Release Date: Sep 18, 2018
Series: Schools For Duke
Heat Level: Scorching
Imprint: Avon Books
Mr. Darcy, move on over for the Duke of Ravenwood, a rake of the first order. One who flaunts societies scriptures, seduces married women, and in general drives a particular lady, *coughs* India Ravenwood, up the wall. Except those who truly know him call him Bonds, Daniel Bonds. A spy! Dear reader, this particular duke is quite a catch.
Though I’ll admit I was most taken with India. She knows how to fence and wield a knife. Isn’t afraid to infiltrate a men’s antiquities society in trousers and a fake moustache. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted to be, and I love the character so. Pairing her with a rogue like Daniel is perfect. Even better since they were once betrothed and are now mortal enemies. This is the ultimate enemies to lover’s story with a dash of second chance romance.
Bell explores beyond London though, taking readers on a delightful trip to Paris. There’s intrigue, hiding in closets, tipsy carriage rides, gambling, and so much more. I don’t want to spoil the journey. I enjoyed this story very much and read it way too fast. The pages kept moving due to the dialogue and interactions between Daniel and India. The bait and switch between them, the constant barbs, and spine-tingling attraction is fabulous.
My only hiccup, and it’s a tiny one, the villain is built up in this grandiose way, but fell a bit flat in the final act. I hoped for a particular showdown and instead got another, although equally heroic. In everything else For the Duke’s Eyes Only shines bright.
For readers who enjoy Shana Galen. This book reminded me very much of her Lord and Lady Spy Series.