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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: The Duke Meets His Match by Tina Gabrielle


Print Length: 232 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (July 11, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: The daughter of an infamous art forger, Chloe Somerton grew up poor. Desperate to aid her sisters, she’d picked a pocket…or two. Now circumstances have changed, and Chloe has a chance to marry a young, wealthy lord. Only his mentor—a dark, dangerous duke—stands in her way. The duke knows about her past, and she’ll do anything to keep him from telling.

The moment Michael Keswick, the Duke of Cameron, sees Chloe Somerton, he recognizes her as a fraud. The stunning beauty with sapphire eyes and golden hair now appears to be a proper lady, but he knows better. What begins as a battle of wills soon escalates into a fierce attraction. In Chloe, Michael finds peace from the memories of war, but he refuses to marry…and she won’t settle for anything less.


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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This story was a wonderful blend of troubled soldier turned Duke and headstrong lady with a scandalous secret finding love that I hardly know where to start! 

To begin with, it is a rare occurrence that an author captures the nuances of PTSD in such a way that shows how sudden and all consuming an "episode" can be. The fact that Chloe was not only able to recognize what was going on with him, but took it upon herself to find ways of helping him fight his demons says a lot about her character. In fact that is something I can say about all of these characters - they were complex and their parts in the story well executed. I loved watching Micheal and Chloe navigate the complexities not only of their respective pasts, but of the growing attraction between them. 

The only thing that I can say about this story that may not appeal to some people is the fact that it does contain scenes of a sexual nature that happen outside of wedlock. These particular scenes are not everyone's cup of tea, but they can be just as easily skipped over without missing anything. 

Overall, believe this story will appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance. I would read more from this author! 

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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                   The Duke Meets His Match is available from Amazon.com

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