A sexy, media shy Duke who prefers herding sheep and sustainable farming to the jet setter life and a photographer who was at the top of her profession before a bitter and powerful man took it all away…. oh and a sheep named Mabel.
Her career in tatters, celebrity photographer Lilah Rose needs somewhere to regroup and start fresh, outside of the spotlight. There’s nowhere better to hide than the English countryside, complete with fluffy sheep, rolling hills…and Max, the stern, sexy farmer who tends to them.
But the lazy days and lush nights with Max aren’t as far from the spotlight as Lilah thinks. He isn’t simply a farmer—he’s also a duke: young, handsome and powerful…and too aware of how a title can dazzle, making the man inside invisible. What’s the harm in playing the farmer for a while? After all, Lilah isn’t staying…
Soon, Max is imagining just that, though–wondering what it would be like to have her on his land, in his life, in his bed forever. For that, he’s going to need to tell her the truth…and hope he can convince her that he’s a duke worth falling for.
A Duke Worth Falling For was originally published in the Naughty Brits anthology. I am not sure how I picked this up for my Kindle, but was looking for a quick read when I came across it in my library. This is a modern tale featuring a modern day Duke.
After her professional celebrity photographer career was shattered, Lilah Rose has reinvented herself and is spending two weeks enjoying the English countryside. An acquaintance set her up in the groundskeeper cottage on castle grounds. She is trying to capture the perfect shot of a sheep when Duke stumbles across her. The meet cute was delightful as she mistake him for a simple sheep herder/farmer hand and he thinks she is paparazzi trying to get a photo of the reclusive Duke. The Duke allows this and gives her his middle name, Max.
The two later meet up at the local pub and the regulars there had me laughing. The chemistry between Max and Lilah is sizzling. One night soon turns into a nine-day romance.
The Duke has some hangups regarding his first wife and city life. Lilah doesn’t like men in power….but Max and Lilah are magic. I enjoyed their hot, sexy, sweet affair and crossed my fingers for some kind of happily ever after. While I understood her hangups, the Duke’s wasn’t as solid as I would have liked, especially when we meet his ex-wife. However, we see growth as MacLean brings things together.
Even though this is a novella the story didn’t feel rushed and we were even treated with an epilogue that left me swooning.
A Duke Worth Falling For by Sarah MacLean offers the perfect modern day romance to curl up with. #Novella
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