Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
📖 Q: what are your fave chips? 😆
I’m usually not a huge friends to lovers fan but this book makes me a real believer. Jenny Holiday’s Duke, Actually is peppered with truly heart-warming scenes—like how the leads, friends-only at the time, share a bag of chips & talk on the beach—& each one ratcheted up my impatience for this couple to fall over that friend line.
We meet Dani Martinez, recently divorced & burned by love, & Max von Hansburg, sobriquet the “Depraved Duke,” in the first book in this series: A Princess for Christmas.
Dani is really resistant to even hanging out with Max during his visit to NY at the beginning of Duke, Actually, but he agrees to attend a faculty party as her “date” so she won’t have to face her ex alone.
Along the way Dani starts to see new depths to the rakish royal, & they both realize that they can talk to each other in ways that are unexpected. That they’re actually best friends.
As the book progresses, each confession builds on the simple loveliness of their friendship. They grow to care for one another, to depend on each other, to love each other, & to be *in love* with each other, & each step feels natural & wonderful.
Jenny Holiday is a fantastic author & this book takes it to a new level. It’s a slow burn set in NY & Eldovia with two leads who caught my heart & whose HEA exceeded my expectations. I really hope you’ll pick this one up!
5 ⭐️. Release date: 11/16
Give me that HEA, please.
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