The Good, the Bad, and the Duke (The Cavensham Heiresses #4)


I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis | Goodreads

Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems? Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?

Review | Rating: 4 stars

This was my first time reading a book by Janna MacGregor even though I've seen so many of my friends and followers reading her and praising her stories. I was not disappointed with The Good, the Bad, and the Duke. I just wonder what took me so long to read a book by this author. I enjoyed this book. It was irritating to have to put it down to work or indulge in life. I found it hard to put down and when I got the chance to read uninterrupted, I finished it in one setting. I loved everything about this story.

I adored Paul and Daphne and thought their slow-burn, with lots of teasing, romance was delicious. The two of them together was amazing and the fact that things did not happen quickly was what drew me into the story even more. I loved Daphne and how loyal and sweet she was. I loved Paul and his desire to do the right thing. I also loved Devon and William and I cannot wait to read their stories as well. I loved the storyline of trying to get the journal back and learning the heartache behind both characters. I loved the secondary characters especially the twins. This was such a well-written and we'll paced novel that sucked me in completely. I cannot wait to try something else by this author!

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