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Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
The Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft keeps the reader engaged as sparks fly between Susan Jennings and George, Duke of Aylesham. Susan first meets the duke while reading in the library of an acquaintance. Because of his sensitive meeting, he assumed Susan was spying on him. She thought he was rude to interrupt her quiet time and falsely accuse her of wrongdoing. Their next meeting a year later is no different; tempers flare again. So when 'Prinny' the Prince Regent tries to marry George off for political reasons, he reveals he is already betrothed. Unfortunately, the only name he could think of was Susan Jennings, the sharp-tongued lady. When the Prince Regent calls his bluff, the only choice George has is to become his puppet or ask Susan for her hand in marriage.
I found The Duke Meets His Match captivating as Karen Tuft adds more conflict and drama to the lives of her characters. Through an intricate weaving of England's political rules, expectations, and the fact they don't want to marry each other, the author creates a web of discord. The characters are fresh, with strong personalities and opinions. My favorite part in the book would have to be when the Prince Regent meets Susan Jennings at the garden party. She steps up when things are stacked against her and had me sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering what her punishment will be. Overall, this historical romance novel is enjoyable with an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that held my attention.