Fans of the Bridgertons will love this bad boy duke who kidnaps the wrong woman in this steamy historical romance.
Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex:
And now he's a kidnapper.
Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece for revenge, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue both infuriate and intrigue him.
Miss Emily Parr is determined to rid herself of domineering men in her life. A plan that is in shambles after she's kidnapped by the incorrigible duke. But as she tries to outwit him, she finds herself... enjoying not only the scorching kisses he steals but also his companionship. Of course the most wicked and unweddable man she's ever met would be the one she can't imagine living without.
Yet as they surrender to passion, danger from Godric's past threatens to destroy the one thing he and Emily swore they never wanted: love
Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.
Emily Parr may be young and naive, but she is also resourceful. When Godric St. Laurent, the dashing Duke of Essex, kidnaps her in a madcap scheme to ruin her Uncle Albert, she relies on her wits to save her. Held captive at Godric's estate under the watchful guard of the League of Rogues, Emily is pleasantly surprised that Godric and his friends protect and cosset her more than Albert ever did. Even as she attempts to escape, she charms all five rogues with her plucky spirit. The love scenes between Emily and Godric alternate between tender and steamy as Godric introduces her to passion. The sinister threat to Emily's future, plotted by Albert's business partner, is silly and overly contrived, but the natural rapport between Emily and the rogues more than makes up for any weak points. Readers will happily ignore the villainy and enjoy the romp through rumpled bedsheets and the 1820s English countryside as Godric and Emily rocket toward their happy ending.
Riveting! Couldn’t put this one down!
Unnecessary Sketches, Dry Reading
To be honest, lost immediate interest as soon as an illustrated comic-style stretch popped up on e-reader version in between paragraphs, disrupting the story text. I don’t even think it was more than a handful of ‘pages’ into the book. Adult romance novels don’t need comic sketches, and it really killed my interest — personally I tend to have my own imaginings of characters or situations crafted as I read, and that garbage ruins getting lost in the story. Also, text was very dry, and I wish this could be refunded. Maybe the story could be redeemed? But not with illustrations stuck all in between.
Really good English romance. I figured it would get boring because it’s longer then some of the other romance books but there was so much dialogue between characters that it pulls you in. The story kept me interested from beginning to end. I just wished Emily’s character wasn’t so much like all the other heroine characters. It’s so clique that she can’t resist a kiss and loses all her will. Godric is typical pushy type also. Which back in them times men probably did act like him.