Thursday, May 03, 2018

BLOG TOUR: A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman ~ Review

Book Blurb: First comes love, then comes marriage. Unless it’s the other way around. . .

General Mark Grimaldi has sacrificed everything for his military career, working his way through the ranks without the benefit of a nobleman’s title. Now, his years of dedication are about to pay off—with an offer for a prestigious promotion to Home Secretary. There’s only one condition: Mark must be married. Aside from the small matter of not actually wanting to be wed, Mark faces another troubling problem: he already has a wife.

Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent ten contented years in France without her husband—and without regret. When Mark asks her to return to London and play the part of his beloved wife, she sees her chance. But neither of them is prepared for news that will throw Mark’s future into chaos…nor the undeniable desire they’ve rekindled. Maybe happily-ever-after can happen the second time around in A Duke Like No Other, the next Regency romance from Valerie Bowman.

My Review: This is the ninth book in the Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman. I believe that you don't have to have read the other books in the series to enjoy it. That being said I couldn't really get into this book. I enjoyed the premise of the book and the sassy back and forth banter of the main couple but when I started to read it I couldn't really get a feel for it. Maybe I'm just burned out right now on Regency romance novels. I enjoyed the writing style and I'll probably pick up more of her books in the future however this just wasn't the book for me.

Rating: 3½ stars out of 5

Author Bio: VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides and Playful Brides series.

Buy Links:
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