A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING
(Duke’s Den #1)
by Christy Carlyle
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune, discover irresistible opportunities . . .
Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life he’s built in London. But there’s one obstacle—the exquisite Thomasina Thorne.
When the new heir to the Tremayne dukedom suddenly appears in Mina Thorne’s life, she’s flustered. Not only is he breathtakingly handsome, but he’s also determined to take away her home and position as steward of the Enderley estate. If Mina learns what makes the enigmatic duke tick, perhaps she can change his mind—as long as she doesn’t get too close to him.
With each day Nick spends with Mina, his resolve weakens as their colliding wills lead to explosive desire. Could she be the one woman who can help him finally bury the ghosts of his past?
REVIEW: Nicholas “Nick” Lyon has earned the right to be a scoundrel, a rogue and cad. He may be second in line to a Dukedom, but he doesn’t want or need it, leaving that dreadful place as a young man, Nick finds his feet with two best friends, and they co own a gentleman’s club (name?) he is cold and unfeeling and lays that at his fathers feet. So when his older brother dies and leaves the “Tremayne” estate to Nick, he wants nothing to do with it, he intends to ride there, leave a caretaker (or steward) in his place, and return to London as quick as he can….. only he meets up with the resident steward, And it’s not a man, but a young woman, and add in the fact she’s half way up a tree and wearing breeches!!! With his interest momentarily intrigued he agrees to go back and listen to her case …..
Thomasina “Mina” Thorne hadn’t meant for her first meeting with the new duke to take place in a tree !!! She had planned to show him around and plead her case, she loved her job, her father had been steward before her, she knew the job and she knew she did it well.
The chemistry between Nick and Mina, is a slow but steady burn, he wants to get back to London, but is intrigued with the young “steward” at Tremayne, but the his past is full of pain, so there is no way he wants to stay, but Mina has such a way with her, that he begins to see his home in a different light. But is it enough to give up the gentleman’s club ? And will Mina actually give up get role at Tremayne ?
It’s a nice little story to read in this wet and cold weather