A Duke for Miss Townsbridge ( Townsbridge 4) by Sophie Barnes

Published: 20 October 2020

Publisher: Independently Published

Length: 118 pages

My Rating: 3 stars

Blurb: She threatens to conquer his heart…

When Matthew Donovan, Duke of Brunswick, proposes to Sarah Townsbridge, she’s shocked. After all, she’s never met him before. One thing is clear though—he obviously needs help. So after turning him down, she decides to get to know him better, and finds out she’s right. But fixing a broken man is not the same as adopting a puppy. Least of all when the man in question has no desire to be saved.

Matthew has his mind set on Sarah. Kind and energetic, she’ll make an excellent mother. Best of all, her reclusiveness is sure to make her accept the sort of marriage he has in mind—one where they live apart. The only problem is, to convince her, they must spend time together. And the more they do, the more he risks falling prey to the one emotion he knows he must avoid at all cost: love.

My Review:

While part of a series this can be read as a standalone. I actually read the series out of order and had no issues with it. Like many novellas this story felt rushed. There was plenty of plot that could have been fleshed out such as the Duke coming to terms with his grief that would have made for a more satisfying story. Grief is not something that is easily overcome and it was all dealt with much to quickly in my opinion.

This was a book that had so many opportunities to really shine but in the end was rushed and unsatisfying. That being said it was a quick entertaining read that I would recommend.

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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