How to Ruin a Duke - Grace Burrrowes

How to Ruin a Duke

By Grace Burrrowes

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings


Grace Burrowes and Theresa Romain team up to set two Regency novellas against a backdrop of scandal, intrigue, and literary mischief inspired by the real-life spoof of Lord Byron published by Lady Caroline Lamb. 
Rhapsody for Two by Theresa Romain
Rowena Fairweather, a builder of stringed instruments, is facing a difficult future. Simon Thorn is a musician fleeing his past. When a page from How to Ruin a Duke brings them together, will these two independent souls allow themselves to fall in love? 
When His Grace Falls by Grace Burrowes
The very proper Duke of Emory, lampooned in How to Ruin A Duke, suspects that the author of his misfortune is Lady Edith Charbonneau. He sets out to ruin her before she can write a sequel, except... what if he's wrong, and she's not his enemy after all?


  • Sensual writing, densely packed story lines

    By Ghost Plane
    From Romain’s descriptions of the parts of stringed instruments in terms of a woman’s body to Burrowes' seduction by food, these novellas carry novel length experiences. I was afraid of investing in the characters only to lose them too soon. Not a problem in the hands of these experienced storytellers. I have to say Burrowes' hero seduced me along with the heroine with the rich descriptions of the food he brought her, paired with his vulnerability in falling in love when he obviously never expected to. I came up for air craving butter, tarts and the intense feelings evoked. You KNOW you’re sucked into a story when you’re ready to smack the hero or find yourself feeling chilled after reading a description of a cold room when there’s a record heat wave outside! I volunteered to read an Advanced Reader Copy and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to give a resounding thumbs up of a review.