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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell

Title: If I Only Had a Duke
Author: Lenora Bell
Series: The Disgraceful Dukes #2
Format: Ebook
Release Date: August 30th, 2016
Length: Novel (372 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

If I Only Had a Duke is book two in The Disgraceful Dukes series. I adored LBell's debut book and had to get my hands on this one before book three came out. I actually managed to snag this on sale for $1.99 via Amazon and strongly recommend you grab this series if you enjoy Historical Romance. It's a lovely mix of romance with a dash of humor tossed in.

Lady Dorothea Beaumont is spending some time in her Aunt's Irish estate after two unsuccessful and embarrassing seasons. After seeing a lovely painting hiding away at the Duke of Osborne's estate, she writes him a letter asking if he'd be willing to let her catalog his collection. With several playful letters back and forth Dorothea is called back to London for another attempt at finding a husband. What she didn't count on was the Dalton the Duke of Osborne being there. He's convinced she's trying to lure him into marriage when she really wants nothing of the sort. He decides to dance the first waltz with Dorothea in attempts to make her popular with the gentlemen again. It surprisingly was very successful much to Dorthea's horror, and she wants to head back to her aunt's Ireland estate to avoid being married off to someone she doesn't love. Her escort is none other than Dalton and you just know entertaining scenes will ensue along their journey.

If you've read book one, you've already been introduced to Lady Dorothea. Her half sister Charlene impersonated Lady Dorothea and landed herself a Duke in book one. So we have a tiny bit of knowledge about her beforehand but not too much. I was glad to see more details on Dorothea and rather enjoyed how independent her character was. I really enjoyed this novel, though was a tiny bit sad there wasn't as many laugh out loud scenes as there was in book one. That honestly is the only complaint that I can think of. All in all, this was a wonderful sequel and I cannot wait to read book three. If you're a fan of Historical Romance, do yourself a favor and grab this series immediately.


22 comments:

  1. Another addition to my still untouched historical romance TBR ;) Great review Melissa!

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  2. It's been awhile since I've read a HR...I think I need to pick one up! They always make me swoony happy :-)

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I really enjoyed both of the books in this series so far! These can be read as stand alones too which is nice :)

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  3. I'll be keeping an eye on this author. I'm always looking for great historical romances. Just gotta find the time to read them. lol

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    1. I'm enjoying her writing style :) Hope you love the books if you find the time! :)

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  4. Stop telling me about historicals. I've been reading too many historicals lately (like last night, until 2 AM, before I had to be at work at 7:30...)

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    1. Hahaha! I think you'd enjoy these!! ;)

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  5. These kind of titles always make me smile!

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    1. Right? Such a lovely book though, well worth the full price too :D

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  7. Awesome review! I'm planning to read a hystorical romance since I loved The Bronze Horseman. I'll check this one out.
    What is your top hystorical romance favorite? :-)

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    1. Oh man you're putting me in a hard spot haha I do love Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove series and of course I can't recommend Lenora Bell's books enough. I think you'll get hooked by book one in this series :D

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  8. oh I just loved book one too and am so glad to see you loved this one. I am planning on reading it very very soon.

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  9. I'm not a huge fan of historical romance but it sounds like this was a great find, especially on sale. I love finding a book for such a good price! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Great review!

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    1. I didn't use to be a fan of the genre either. I did way back in the day but fell out of it. So glad I've gotten to enjoy them again :) And heck yeah, can't pass up getting it cheap and it's awesome hehe

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  10. Yay! Love seeing all the historicals. And double yay for the good deal. They sound great and have such pretty covers. I'll have to check her out!

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    1. I love all the covers, but the 3rd one just pops so much with the yellow on it. I hope you enjoy her books, I did :D

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