Duke Dynasty, Book 3
From the publisher:
An Amazon Best Romance of the Month
A USA Today Bestseller
A sexy and distracting rake is tamed by a scholarly heroine with a penchant for the sciences in this dazzling and witty tale of Regency London.
A past kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley should be barely a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are countless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm beyond a young lady whose singular passion is chemistry—of the laboratory type. But Thorn has not forgotten—or forgiven—the shocking blackmail scheme sparked by that single kiss, or the damage caused to both their names. Now Thorn’s half-brother, Grey, has hired the brilliant Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery. And the once-burned Thorn, suspicious of her true motives, vows to follow her every move . . .
For Olivia, determining whether arsenic poisoning killed Grey’s father is the pioneering experiment that could make her career—and Thorn’s constant presence is merely a distraction. But someone has explosive plans to derail her search. Soon the most unexpected discovery is the caring nature of the reputed scoundrel beside her—and the electricity it ignites between them…
I loved the first book in this series, yet somehow I missed the second. I am very glad I found the third! This one was of the books I read over the past couple of months when I just couldn’t get myself together enough to write a review. Let me tell you, it says a lot about a book, in a very good way, when I can remember the plot and the characters so clearly a few months (and at least sixty books) later. I’m playing catch up now, at least.
This was another in the 21st-century mindset yet historical novels, and it was done very well. I don’t know how many women chemists were running around England in the 1800’s, and I don’t care because this book worked.
Jeffries writes great characters and she really knows how to bring them to life on the page. There was a lot of suspense in this book, and it was very well done. Nothing scary, but always interesting for sure. There was also plenty of squabbling and some sex between the main characters, which made it all the better when they reached their happy ending. I’m going to have to go find the second book in the series, The Bachelor, and get it read before the next one comes out. A very good series probably best read in order, although to be honest, I didn’t realize I missed the second book until I went looking. So never mind. If you like historicals with strong female characters and some hot sex with your romance, this is the book for you. I really enjoyed it.
11/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DUKE by Sabrina Jeffries. Zebra (August 25, 2020). ISBN 978-1420148572. 352 pages.
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