I received a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I am a huge fan of Jess Michaels, she is my goto author when I’m looking for a historical romance with a lot of steam. The Silent Duke is a perfect example of Ms Michaels ability to craft steamy provocative love scenes and an intriguing plot.
The Silent Duke is the fourth instalment in The 1797 Club series. Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow was born mute. His early life was full of torment and abuse at the hands of his father and younger brothers. At the age of twelve, his uncle and aunt step in and take over his care showing him the love he never had. The scars of Ewan’s early life run deep and he continues to feel he is undeserving of love. He refused his childhood crush offer of love and watched as she married another man.
Recently widowed Charlotte, Countess of Portsmouth, is determined to try once more to convince her first love to accept her. A planned trip to spend Christmas with their families at Ewan’s estate reunites the old friends.Charlotte is given a chance to put her plan into action when a storm keeps the others from arriving on time.
Will the return of Ewan’s estranged family scupper Charlotte’s hopes of a happy ever after?