'A Most Unlikely Duke ' by Sophie Barnes is Book One in the "Diamonds in the Rough" series. This is the story of Raphe and Lady Gabriella. I am so excited for this series! I fell in love with Raphe, his sisters and Gabriella's Aunt Caroline. I can't wait for more stories in this series.
Gabriella's sister caused a scandal when she broke her engagement and married another. Now Gabriella's mother seemed to be making sure that Gabriella has the perfect match so that they can put the scandal behind them.
Raphe and his sister have nothing but hardship after the death of their parents. Raphe has been trying to keep them housed and feed the best way he can....which meant boxing. But now he has been handed the Title of Duke of Huntley, which was his Great Grandfather's title. Raphe and his sister move next door to Gabriella and her parents. When Gabriella first sees the Raphe and his sister she thinks they might be the hired help. But when Gabriella, her mother and Aunt go next door to introduce themselves they quickly learn who the new Duke is. Gabriella has soft spot for this sisters and secretly helps them to try and learn to be proper ladies. Which puts her in a closeness with Raphe. Can Raphe and Gabriella make a match? How will her mother feel about this possible new scandal?
This was another of Ms. Barnes books that I could not put down! Ms. Barnes books are such a treat to read! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."