Nicknamed Humdrum Tun by society, Bennett Innsworth, Duke of Tunbury is stuffy, awkward, and alas, still a virgin. The festive season is looking bleak—until he loses a wager and must spend an evening at London’s most hedonistic pleasure club.
Delilah Forbes has long reigned as the city’s Mistress of Sin, and when the infamous duke visits her club, she’s soon eager to introduce him to sizzling passion. But even as lust becomes more for two lonely souls, they know a duke and a madam can’t have forever after. Or can they?
This story was previously published in the historical Christmas anthology, Have Yourself a Merry Little Scandal. Please note it contains explicit language and sexual content.
I loved this book so hard!
OK, even though it’s called Her Virgin Duke and it stars a wildly successful madam and…well, a virgin duke, the duke’s virginity isn’t *really* the main problem of the book, for either Bennett or Delilah. Yeah, he was one, and of course she helps him resolve that teensy problem, but honestly it was a deep sense of shame and severe insecurity that was Bennett’s real issue.
And the men who did that to him, the trustees who were supposed to have prepared him for dukedom? Every single one of them deserved to be horsewhipped. But this is a, erotic romance novella and we don’t have time for that here, so I’ll just have to imagine that part.
Probably while cackling.
Again, evilly. Obviously.
But I digress…
Bennett and Delilah’s love story is sweet and sexy and OMG super hot. There honestly wasn’t a thing about it I didn’t love, except for the lack of aforementioned horsewhipping, but again, it’s a novella so space is at a premium and we have to stick to the good parts. Since they were so OMG, YES! good, I wouldn’t want to skip a single one anyway. 😉
Nicola Davidson is quickly becoming my go-to author when I’m looking for a super sexy historical romance–she hasn’t disappointed me yet! <3
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A