Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
Dare starts her new series with a unique storyline, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren't each at a nadir in life's journey. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) I think this is a truly unique historical that will appeal to readers who aren't often historical fans. -- Smart Bitches Trashy Books This book is already in my top books for 2014. This new series of Tessa Dare's is off to an amazing start! -- Smexy Books Dare's lyrical writing and expert, intense character development make this a romance to be savored with the eager expectation of future series installments -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Splendidly talented Dare creates cleverly written dialogue, exceptionally appealing characters, and an engaging plot that gives a wink toward Beauty and the Beast and a nod to fandom, all key components in this wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic novel, the perfect launch to Dare's new Castles Ever After series. -- Booklist (starred review) Tessa Dare's first instalment in the new Castles Ever After series, ROMANCING THE DUKE will have readers clearing their keeper shelf just to make room for this little gem! Jam- packed with hilarious banter, Dare's trademark humor is showcased in its full glory. -- Fresh Fiction