Bringing Down the Duke

Bringing Down the Duke Summary

“Dunmore is my new find in historical romance. Her A League of Extraordinary Women series is, well, extraordinary.”—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“With her sterling debut, Evie Dunmore dives into a fresh new space in historical romance that hits all the right notes.”Entertainment Weekly

A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford suffragists in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order.

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....

“There is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing such a man brought to his knees by a beautiful woman with nothing to her name except an inviolable sense of her own self-worth.”NPR

Book Reviews


Great series!5 star

I couldn’t put any of the books in this series down. Such a great read! You feel immersed in the stories.55



i really loved this book!!! i thought the character development was great & thoroughly enjoyed the plot line! im excited to finish the rest of the series as the characters in the books are so lovely and relatable!55


Started out well, but ebook stuck at pg 282 star

I liked what I was able to read, but unfortunately the book will not advance beyond page 28. A shame, since I was enjoying the story.25


Best Book I’ve Read in Years5 star

I was skeptical when I read the rest of the reviews praising this book, then I stayed up way too late on m re than one occasion because I couldn’t put it down, and knew I had to leave a review as well. The character development is so strong and felt so genuine, you are truly shown the characters falling in love, not just told. And the characters themselves are so likable. The way the author navigated the suffragist cause and the male/female power dynamic was truly masterful. I never felt like either character was “winning” the relationship and it still felt appropriate for the era. And the steamy bits were great too ;)55


A great read5 star

A surprisingly fun, interesting, and romantic read. Great debut by this author, looking forward to the next.55

El Chicken SMCL

Great Debut!4 star

Looking forward to reading more from this author45


Fantastic Debut!4 star

I don't normally read historical romances, so Bringing Down the Duke wasn't really on my radar initially. After reading the blurb and seeing the beautiful cover around though, I decided to give it a chance and I'm so glad I did! I enjoyed the hate-love/enemies vibe immensely between Annabelle and Sebastian. Their verbal sparring ramped up the anticipation so well and their chemistry was amazing. I would have loved even more scenes between them. The story started a little slow for me, as the world and characters were being established, but once things got going, I was hooked. My heart was fluttering and there were plenty of chest squeezes/turns thanks to the lingering, longing glances and brushes of physical contact. I love a good forced proximity and this trope played out perfectly between Sebastian and Annabelle. The secondary characters were just as wonderful and I enjoyed the strong friendships between all of the women as much as the romantic aspect of the story. I really enjoyed the author's writing style and wit, but I did have to stop from time to time because I wasn't familiar with all the terminology/britishisms. A quick google search had me back in the story though. ;) This was a fantastic debut and I'm very excited to see that Lucie's story is next! *I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book*45

Other Books by Evie Dunmore

A Rogue of One's Own


A Rogue of One's Own
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Portrait of a Scotsman
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Derrubar o Duque


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