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Read Never A Duke

Read Never a Duke (Rogues to Riches, #7)

A proper lady must choose between society or the untitl…

Liked this though I wish I’d read more of the previous books in the series first. Really liked Ned and Rosalind.

A bit slow-paced at times, with some scenes I think could have been cut that were probably included because this is (I presume) the final book in a series and the author wanted to include scenes from many other POVs and have all the conversations that hadn’t been had yet. Frankly the Wentworths come off pretty dickish in how they treat Ned: controlling, overbearing, imposing, dismissive, and as if he is less than them. It’s nice to see him stand up for himself when they cross boundaries.

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Read The Truth About Dukes

Read The Truth About Dukes

Robert Rothmere is hiding a past no duke should have endured, but he’s not hiding it well enough. Sooner or later, his enemies will learn that he spent years locked away at a private asylum. To get their hands on his wealth, they’ll try to send him right back to his worst nightmares. If Robert is to foil their schemes, he needs to marry a perfectly proper, blessedly boring, deadly dull duchess, immediately—and he knows exactly which quietly delightful lady he’d love to entrust with that role.

Lady Constance Wentworth has cultivated a reputation for utter forgettability. She never speaks out of turn (in public), never has a daring thought (that she admits aloud), and never comes close to courting scandal… as far as anybody knows. Her path crossed Robert’s years ago, though, and she’s never forgotten the extraordinary lengths he traveled to keep her safe when she hadn’t a friend in the world. She longs to be his demure duchess…but little does he know that to marry her would be utter madness.

Direct sequel / continuation of A Duke by Any Other Name.

Liked this but not as well as the previous book. Again, I appreciated the lack of drama and resistance between them on admitting their feelings, that the drama was primarily caused by outside events and other people.

Robert came off as more mature in this book than the previous, where he painted himself a tragic tale of woe. It was good to see him get over it.

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Read A Duke by Any Other Name

Read A Duke by Any Other Name (Rogues to Riches, #4)

Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man—maybe too decent for his own good. That’s precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help.

Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven’s backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She’s asked him nicely, she’s called on him politely, all to no avail—until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She’s vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they’re not.

Really enjoyed this one. I like that they both admitted their feelings for each other pretty quickly, but they faced some legitimate challenges without clear solutions that they needed to figure out. The writing was funny and charming.

I also appreciate the subversion of the duke trope.