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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review: Distracting the Duke by Elizabeth Keysian


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Publisher: Entangled Publishing (February 20, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Devonshire, England, 1820

Determined to avoid the strife-filled marriage of his parents, Marcus, the Duke of Ulvercombe, wants an amenable, biddable wife, and has set his cap for a certain pretty miss. Unfortunately, her vastly opinionated, frustrating, and lamentably beautiful guardian, Lady Clara Tinniswood, keeps distracting him, tempting him to consider a far more tempestuous—and passionate—union. 

Recently widowed Lady Clara Tinniswood wants only to organize a quiet new life for herself, beyond the control of any man. But one shockingly unguarded moment while confronted by Marcus’s gloriously naked body catapults her headlong into a forbidden passion and threatens to undermine all her well-laid plans. 

Even if Marcus abandons his sweet ideal and surrenders to his growing desire for Clara, there's one unalterable issue which could destroy their hopes forever...


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was one of those stories that pulls you in from the very beginning. Filled with well developed and interesting characters, this is definitely worth a read! I absolutely loved the banter between Clara and Marcus, it kept things interesting, especially when they tried to ignore their obvious chemistry for so long. 

Clara was one of the more complex characters that I have read in awhile. It was obvious that her first husband was cruel to her, and betrayed her in one of the worst ways, yet she still was an active part in trying to secure a proper match for her ward. She still felt that there were good men out there despite what had been done to her, and was willing to settle for nothing less for Ellie. 

Marcus was a bit harder to like, although he did randomly give Clara and the rest of the family grand gestures, such as returning a statue that had been lost in a card game, little things that spoke more of his character than words alone could have done. 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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Distracting the Duke is available from Amazon.com

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