Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess By: Roseanna M. White

Back of the Book

Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar.

Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision.

Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.

My thoughts

Perfection!  I was worried that after LOVING 'The Lost Heiress' I would be let down by the second book, boy was I wrong.  The Reluctant Duchess is not only a brilliant fresh story, it's interlaced with many of our favorite and not so favorite characters from the first book.  Rowena is the perfect addition to the already vibrant area personalities.  Rowena has an Irish burr that takes a few chapters to get used to, but soon becomes an added layer to her, and not a hindrance to the story.

I must mention that it is the second book in the series, so if you want to really understand the story you need to read The Lost Heiress, which trust me, is not a hardship at all.

I was given this book free from Bethany House Publishing for my honest review.

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