Review: One Night to Remember by Erica Ridley - .Red Wine & Books

Monday, July 1, 2019

Review: One Night to Remember by Erica Ridley


Print Length: 200 pages
Publisher: WebMotion (June 11, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: Notorious whip Giles Langford is surprised to learn his blacksmith is a girl, shocked to realize she’s the out-of-his-league sister of a duke, and horrified to discover he’s fallen in love with the impossible-to-tame woman anyway. With no money and no title, Giles has nothing to offer but his heart...

Felicity Sutton knows poverty firsthand, and she’s never going back. She might miss the smithy, but not the relentless desperation of no home and an empty belly. Of course she’ll accept the stability of a wealthy ton suitor. As for the penniless daredevil she loves, well... At least they’ll have one night to remember.
 



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This is technically book number five in the Wicked Dukes series, however, as with all the others, it can be read as a stand alone. Each book in the series focuses on a different couple, with very little cross-over, and no cliff-hanger endings. 

I enjoyed this story very much.  Giles is one of those characters you can't help but enjoy. He has taken the smithy that he worked in with his father and tripled the size of it becoming one of the most soft after carriage makers around. Add in the fact that he's never lost a race, and he makes for quite an interesting (and refreshing hero). I will admit to having a harder time connecting with Lady Felicity. While we are reminded in this story that she came from once having nothing, living in poverty before her brother unexpectedly became a Duke, she still comes across as bit mercenary in her quest for the richest husband whose money she can use to help other impoverished children. A noble cause for certain, but it takes time for the reader to warm up to her especially when she's being so pig headed about things right in front of her. 

There was some definite chemistry between these two, and I enjoyed getting a glimpse of them as they worked side by side on the Duke of Colehaven's racing equipment. The fact that Giles valued not only her, but her thoughts and the changes she proposed gave a great insight to the type of person that he was. 

As to the ending, I will say while there are things I wish had been done differently, I do think these two got an ending that was fitting to them and the journey they had taken together.

Overall, I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy sweet romances with unconventional characters. 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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                         One Night to Remember is available from Amazon.com


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