Friday, December 5, 2014

The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by @EricaRidley Review

The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War #1)
Release date: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Dukes of War #1

Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress—and fast!—he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is!

Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A delightfully lovely historical romance, The Earl's Defiant Wallflower was a truly enjoyable read. It was romantic, witty, and I really liked it.

Grace was a great heroine. Determined to find a way to help her mother, she went to England to find herself a husband. Though her plan seemed cold, it was immediately obvious that she wasn't the coldly calculating type. She loved fiercely and fought for what she wanted. I thought she was lovely.

Oliver was just as likable. Very sweet and determined to save his estates from the mess his father left them in, he always put others' needs before his own. He had a hero complex that made him rather adorable and he was really a good man and a perfect hero.

The romance was so wonderful. Grace and Oliver's feelings for each other were clearly deep and never in doubt, despite the circumstances. It was beyond doubt that they cared for each other and would do anything for each other. I thought they were a perfect couple.

The plot moved quickly and had me fully engaged the entire way through. I absolutely loved the story and the ending was the perfect wrap up.

The Earl's Defiant Wallflower was a fantastic historical romance that I really loved. Romance lovers, this is definitely a book you won't want to miss.

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

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