Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

“That was why they called it temptation—it never presented itself as something ugly, or tepid, or harmless; no, it came in the guise of glorious feelings and a sense of utter rightness, even when it was wrong. That was why one needed principles.”


4.5 disco balls

Published: September 3, 2019 by Berkley
Category: Romance, Historical Fiction

A sassy spirited story that I enjoyed immensely.

Between an aristocrat falling for a commoner, the rich treating marriage as a business transaction, and women getting the shaft over men, it was giving me Downton Abbey vibes (which I had just started watching when I dove into this book).

I recommended Bringing Down the Duke to my friend which started a domino effect of recommendations: myself referring to a friend, who we both referred to another friend, and all three of us referring to you…

Here is what one of my friend’s had to say about the book. It was a perfect summation and needed to be shared:

I loved the strong, feminist feel of this book. Annabelle is a survivor and a woman ahead of her time- though it should always be her time. She brings a fierceness and sense of principal that is unmatched. Except perhaps by the utterly masculine (yet still insightful) sexiness of the Duke.

Are you convinced yet? Will you join us in reading?!

Exciting News: the author’s next novel in the A League of Extraordinary Women series: A Rogue of One’s Own will be available September 2020!

thank you Berkley Romance for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


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13 thoughts on “Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

  1. Glad you loved it!! I think I read too many historical romances in my life and I got jaded, because this one wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, but I’m excited about her next book.


      • Lisa Kleypas is still considered the queen of HR, I loved her Devil in Winter, and Tessa Dare is very popular as well, The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. If you want to read some unique books, pick up The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley and Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. Ravish by Amanda Quick is a classic too. And The Bride
        by Julie Garwood is a medieval favorite.

        I apologize for bombing you 😀

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