Duke Gone Rogue: A Love on Holiday Novel (Mass Market)
Christy Carlyle dazzles with the first romance in her enchanting Love on Holiday series.
Will Hart, the Duke of Ashmore, is everything his father was not: scrupulously honest, forbidding, and apparently joyless. As a duke, he’s a catch, but as a grumpy stick-in-the mud, no lady knows quite how to catch his eye. When his sisters concoct a plan for him to visit a run-down family property in Cornwall, he reluctantly agrees, hoping it will be a chance for him to rediscover the carefree man he once was.
Madeline Ravenwood believes she can do anything she puts her mind to, including running the gardening business she inherited from her father and being a founding member of the Royal Visit Committee. Hard at work preparing for Princess Beatrice’s visit to judge their annual flower show, the appearance of a stern, handsome duke is a distraction Maddie doesn’t need.
Tasked by the committee to convince the duke to repair his ramshackle manor house in time for the royal visit, he agrees, if she will join him as he explores Cornwall. Spending their days, and nights, together, Will’s love for Maddie becomes too strong to ignore. But Maddie knows how different their worlds are and when the burdens of his title reappear, can Will convince her that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for?
About the Author
Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.
"The first in Carlyle’s new Love on Holiday series is catnip for lovers of small-town love stories, with engaging character development and a driven heroine. The beautiful Cornish scenery and botanical details are grace notes on a slightly spicy but mostly sweet story, and readers will look forward to future vacations in the series. A charming Victorian romance by the sea."
— Kirkus Reviews
"With its charming Cornish setting, lively writing enhanced by a blithe sense of wit, and a memorable cast of characters, Duke Gone Rogue, which kicks off Carlyle’s Victorian-set Love on Holiday series, blossoms into an absolute delight."
“Christy Carlyle is a historical romance lover’s dream.”
— Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
"Carlyle spins an engrossing Victorian romance... With this story of two damaged people helping each other find their way back to the light, Carlyle offers readers a charming diversion that holds extra weight thanks to her characters’ tragic pasts."
— Entertainment Weekly
“Carlyle’s first Duke’s Den novel is a seductive mid-19th-century romance that crosses classes and other boundaries with aplomb. Fans of historical romance will adore these characters and eagerly anticipate the next installment in the series.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Christy Carlyle writes poignant, genuine characters who will melt your heart and keep you turning pages long past your bedtime. A Duke Changes Everything is a beautifully written tale I couldn’t put down.”
— Kelly Bowen, New York Times bestselling author
Praise for Anything But a Duke:
“Carlyle inventively incorporates a Victorian riff on the concept of Shark Tank as well as the hero’s hunt for his own past into the engaging plot of the second quirkily different and splendidly sexy addition to her Duke’s Den series.”