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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Blame It on the Duke by Lenora Bell

Title: Blame It on the Duke
Author: Lenora Bell
Series: The Disgraceful Dukes #3
Format: Ebook
Release Date: April 18th, 2017
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Blame It on the Duke is book three in The Disgraceful Dukes series. I've really enjoyed both of the previous books in this series and was excited to get this one! LBell has a unique writing style that grips you from the first page and adds humor in just the right places. She's quickly becoming one of my favorite Historical Romance authors.

Rather unconventional, we start off with Nicolas, Lord Hatherly finding out his father lost while gambling and promised his son's hand in marriage to the winner's daughter. I can't say I've heard a Historical Romance start out that way before, but it had me quickly intrigued on where the story would go. Nicolas decides to dissuade his bride to be but winds up going along with it once he meets her. Theirs will be a marriage of convenience once all things are worked out. You see, Alice wants to go to India, she's been working on translating part of a book and wants to submit it. She cannot do so unless she's a married woman so she's game for their charade. Nicolas on the other hand wants to remain where he is and have enough money to take care of his ill father. It's a win win situation, but they didn't count on feelings growing during their marriage of convenience.

Blame It on the Duke was a bit bittersweet to read since it's the last book in the series, yet it was such a great read. I'll just hold out hope that the series is extended in the future. The characters were refreshing and I enjoyed seeing what would happen next. I really enjoyed Alice's character, she is so unique. Nicolas was a good match for her, even though I wanted to shake them both on occasion and tell them to just admit their feelings. Another thing I enjoyed as a reader is that these books can be read as a standalone. While each leading lady has made an appearance in a previous book, you can get away with reading these out of order or choosing one that you think you'll like best. If you're a fan of Historical Romance with a healthy dose of humor mixed in you'll adore this series as much as I did. I highly recommend it.

22 comments:

  1. it's nice to see that after 3 books, it's still good. It's always nuce to have a good HR

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    1. I'm loving her books, can't wait to see what she'll come up with next :)

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  2. This book really sounds unique and different from some other historical romances. This series is definitely going on my wishlist now. Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. Oh yes, one of my favorite series! :D

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  3. Oh wow. I think I'll be adding a new book in my Historical Romance TBR ;) Great review Melissa!

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    1. Yessss this series is so good. I cannot recommend it enough <3

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  4. Trilogies are easier for us avid readers but I feel you, from a fan perspective we always want more!

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  5. This sounds like a great historical romance. I only read one book of this genre in the past and it ended up being one of my favorites. The Bronze Horseman. I want to read another one and this sounds like something I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing, Melissa. I'l check it out. Awesome review! :)

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    1. I'll need to check out The Bronze Horseman :) Hope you enjoy if you read it!

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  6. I've heard good things about this series! I tried the first book but couldn't get into it - I think it was my mood at the time. I might try it again, since I have a print copy that isn't running away. :D Wonderful review, Lily! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Hmmm yeah I'd say try it again, I loved book one but was looking for a touch of humor to my read :)

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  7. I have not read a historical romance for quite some time. This sounds like good series to get back into the historical romance world.

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    1. It really is a great series! I think you'd enjoy it :)

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  8. This one seems to be all over the place lately.

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  9. I just love these types of titles, haha!

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  10. Oh I am so very excited to pick this one up. I just got book two, so I will be reading it soon. I really love this authors writing style. Its been missing from historical romance for a few years now, and its so refreshing.

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    1. I enjoyed book two, but I think book three was my favorite of the series!!

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