REVIEW: HOW TO TAME YOUR DUKE

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BOOK: HOW TO TAME YOUR DUKE

AUTHOR: JULIANA GRAY

PUBLISHER: BERKLEY SENSATION

GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE

PAGES: 294

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Book Blurb:

Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown – until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe…

England, 1888.

Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until she’s forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws her into a secret liaison with the duke, Emilie can’t resist the opportunity to learn what lies behind his forbidding mask, and find out what adventure really means…

The duke never imagines that his son’s tutor and his mysterious golden-haired beauty are one and the same. But when the true identity of his lover is laid bare, Moreland must face the demons in his past in order to safeguard both his lady – and his heart.

My review: 4 enchanting stars!

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HOW TO TAME YOUR DUKE is lovely and unexpected. The story has heart and heat woven into one.  It’s emotionally stunning.  A passionate story that not only enchants but enthralls.

I enjoyed this book.  It is refreshing when I stumble onto a book with a heroine who dresses in disguise. Well, the heroine in this book is rather forced into disguise, but it’s entertaining just the same. 😉

Princess Emilie is a rather likable heroine.  She’s smart and has a good head on her shoulders.  She’s also put into hiding by her uncle to keep her safe.  She becomes a tutor in a household.  Not just any household.  The Duke of Ashland’s household.

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The Duke of Ashland is delicious.  He’s a former solider and is disfigured.  He has a son and a wife that abandoned them.  I really enjoyed his character.  I love that Ms. Gray wrote about a hero who isn’t physically perfect.  It adds to the sexiness to this character.  Really.  I couldn’t read enough about this chap.

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Ms. Gray has a superb talent for crafting the perfect kind of characters that are vulnerable, strong willed, yet stunningly unique.  It’s the kind of historical romance readers will adore.  Brava, Ms. Gray!

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