The Forgotten Duke (Diamonds in the Rough #5) by Sophie Barnes

The Forgotten Duke (Diamonds in the Rough, #5)

Published: January 28th 2020 

Publisher: self published 

Length: 388 pages

My Rating: 4 stars 

Blurb:

He never imagined he’d be the man he was born to be, or that one woman’s faith in him would change his life forever…

When Carlton Guthrie, the Scoundrel of St. Giles, encounters a runaway bride, he offers to help her. Not out of kindness, but because she’s the Earl of Hedgewick’s daughter. Using Regina to exact his revenge on her father seems like the perfect plan. Until Carlton starts to fall for the innocent beauty.

Seeking refuge with a notorious crime lord, was never part of Regina’s plan. But in her blind attempt to escape the fate her parents have planned for her, options are limited. What she doesn’t expect, is to pull aside Carlton’s facade, and to find a tormented man who makes her feel safe and cherished – a man she can easily love, if he’ll let her.

My Review:

This book was well-plotted and flowed well. I found the characters intriguing. I love a bad boy, and our Hero is definitely a bad boy. This book stands apart from other historicals in that it is set primarily in the worst parts of London, while still featuring aristocracy as the main characters.

This is an excellent read for anyone looking for a change from ballrooms, rakes, and society. I’m looking forward to reading the books I’ve missed in the series.

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

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads. 

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