Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Tricks of the Ton #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

  • Series: Tricks of the Ton
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140228599X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402285998


The Mad Duke leaned in closer, his lips gently brushing her ear, and whispered, “I dare you.”

She Can’t Resist the Dare

Lillian Phillips could not imagine how her quiet, simple life had come to this. Blackmailed by the Mad Duke of Thornwood into accepting one wild dare after another…all because of a pocket watch. Desperate to recover her beloved father’s pawned timepiece, Lily did something reckless and dangerous and delicious—something that led to a night she’d never forget.

He has a Reputation for Scandal

When Devon Grey, Duke of Thornwood, runs into a mesmerizing, intoxicating, thieving woman who literally stole from his bedchamber—with his new pocket watch—Devon plots his revenge. If the daring wench likes to play games, he’s happy to oblige. After all, what’s the ruse of being the Mad Duke if you can’t have some fun? But the last laugh might just be on him…


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MUST LOVE DUKES by Elizabeth Michels is an exciting Regency Historical Romance set in 1815 England. Book 1 in “The Tricks of the Ton” series. What a beginning! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lillian Phillips and the Mad Duke of Thornwood, Devon Greys. What a delightful tale of love,  passion, and romance, with a bit of mystery and a secret or two thrown into the mix.  You will not be disappointed in “Must Love Dukes”. You also have a touch of blackmail, a mean-spirited brother,mystery and a few laughs along the way. Fast paced with engaging, believable, lovable characters and an intriguing, interesting storyline. I read with baited breathe to see rather Devon and Lillian would really make it to the altar together, or if Lillian would do as she was directed by one of her mean-spirited brothers. A great read. I can hardly wait to read the next installment in this exciting new series by a very talented author. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More