Dancing with the Duke (Landing a Lord 0.5) by Suzanna Medeiros
Summary: She's loved him for years...Charlotte Grant can't remember a time when she didn't love her best friend's older brother.
He's never noticed her...
The Duke of Clarington hadn't spared a thought for his sister's friend in years.
Their situations are about to be reversed...
It is the beginning of a new Season and Clarington intends to stay away from all the young ladies and eager mamas hoping to ensnare a duke. But that plan falls into tatters when his mother sponsors his sister's friend and enlists him to dance with her at Almack's. The beautiful vixen he meets that night bears little resemblance to the shy, gangly girl who used to follow him around. Now, instead of avoiding Charlotte, he finds himself frustrated when she seems to notice everyone but him.
Review: A novella about a plain girl growing up to be beautiful and the man she has always “loved” falling for her.
I didn’t like the premise of this novella to be honest. Charlotte had a childhood crush (I can’t call it love) on her friend’s brother for many years. Alex had always thought her to be annoying and hasn’t seen her for years. Now that she is beautiful, he’s instantly in love with her. But what else is there? A childhood crush and a lust for a person’s beauty do not make a lasting relationship. There was nothing between them. I got annoyed with their giant misunderstandings.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that like lust based romances.