Best friends turned true love. What more can one ask? No Other Duke But You brings together romance, comedy and a whole lot of good things in a nice little package.
Lady Delilah was the best of friends with Thomas, the Duke of Huntley. A decade later and they are still thick as thieves. Given an ultimatum by her mother to marry this season, she sets her sights on someone. As lady Delilah stumbles along her way to her true love we are entertained by a bunch of friends who have each others backs, a talking parrot and a love potion.
There are some places where No Other Duke But You fails, like the pace of it. It is slow and you can skip a few pages. Then there are the parts like people roaming the hallways at night, love potion in hand, which is quite interesting to read. It may not be hilarious, but it was interesting to see a simple situation turn into a muddled mess.
Lady Delilah’s mother thread was rather abrupt. I would go on to note that this book though lovely on the romantic front does come across as abrupt in its writing. One reads and gets into the grove and suddenly there is a stop to it. It is like the author’s thoughts, put into words, fail to give us the complete picture. We are left with sharp lines instead of smoothly blended transitions.
But, this is a feel good book. One can’t help but feel cosy as the book captures Delilah and Thomas and their journey.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars