For the Duke’s Eyes Only by Lenora Bell
Avon Books, 2018
Lady India Rochester doesn’t let her noble birth stop her from pursuing her passion for archaeology. Why waste time decorating ballrooms when she can unearth artifacts that prove strong women have been shaping the course of history since the beginning of time? (Yeah, girl.) Brilliant, tenacious, and no slouch in a knife fight, not much can shake India’s unflappable determination and focus. Except, of course, for Daniel, her former best friend and current nemesis.
Said nemesis, Daniel, the Duke of Ravenwood, works hard to convince the world that he’s a selfish, adventure-seeking, treasure hunter who’s only interested in ancient history for the glory and fortune. Yes, in so doing he’s alienated the only woman he’s ever cared about. But if India ever knew he truth about what he really does she could be in danger. And Daniel would die first. (Obvs.)
But, wouldn’t you know it, circumstances thrust these bitter, bickering rivals together on a mission to retrieve a priceless stolen artifact before there’s a bonafide international incident. I wonder what might happen when these two adversaries are stuck with each other for an extended period of time in Paris? *Cue that sexy french music…*
As a big ol’ history nerd, this book had me at feisty, female archaeologist! I dare you not to fall in love with a badass like India Rochester. And, as you might have figured out by now, nothing gets me salivating the way a good enemies to lovers story does. All though, I suppose For the Duke’s Eye’s Only is technically a lovers to enemies to lovers story…and it’s also a little second chancey…This book has adventure and mystery and plenty of sumptuous sexually charged banter. Yum. Personally, I wasn’t the biggest fan of some of Daniel’s choices so I could have used a little more in the way of grovelling from him. I really love me a good man-grovel, what can I say? But this was a great read! And don’t forget to also check out What a Difference a Duke Makes which is the first in the School for Dukes series. I loved it! That one is based on Jane Eyre so…take my money…
Happy romance reading!
“She wasn’t going to sneak through their precious door… she was going to blast the entire thing off its hinges.”