Review: Why Dukes Say I Do

GovernessInRed’s Book Review for: Why Dukes Say I Do

dukes say I do

Author: Manda Collins

Pages 341

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Date: 2013

3 1/2 sweet stars

This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed how well written it was and how much the characters come alive. Ms. Collins did a superb job at keeping a mystery throughout the story and I found myself guessing who the “bad guy” could be.

Trevor Carey makes a good hero. I liked his character but he wasn’t as yummy as I was hoping he would be. Please don’t get me wrong because he was enjoyable to read about. šŸ˜‰

trevor carey


“You make me lose all semblance of civilized behavior, ” he muttered. “I want to carry you off to the bed and keep you there until neither of us is able to walk.”
“Trevor,” she whispered, kissing him with flattering abandon. “I stayed awake for hours last night thinking of you. Of this.”

Lady Isabella Wharton was an ok heroine. Some parts of her past made me question why the author added them into the story and some parts I felt were unnecessary (her miscarriage). I hate reading about things like that.

lady Isabella

passionate kiss


“With this ring,” he said against her palm, “I thee wed…
“With my body,” he whispered, “I thee worship.”

All in all, I thought it was a nice and sweet little read. I adored reading about Trevor’s sisters (Belinda & Eleanor). I also enjoyed reading about Sir Lucien Blakemore. I really, REALLY hope that Ms. Collins will write his story in the near future.

I eagerly await for Manda Collins next historical romance to come out: “Why Earls Fall In Love”.

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