In the swoon-worthy finale of her Love on Holiday series, Christy Carlyle takes readers to the breathtaking coast of Ireland where a pretty, young countess’s secretary agrees to impersonate her mistress to help a duke appease his fortune-hunting family...until he falls for her instead.

“Simply delightful!” —Julia Quinn

Miss Evelyn Graves has never had a holiday. She is much too busy as the personal secretary to the Countess of Waverly. But the Duke of Ballymore Castle in Connemara, Ireland, has invited the countess to visit—and as the countess cannot travel, she has insisted Evelyn go in her stead. Except when Evie arrives, everyone mistakes her for the countess—and it’s clear the family who owns crumbling Ballymore were hoping to match the widowed countess with Alexander Pierpont, Duke of Rennick. Though Alex knows the truth of Evie’s identity, he has an unusual request. He’ll happily show her hospitality if she’ll agree to let others think she’s the countess during her visit.

There’s just one problem: as time runs out on their arrangement and Alex increasingly fears he must in fact marry an heiress to save his family’s fortunes, he finds that his heart now belongs to Miss Evie Graves…and he can’t bring himself to let her go.

About the author(s)

Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there’s nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.


“Simply delightful!” — Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series

“Christy Carlyle is a historical romance lover’s dream.” — Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

“I absolutely adore Christy Carlyle!”
Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author

“Carlyle completes her Love on Holiday trilogy (after Lady Meets Earl) with characters fans will adore. Hand to readers who love the fake-dating trope and the hijinks of a romantic comedy.” — Library Journal

“With its charming Cornish setting, lively writing enhanced by a blithe sense of wit, and a memorable cast of characters, Duke Gone Rogue, which kicks off Carlyle’s Victorian-set Love on Holiday series, blossoms into an absolute delight.” — Booklist

"Carlyle’s new Love on Holiday series is catnip for lovers of small-town love stories...slightly spicy but mostly sweet, readers will look forward to future vacations in the series. A charming Victorian romance by the sea." — Kirkus Reviews on Duke Gone Rogue

“Christy Carlyle writes poignant, genuine characters who will melt your heart and keep you turning pages long past your bedtime." — Kelly Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

“A friends-to-enemies-to-lovers tale that doesn’t disappoint!" — Fresh Fiction on Nothing Compares to the Duke