MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Daring Duke
A 1797 Club Novel Book 1
by Jess Michaels
The Passionate Pen
Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
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The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of ten men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why.
But Miss Emma Liston doesn’t care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry. Now. She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg’s brother James. She asks him to pretend he’s interested in her just long enough to gain the attention of others. He agrees but is quickly taken aback by how easy everything is with Emma.
When her father returns, threatening her with a terrible future, their courtship swiftly becomes all too real. Will James ever reveal the true man beneath the outer shell? And can Emma discover her own worthiness before it’s too late?
This is the first of a new series by Jess Michaels and an exciting beginning to the series.
Duke of Abernathe is the first of ten young gentlemen who are or will be dukes upon the death of their fathers. He is also the one who founded the 1797 Club named so for the year it was formed. when all of these young men were school mates. Now they are grown and some of them have already come into their title. He for one has declared to never marry.
Enter Miss Emma Liston, a young lady whose father routinely causes mayhem and scandal to be brought down on the heads of his family. A problem her mother ignores every time her husband reenters their lives.
Will Emma be able to find and marry the needed spouse before her father ruins everything. Will James marry her in spite of his vow and her father’s antics?
I really liked this promising start to a new series by Ms. Michaels. She continues to entertain me with her very imaginative tales with well drawn out characters and well developed storylines.
I gave this title 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5 flames.
This series has a promising beginning and since it should consist of ten books as there are that many young Dukes whose stories will need to be told, I have hopes that the whole series will be a good one.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and I have voluntarily left this review. The receipt of this complimentary galley in no way affected my opinion.
Meet the men of the 1797 Club:
James Rylon, Duke of Abernathe (The Daring Duke, out March 14 order now!)
Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood (Her Favorite Duke, out June 6)
Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield (The Broken Duke, out September 12)
Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow (The Silent Duke, out November 14)
Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield (The Duke of Nothing, out January 16, 2018)
Lucas Vincent, Duke of Willowby (The Undercover Duke, out March 27, 2018)
Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale (The Duke of Hearts, out May 22, 2018)
Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow (The Duke Who Lied, out August 14, 2018)
Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford (The Duke of Desire, out October 23, 2018)
Christopher Collins, Duke of Kingsacre (The Last Duke, out November 13, 2018)
Written by Jess Michaels
About The Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.
When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).
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