(Duke Dynasty #4)
Published: May 25th 2021
Length: 352 Pages
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Along with his stepsiblings, Sheridan Wolfe, Duke of Armitage, is determined to finally solve the mysteries behind the suspicious deaths of their mother’s three husbands. Tasked with investigating a possible suspect, Sheridan finds himself in dangerous proximity to her captivating daughter, Vanessa Pryde. But still haunted by a tragically lost love, the duke is resolved to resist the attraction—and avoid any “scheming” husband-hunters. Besides, lovely Miss Pryde seems utterly smitten with a roguish London playwright…
Vanessa thinks a little scheming may be in order—for it’s Sheridan she truly has her sights, and her heart, set on. Her theatrical flirtation is intended only to break through his business-like demeanor and guarded emotions. And as Sheridan’s jealousy becomes aroused, the two soon find themselves propelled into a scheme of an altogether different kind, involving a pretend engagement, a secret inquiry—and a perhaps not-so-secret leap into true love…
You cannot go wrong with a Sabrina Jeffries novel. She is one of the best historical romance writers and I devoured this novel in one sitting. I loved the Duke Dynasty series. I’m not sure if this is the last in the series as all the children are now married and the mystery has been solved but I hope not. I loved this family. The women in this series are all unique firecrackers. They are strong independent women and the men are intelligent witty and damn sexy.
This book has the two characters being forced to marry because they got caught in a moment of passion. What I loved most was that while there were issues about communication, the two characters addressed the issues right away and didn’t let it become a major drama. This is the adult way to have a marriage. I hate when the major stumbling block in a romance is when the two main characters refuse to sit and have an honest conversation and instead almost let it ruin the relationship.
Ms Jeffries writes the perfect blend of romance, drama and steamy sex that make a perfect romance. You can not count yourself a historical romance fan if you’ve never read a book by her. This series is an absolute must-read.
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.