Book Of The Day – The Dressmaker’s Duke

by Ron on November 30, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Romance novel by award-winning author Jess Russell and it’s 83% off for a limited time. The Dressmaker’s Duke has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!

“Jess Russell has a way with language and an evident love for the people who live in her story.” Amber – Amazon Reviewer

The Dressmaker’s Duke
by Jess Russell
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 save $5


The Dressmaker’s Duke – Nook
The Dressmaker’s Duke – Apple iBooks

Award-Winning Author

Rhys Merrick, Duke of Roydan, is determined to be the antitheses of his depraved father, repressing his desires so severely he is dubbed “the Monk” by Society. But when Olivia Weston turns up demanding payment for gowns ordered by his former mistress, Rhys is totally flummoxed and inexplicably smitten. He pays her to remove her from his house, and mind. But logic be damned, he must have this fiercely independent woman.

Olivia’s greatest fear is becoming a kept woman. She has escaped the role of mistress once and vows never to be owned by any man. Rather than make money in the boudoir, she chooses to clothe the women who do. But when a fire nearly kills her friend and business partner, Olivia’s world goes up in smoke and she is forced to barter with the lofty duke.

As their lives weave together, Olivia unravels the man underneath the Monk, while Rhys desires to expose the lady hiding behind the dressmaker. Will his raw passion fan a long-buried ember of hope within her? Can this mismatched pair be the perfect fit?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Russell breathes a wonderful depth of life into every character, filling each of them with longing and empathy, cruelty and jealousy, all the emotions that make us sadly, tenderly human. This is such a compelling and fun read. I highly recommend it.


This is a romantic fantasy for those of us who need both our hearts and our brains engaged. The Dressmaker’s Duke is beautifully written, it’s language artful and it’s dialogue natural. The story line is compelling; I read it in one sitting. The sex is hot.


Everything about this book worked for me – the characters, the plot, the conflicts, and a happy ever after that was sweet indeed. It’s hard to believe that this is a first book, it’s that good. This will be in my top ten books for this year, and I am very much looking forward to future books from Jess Russell.


Russell has the ability to create amazingly realistic characters, it didn’t take long to for me to develop a real interest in the passions that begin to build between the two main characters from the very start of the book. This is a great escape novel that is perfect for reading while curled up in a chair at home or stretched out in a chair by the pool or on the beach.


Run, don’t walk, to get your copy!!! I love a good read and I am picky. This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I couldn’t put it down and I couldn’t wait for night to fall so I could curl up in bed and read read read.

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About The Author

As a girl Jess Russell escaped the world of rigorous ballet class and hideous math homework into the haven of toe wriggling romance novels. She never imagined in her dyslexic brain she would ever come to write one, but one small scene grew into 376 pages, and contest wins, and multiple contract offers. Dreams sometimes do come true, just like the happy ending in the stories she loves.Jess lives in New York City with her husband and son and disappears to the Catskill Mountains whenever she can. She is a sometime actress, award winning batik artist, and accomplished seamstress. Along with her sewing machine, she loves power tools and, what’s more, she knows how to use them.

Jess is a member of RWA, as well as the Beau Monde and the NY chapters of RWA. THE DRESSMAKER’S DUKE is a double finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for Best First Book and Best Historical. The book also came in first in the Fool for Love Contest, Golden Apple Awards’ Secret Craving Contest, the Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest and the Golden Rose Contest (also winning the best of the best). And finaled in the Great Beginnings, Emerald City Opener, and the Lone Star Contests.

Jess is currently working on revamping her Manhattan kitchen as well as writing two other stories, (working titles), Heart of Glass, and Mad for the Marquess. She would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Jess Russell and ENT appreciate it.


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