ARC Review: My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes

Posted December 20, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes
My One and Only Duke
by Grace Burrowes

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 6th 2018
Series: Rogues to Riches #1
Published by Forever
Pages: 442
Format: eARC
 

“If you like your heroes stoic, but full of secret kindness and your heroines brave but sensible then this is the perfect book for you.”
~ Under the Covers

When pregnant widow Miss Jane Winston marries Mr Quinn Wentworth she never expected to have to be his wife. He was after all scheduled to be hung the next day. Only the culmination of a very unlikely set of circumstances saves Quinn from the noose. So, when he arrives home he brings with him his pregnant wife and a dukedom. He has to adjust to both. But, now that Quinn is free he is determined to find out who has framed him for murder and condemned him to hang.

As this is my first Grace Burrowes book I didn’t know what to expect, but as it was the start of a new series – Rogues to Riches – I wanted to give it a try. I am so glad I did! I really enjoyed this book. It’s a promising start to the series that introduces the intriguing and very unconventional Wentworth family.

With most romances which are based around a family, with each new book pairing them off, the members tend to be very close. What was so different about this book was that although they were all fiercely protective, they didn’t trust one another. In fact, Quinn who is imprisoned at the beginning of the book is first suspicious that it’s either his brother, cousin or sister that put him there. This is an aspect of the story that I had mixed feelings about. I liked that it was something unusual and how Jane somehow managed to bring the family together in a way they hadn’t experienced before. But, for me, the reason for the distrust was never really clarified. It seemed to be a combination of Quinn’s guilt for not being able to save his siblings from their poverty stricken and abusive childhood sooner and their naturally wary personalities. But I was never really sure.

As for the romance, if you’re looking for a book with something grandiose and full of passion, this isn’t the book for you. Instead, this was more of a slow burn dictated by Quinn and Jane’s very practical natures. I liked this about the romance, neither character’s past would have meshed with a flowery romance and showy gestures. But I really enjoyed Jane’s drive to make the marriage real. She wouldn’t accept any less than a partnership with Quinn, which also included his emotional engagement.

A great start to the series and I can’t wait to read more. If you like your heroes stoic, but full of secret kindness and your heroines brave but sensible then this is the perfect book for you.

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About Grace Burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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I don’t know this book, but it sound really good. 🙂

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Awesome review suzanne!!! Sounds like a great read and I love the cover!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Sounds good, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Suzanne

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I’ve seen this book but have read mixed reviews about it.

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Thanks for the review.