Title: Dunsaney’s Desire
Author: Brianna York
Matthew Hargreve, Duke Dunsenay lives a life of privilege and power. He is a peer of the realm with social standing, money and devilish good looks. What could the envy of fashionable London society be missing in his life? The answer to that question arrives in the form of a mysterious young lady who brings with her a dangerous family secret. Her beauty and intelligence fill in the empty places that the Duke had not even known were dwelling in his heart. Will the Duke be able to unravel the secrets of the mysterious young woman without becoming a casualty of her dark secrets?
The main character, Matthew Hargreve, enjoys his life as a rich, eligible bachelor and has no intentions of changing his lifestyle until he meets a girl by the name of Tess at one of his parties. Coming from poverty and pushed by her brother to seek out the Duke, Tess’ intentions for Matthew are questionable.
This was a strongly written book in the second half of the piece but at first, I had a bit of trouble getting into it. The descriptions throughout the book, however, were wonderful and were written in such a way that it made it easy to picture the scenery. It’s clear the author did her research and crafted strong characters that fit the time.