The Byronic Book Club #1
Published: June 28, 2022
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: 375 Pages
My Rating: 3 stars
“I can think of the perfect way to keep you occupied and your mind diverted,” she murmured. “Come to my room. If you’re not too tired…”
Lust flashed in his gaze, and then, he caught her face between his hands and kissed her. “For you, my beautiful Artemis, I’d stay up all night.”
Artemis Jones―”respectable” finishing-school teacher by day and Gothic romance writer by night―has never lost sight of her real dream: to open her own academic ladies’ college. When Artemis is unexpectedly called upon by a dear friend, a fellow Byronic Book Club member, to navigate her first London Season, she comes at once. Who knows, perhaps she can court the interest of a wealthy patron for her school. As long as she can avoid her high-handed aunt’s schemes to marry her off.
Dominic Winters, the widowed Duke of Dartmoor, needs a wife―someone who will provide him with an heir and help him to manage his spitfire adolescent daughter. The problem is, Society has dubbed him “The Dastardly Duke.” Rumors are rife that he murdered his mad wife, so his choices for a suitable bride are limited. But then, he meets the ravishing and passionate Artemis Jones, who might just be everything he needs.
I have a weakness for widowed heroes, especially those with children so this book appealed to me however I was disappointed. The plot was predictable and the characters were not memorable. The best I can say is it was decent.
This book is the first in the series. While it was an okay read, I don’t intend to continue the series.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.