I think this book proves that my policy of avoiding holiday books like the plague is a bad one. The holidays are there but it's not in your face and even if it was a holiday infested book, I still think I would have liked it. I loved this book from start to finish. It's one of those that I breezed through and even stalled a bit so it could last longer. I think Lily Dalton is one of those authors that I will follow. Her writing style is just my speed. She captures angst and draws her characters beautifully. She's almost Lisa Kleypas-esque I already have her next book, Never Entice an Earl on my wishlist.
I cannot tell you how much I highly recommend Never Desire a Duke. It's one of my favorites of the year.