Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Duke's Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid - Review

I accidentally did the wrong post this morning, so if you're hooked on The Good Girl blitz, come back tomorrow, when I was supposed to post it.  In the meanwhile, enjoy this review of The Duke's Shotgun Wedding, an amazing book I had the pleasure of reading.  Ain't the cover purdy?  I want this dress, btw.

Victorian Era England…
As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction – and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself…
But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent…
For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire – even if she means to only marry for his money – would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her… and demands his own satisfaction in return.

My Review

There were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed.  The writing was amazing, the conflict was put forth in a realistic manner, the characters had you rooting for them the entire time, and the settings were perfect.  Secondary characters were well-drawn, although a little more of them wouldn't have hurt the story at all.  The chemistry was perfect and the love scenes were just the right heat level for me for a story like this.  They got my blood racing, but weren't so over the top to have me blushing.  I fell in love with the Duke, but as far as Jocelyn went, I had mixed feelings.  I never could tell if she was intentionally lying to him in the beginning or not, and the ending was rather abrupt, but other than that, it was a fabulous read.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Victorian-era historicals with some heat.

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.


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