To Love A Duchess

Published July 24, 2018 by bookbesties

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney comes the first book in a royally romantic and deeply emotional new series about taking risks and allowing the power to love satisfy the questions of the heart . . .

Undercover as a majordomo, spy Adam Drummond has infiltrated Marsley House with one purpose only—to plunder its mysteries and gather proof that the late Duke of Marsley was an unforgivable traitor to his country. At the same time, Adam is drawn to a more beguiling puzzle: the young and still-grieving duchess—a beauty with impenetrable secrets of her own. For Drummond, uncovering them without exposing his masquerade will require the most challenging and tender moves of his career.

That a servant can arouse such passion in her is too shocking for Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley, to consider. Yet nothing quickens her pulse like Drummond’s touch. It’s been two years since the duke lost his life in a tragic accident—and even longer since she’s been treated like a woman. But when Drummond’s real mission is revealed, and the truth behind Suzanne’s grief comes to light, every secret conspired to tear them apart is nothing compared to the love that can hold them together.

OUT July 31st!!!(Click on cover for link)

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This is the first book by this author and in this series that I have read, and I am intrigued to read more.  I love how this book explores the grief and loss of both main characters and how they find solace in one another.  I truly love how well the author allows you to see into Suzanne’s mind and emotions, giving her a depth both as a written character and as a Duchess that I don’t see much in Historical Romance characters.  I found the rawness and the honesty of her emotions addicting.  I did feel like I would have loved a little more of an ending once the characters admitted their love for one another.  I felt like the ending was cut short.  I want to know things like: How her father responded to the relationship? How did they adjust to their new life together? Do they eventually have children together?  Do they actually get their happy ending? I feel like with the ending the way it is I will never know for sure.  However I overall thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next book in the series.

star pinkDanielle

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