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Always the Best Friend (Never the Bride #4) by Emily E.K. Murdoch. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Always the best friend and never the bride—it was a trap she never saw coming...

Lady Harriet Stanhope grew up with her twin brother and his friends, never questioning their laughter or their games—but now she's a young lady, she's desperate for one friend in particular to see her in a different light.

But after twenty years of knowing each other, she's just the best friend, not a serious contender for the Duke of Devonshire's heart.

Montague Cavendish knows what is due to him and his family name, and he is not fool enough to wish for a love match. He'll find a pretty young thing with plenty of money, and that will be that.

Until Harriet—Harriet—breaks into his rooms to seduce him. He should resist her; he knows he should. But Montague had never imagined such perfection lay beneath the gown of his best friend.

He's determined to resist. She's sure that he will fall in love with her after one night of passion.

Mistakes will be made, and confusion abound as friendship is put to the ultimate test.

Is it possible for two people raised as siblings to become lovers—and if it all goes wrong, what will be left of their friendship?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.


Lady Harriet Stanhope has only ever wanted one man in her life.  The trouble is he still sees her as Harry,  his bestfriend.  Harry and her twin brother have been almost inseparable from Monty all their lives.
Montague Cavendish the Duke of Devonshire is facing a dilemma.  The terms of his inheritance state he must marry very soon or lose everything.  His problem is he can't find anyone suitable. 
Our hero can't see what has been in front of him all the time.  Our heroine is frustrated by his attitude.  
This is a very amusing story where I wanted to slap the hero to open his eyes.  I'm pretty sure our heroine did too.  Lots of fun even when the nasty gossip starts.  
This is part of a series of connected stand alone stories.  I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them.  
Great fun.


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