THE RELUCTANT DUKE is filled with great characters. Spicy scenes will have you mopping your brow! Ms.
Fox has done her research for this time period and also knows her horses.
THE RELUCTANT DUKE is a well-written, extremely entertaining novel that begs to be read. I loved the growing
chemistry between Caroline and Antonio and how nicely their love affair was presented. Don't miss this terrific story!
...Romance Reviews Today
THE RELUCTANT DUKE'S secondary characters, Antonio?s sister, Briella and his grandmother, the Dowager
Duchess added a nice touch to the story. The author also introduces a number of other characters in this book that I predict
could have their own very delightful stories should she want to continue with this family and friends theme.
...Historical Romance Writers Review
I thought THE RELUCTANT DUKE was excellent. I would say the quality is right up there with Johanna Lindsay?s
Mallory family books. Colorful details of landscapes and intricate characters make THE RELUCTANT DUKE a highly enjoyable read!
The story spans the warm plains of Spain, to the foggy streets of London, to the rolling green hills of Ireland. Readers
will be transported right along with the characters. The meticulous research involved, the Spanish and Victorian customs and
etiquette, shine through in glorious color and only add to the wonderful budding love story of Antonio and Caroline. Antonio
is described as tall, dark and delicious. One can only wonder how long Caroline can resist this Victorian Antonio Bandaras!
This sizzling story is perfect for the true Romance reader! Ms. Fox Has taken time to research and paint
very colorful pictures with her writing. I would venture to say this author will go far with her future works! The secondary
characters in this novel will no doubt make fantastic sequels to this wonderful read!
...The Best Reviews
THE RELUCTANT DUKE is a fast-paced, lushly sensual love story. Caroline and Antonio are complex, well-developed
characters. It's great fun to watch Antonio try to win his lady. There is a surprising secondary plotline and there are hints
that a sequel may be in the works.
Author Joan M. Fox has written a delightful Victorian era romance. I enjoyed THE RELUCTANT DUKE immensely
and will definitely look forward to reading more by this author. For a deeply satisfying read, be sure to look for THE RELUCTANT
...The Word on Romance