Book Review: A Duke for Diana
A successful debut requires a smashing social event, and in this dazzling new series from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, the key ingredient is Elegant Occasions—a talk of the ton trio of creative, enterprising young ladies who’ve rejected working as governesses to become party planners. And if they, and their wealthy clients, happen to find love along the way, it just makes their efforts more rewarding . . .
Sabrina Jeffries May 24, 2022 Kensington Books
Lady Diana Harper comes from a disgraced family once her mother runs off with her lover and her father sues for divorce. While ostracized as young women, Diana and her sisters secure their livelihoods and make a name for themselves advising hostesses on their fashion and the details of their social events.
A few years later, the new-and-from-trade Duke of Greenwood, Gregory Brookhouse, goes to Elegant Occasions with his mother and sister. They are outsiders to London society and need to launch his insecure sister when they would all rather stay at home and he would rather engineer bridges.
Predictably, Diana and Gregory don’t make the best first impressions on one another, despite each finding the other attractive. Diana decides the boorish Duke needs some help as well and they strike a bargain that his sister will have 5 suitors a day for a week or he won’t pay their fee.
‘Almighty Greenwood’ and ‘Lady Disdain’ are off to a great start. Verbal sparring ensues and their attraction is challenged by his family secrets and her family scandal.
Both are strong and relatable characters with believable arcs. I liked their chemistry and I liked that there were no miscommunication tropes or drawn out drama for the sake of drama.
This was my first Sabrina Jeffries book and a solid start to a new series. I would continue reading this series to see what happens with Eliza and Verity.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I received an arc from NetGalley
Do you read historical romance series? Do you start from the beginning? I typically don't read a whole series but I might with this one.