My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches #1) by Grace Burrowes [arc review]
And Read Forever strikes again! Another great Historical Romance with plenty of charm and wit.
My one and Only Duke has a great blend of romance and enigma.
|My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes|
A funny thing happened on the way to the gallows...
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.
There was just one tiny problem...
Jane Winston, the widowed, pregnant daughter of a meddlesome prison preacher, crosses paths with Quinn in jail. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers Jane marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.
They were wrong.
He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
Quinn and Jane's romance took sometime to develop, but once it began it was the sweetest of romances. They are both loyal and honorable people and so although there is kindness between them it takes a while for their feelings to develop into something more. And that made sense. They both thought Quinn would be dead in a week, their situation is rather unexpected.
Jane's bravery in the face of so much change was admirable. I liked that she did not cower or give up at any point.
Quinn may not see himself that way, but he is the most wonderful man. I am pretty sure I fell for him right along with our Jane :)
The mystery and intrigue over who framed Quinn -an act that almost sent him to his death- wasn't bad, but it didn't held my attention either. I didn't care for it all that much. The plot took long to develop and I found myself bored rather often when the focus of the book wasn't on Quinn and Jane.
His family is meant to come across as chaotic and perhaps funny but I didn't care for his sisters. All male characters were rather wonderful and intriguing though and I hope there will be books focused on them.
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