The Duke’s Wife by Jess Michaels
Tracy’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Series: The Three Mrs, #3
Release Date: May 11, 2021
After the death of her bigamist husband, Abigail Montgomery’s mourning is finally over and she is ready to pick up the pieces of her life and hopefully start anew. She is not sure where life will take her, but she is sure of one thing – she is done with love! Now if she could just stop her inconvenient attraction to Nathan, the Duke of Gilmore, the man who exposed her husband’s bigamy to the ton and who seems to be everywhere she goes! And the more she tries to ignore him, the more he seems bent on confronting her.
Nathan is frustrated, he is attracted to a woman who actively despises him and he is not sure why. He should just let her be and find another woman, but he can’t seem to stop himself from engaging with her at every opportunity. Their contentious relationship seems to take a turn when they make a wager while attending a dinner with their mutual friends. A wager he loses and proposes another to recoup his loss. With each new wager, they begin to form a friendship of sorts and soon they begin to succumb to the attraction that neither wants, yet neither can deny. An attraction that will lead to a compromising situation and a marriage of convenience that seems to be anything but convenient.
This was a well-written, nicely paced, fun enemies to lovers story. Nathan and Abigail are wonderful characters and their road to HEA is filled with witty banter, wagers, steamy love scenes, and cameos from the “other Mrs. Montgomerys”. This is the third book in the series and while it could be read as a standalone title, I would recommend reading the series in order for the best reader experience.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own. *