Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Steam Level: 🔥🔥🔥
Excuse me but anybody want to explain to my dumb ass what took me so long to jump on the Historical Romance train? The fact that I just now met Ash and Emma is a real travesty and even though I just finished it I’m tempted to listen to it again right now because it’s THAT GOOD. The gist of the story is that Ash is a Duke and after being spurned by his fiancée he’s looking for someone to wife up. He was burned in the war and has lots of facial scaring, so he’s convinced that a marriage of convenience is the only arrangement in the cards for him. Emma is a dressmaker and even though the whole marrying a Duke and becoming a Duchess situation is a bit overwhelming, she finds herself falling for Ash’s boujee ass anyway.
Even if you’ve already read this one, you MUST check out the audio if you haven’t yet. It’s crazy good! The story itself is sort of a tale as old as time, but the characters are so fun and unique and wonderful. Emma is sassy and smart and vulnerable, yet strong and spirited. And Ash is honestly the most delightful asshole I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. He’s constantly doing THE MOST but in a fun and hilarious way. I truly can’t wait to read more HR and more Tessa Dare because holy cow, this was such a lovely breath of fresh air!