Graham: The Broken Duke: An Illustrated Romance by Jess Michaels, Jenn LeBlanc (Photographer)

I previously reviewed this book in August 2017. I received an arc of a special edition illustrated edition for review. I have added my previous review of the story to this with a more detailed review.

This is the story of Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield and Lady Adelaide. In the two months since Graham was jilted and lost his best friend in the process, he has been sulking. His fellow dukes have decided that he has languished long enough and convince him to go out with them to the theatre. Grudgingly he agrees and is immediately drawn to the actress Lydia Ford.
Lady Adelaide has long been a wallflower, seeking to escape an unhappy home life she took to the stage. As Lydia Ford, Adelaide can be the person she always wanted to be. Graham has no idea why he’s so attracted to both women, each a polar opposite of the other.
With Adelaide facing danger from two separate sources, can Graham overcome the deception?

I loved this book. Ms Michaels writes compelling characters with the perfect blend of romance and erotica. She is my goto author when I’m looking for a new historical erotica read.  Adelaide is a strong, forthright heroine who isn’t afraid of going after what she wants and Graham is a devilishly sexy damaged hero that every reader wishes were their book boyfriend.

As for the illustrations/ photographs, personally, I did not find they added to my experience of the book. While I do enjoy the sight of a scandalously dressed handsome model, I didn’t feel the book was enhanced by it.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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