Friday, September 06, 2019

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne ~ Review

Title: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 27th, 2019
Number of Pages: 448
Format Read: ebook

Book Blurb: These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees...

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.

LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.

My Review: I went into this book very excited to read what Miss Byrne had in store for this new series but I was not expecting that opening scene. That was brutal and I don't wish that upon anybody. She handled the sensitive subject of rape and it's far-reaching effects very well. Piers was very much an alpha male and most of the time he does come across as an asshole but he loves his lady.

I did not expect the blackmailer to be who it was but then low and behold there is a twist at the end with that. I'm very excited to read the second book in the series when it's released.

Rating: 4½ out of 5

Author Bio: Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.

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