Wanna escape 2020? Wanna feel grateful for your freedoms as a woman in 2020? Need something adorable and fun and also empowering to read? Read BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE like now!! I had so much fun reading this, I flew through it in a single day. This book is all about the first British women at Oxford and their fight for recognition and equality in academia. They also are rallying for the amendment of the act that does not allow women to hold property.
It’s empowering and encouraging and there’s a super hot duke that you have got to read about. It was steamy and fun and basically one of the best romances I’ve ever read!
My six word review:
Empowered, sexy, and a perfect escape!
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women’s suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain’s politics at the Queen’s command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can’t deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn’t be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn’t claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring…or could he?
Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke….
A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels, in which a fiercely independent vicar’s daughter takes on a duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order.