Also in this series: When Harry Met Molly
Series: Impossible Bachelors #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on November 30th 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent’s “Impossible Bachelors” is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée—and Poppy’s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she’d be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status…for good.
Poppy, is content to be a spinster until she can find a man worthy enough to love, and one who returns that love. So she has created a fake husband to protect herself, however she is shocked when the fake husband, is very real and she is at a loss at what to do since he knows of her scheme and traps her into a real betrothal, one she can’t turn and walk away from. Nicolas needs a fiancee, especially since recently he was named one of the Prince Regent’s “impossible bachelors”, and Poppy is perfect especially with the scheme he has recently found out that involves him. Nicholas never expected to find Poppy full of life and spirit and will do anything he can do keep her in his life….
The Hero (Nicolas Staunton)
Nicholas knows he will have to marry, and expects that he will find a woman that is dull and boring and one he can send to the country. Once he hears about Poppy and how she has created a fiancee but this fiancee is him, and so he decides to claim her as his own….only he never expected to find a woman that he could very easily fall in love with.
The Heroine (Poppy Smith-Barnes)
Poppy, will only settle for a love match when she gets married, and she finds herself in a trap of her own making unfortunately. Poppy when she finds herself engaged to the real Duke instead of the fake one….she knows she will need to find a way out of it….but the more she is around Nicholas the more she feels herself falling in love with him and questioning whether or not she could walk away from him now….
Dukes To The Left, Princes to the Right is the second in the Impossible Bachelors by Kieran Kramer. I have recently discovered this author, and I have been thoroughly entertained by each of her books that I have read so far. I loved the story line to this story…..the characters were lively and charming, the plot was engaging and the interaction between Poppy and Nicolas was definitely satisfying to this reader. I just loved this style of writing this author has, and this story was riveting and I was left at the end of it feeling fully satisfied!!!! A Wonderful Read!