A Duke of Her Own, is the final book in Eloisa James Desperate Duchesses series and it's one of the best. Even though this book stands on it's own, I would recommend that you read all the Duchesses books because the hero of this one Leopold Dautry, Duke of Villiers' story has been threaded through all of them.
If you are familiar with Ms. James writing style, you know that she usually has more than one story going on in her books, however, this one is devoted entirely to the relationship between Leopold and Eleanor. And thank goodness, there isn't too much about a chess game in this one, just Shakespeare. There were some wonderfully written detailed scenes in an orphanage that were really creepy. The one qualm I had with this one was that Leopold took an awfully long time to see the light and also an awfully long time to see through the character of Lisette The Lisette part of the book is what is keeping me from giving this book an A rating, I didn't care for the way Leopold lusted after Eleanor while he intended to marry Lisette (even thought that is explained away.)
All in all, this is a good book.
Part of Desperate Duchessess series
Time period: Georgian