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The Duke’s Bride

The Duke's Bride Cover

Regency Brides, Book #1

by Joanne Wadsworth

Digital List Price: $3.99

File Size: 7849 KB

Print Length: 201 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: August 21, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B073QF218Y

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Publisher’s Description:


A fiercely loyal lady, along with her brooding duke come head-to-head in a battle of wills! An unforgettable Regency romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Joanne Wadsworth.

He must steal a lady…then steal her love.

Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.

The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s carriage when he discovers little Ellie is inside and intent on eloping with a man to Gretna Green who she barely knows. He can’t allow her to make such a terrible mistake, yet convincing her might mean giving into his desire for the golden-eyed enchantress who has followed him around since he was a lad.

Her pouty lips and bountiful charms can no longer be ignored, only convincing her of the truth of his intentions will mean jeopardizing both his sanity and a lifelong friendship as well.

Regency Brides Series:

The Duke’s Bride, Book 1 (Free)

The Earl’s Bride, Book 2

The Wartime Bride, Book 3

The Earl’s Secret Bride, Book 4

The Prince’s Bride, Book 5

My Thoughts:

An essentially sweet/clean traditional regency.
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is book #1 in Joanne Wadsworth’s new series”Regency Brides”.

This tale of a tag along little sister all grown up and her brother’s best friend is an unforgettable story of what is thought to be unrequited love on both the hero and heroines parts.

Ellie has loved Ashten as long as she can remember. Ashten has long since forgotten about how he thought of Ellie as his friends pesky little sister. She has grown into a beautiful and very desirable young woman. Now he must stop her from making a grave error. She is running away to marry a man she barely knows.

Abducting her on her way to Gretna Green is the only way Ashten sees to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life. After all he wants her for his own even if he will never admit it.
I liked this book but it is not the best I have read by this author.
I gave this tale 4 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames.

This is an essentially sweet/ clean traditional regency romance.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.



The Highland Clan Book 1

by Keira Montclair

File Size: 4301 KB

Print Length: 208 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Keira Montclair

Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Digital List Price: $2.99

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A warrior with a haunted past and the lass who vows to love him forever.

Loki Grant’s first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own. But though the Highlands have become his home and he loves his adopted parents, Brodie and Celestina, Loki feels lost.

Part of him is still that scrappy wee lad who relied on his wits to survive the streets, and he is not sure he belongs. The feistiest and most beautiful lass in the clan, Arabella, steals his heart, but when her father resists the match because Loki is not of clan blood, Loki decides to confront his past. He wishes to satisfy Bella’s father by discovering his parentage, but he also hopes his quest will help him understand his purpose.

As far as Arabella is concerned, Loki Grant is the wiliest, brawest, and most handsome warrior in existence. She is determined to have him as her husband regardless of what her father thinks. So when Loki’s search for his sire leads him into trouble, she rushes headlong after him.

Together, Loki and Arabella must discover the dark secrets of Loki’s origins, for only by confronting the past can they hope for a bright future together.

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