As eldest son of the Duke of Langford, Nathaniel Gresham sees his arranged marriage to Lady Violet Devere as just another obligation to fulfill – highly suitable, if unexciting. But as Violet sets out to transform herself from dowdy wallflower to dazzling young duchess-to-be, proper Nathaniel decides to prove he’s a match for his new bride’s vivacity and daring.
Oppressed by her family all her life, Lady Violet can’t wait to enjoy the freedom of being a married woman. But then she learns her family’s sordid secret, and she’s faced with an impossible choice –does she tell Nathaniel and risk losing him, or does she hide it and live a lie?
Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists, this fetching romp enthusiastically launches Ashford’s new series. – Library Journal
With her keen knowledge of the Regency era, Ashford, in the first installment of her new Duke’s Sons series, tempts the reader with engaging characters, plenty of passion and a devastating secret in this nicely written, heartwarming and compelling read. – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Ashford (Married to a Perfect Stranger) makes a strong start to her Duke’s Sons Regency series with a story that affirms the value of being yourself and having fun in the process. Publishers Weekly
Heir to the Duke is a fabulous romance with wonderful characters… I couldn’t put this book down. 4.5 Stars and Reviewer Top Pick! – Night Owl Reviews
Delightful… engaging and fun… – Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Violet and Nathaniel are likeable from the first moment we meet them. What is so delightful about the story of their relationship is the marriage itself-the change in their circumstances gives them the freedom to become more themselves. – Heroes & Heartbreakers