Death is just the beginning in this dark, emotional Gothic romance which harkens back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein...
After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left alone with an uncertain future. But this blunt bluestocking has a secret: she’s determined to resurrect her guardian through the ancient art of alchemy. The last thing she needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life.
When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt's brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many strange scientific studies. Now, he's determined to bring Felicity to London so that she may make a match within society--except he can't stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity's grim experiments, can he convince her that she's no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?
Darkest Regency, Book 2
Previously released in Charmed at Christmas
Rosemary on Amazon Reviewer wrote:
"So Gothic that the romance really brightens a compelling story that balances on taking you to the dark side."
The Determined Duchess we see Felicity Fields try to bring back her deceased Aunt Margaret. Nicholas Harding tries to convince her to stop. I liked Felicity. She's both strong and vulnerable. I could feel how her loss made her afraid. Nicholas was such a charming hero and their attraction was so romantic that I was pulled into their love story. I wanted them to get their HEA. Erica Monroe is a new to me author, but I plan to change that. I enjoyed her characters and the story line.