My Fake Rake (Union of the Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
- Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) by Tessa Dare – [Review]
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