Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Duke's Obsession by Frances Fowlkes

The Duke's Obsession
Release date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

London 1818

An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her Pride
Miss Daphne Farrington despises three things: England's dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy. Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very English Duke of Waverly to save her family shipping business. If only she could ignore the way he makes her pulse race whenever she's near him.

A Duke Who Must Overcome Her Prejudice
Edward Lacey, the Duke of Waverly, is convinced that the lovely Miss Farrington, with her penchant for numbers, is the woman he'd like to make his Duchess. But unless he can convince her that not all English lords are callous, calculating rakes, a dark secret will ruin his chance at happiness.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely, sweet, and engaging historical romance, The Duke's Obsession was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a light romance that I enjoyed reading.

Daphne was an okay heroine. On one hand, she was strong and very smart and definitely a force to be reckoned with. On the other hand, her whole prejudice was mean and blinded her to what was right in front of her. It made her act in ways that not only hurt Edward, but also her English aunt and cousins. She did realize her mistake, though, and corrected it near the end. So, overall, I was okay with her.

Edward was a total sweetheart. He was a thoroughly honorable man and strove to earn the title of 'gentleman.' He was loyal and protective of his loved ones and a total sweetie. I adored him. I thought he was perfect.

The romance was good. Daphne and Edward were well matched, both wanting someone that wanted them for themselves. Though someone had a difficult time admitting that. The heat level was up there and led to a couple of steamy scenes. I thought they were great together.

The plot was well paced and, though I wasn't hooked, I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

The Duke's Obsession was a lovely historical romance that I really enjoyed reading. It was a light, sweet, and wonderful read. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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