Title: A duke, the lady, and a baby (Rogues and remarkable women #1).
Author: Vanessa Riley.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Page count: 320.
Release day: June 30th 2020.
Genre: Adult, romance.
Rating: 2 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
When headstrong West Indian heiress Patience Jordan questioned her English husband’s mysterious suicide, she lost everything: her newborn son, Lionel, her fortune—and her freedom. Falsely imprisoned, she risks her life to be near her child—until The Widow’s Grace gets her hired as her own son’s nanny. But working for his unsuspecting new guardian, Busick Strathmore, Duke of Repington, has perils of its own. Especially when Patience discovers his military strictness belies an ex-rake of unswerving honor—and unexpected passion…
A wounded military hero, Busick is determined to resolve his dead cousin’s dangerous financial dealings for Lionel’s sake. But his investigation is a minor skirmish compared to dealing with the forthright, courageous, and alluring Patience. Somehow, she’s breaking his rules, and sweeping past his defenses. Soon, between formidable enemies and obstacles, they form a fragile trust—but will it be enough to save the future they long to dare together?
Average: 4.57 (which means 2 stars!)
You know, for a romance book, this barely contained any romance.. I think they kiss twice throughout the whole book..
This book was really a miss for me.. The main characters felt very bland to me, and in a romance book I do want some interesting characters. Also the relation between them didn’t feel romantic at all. In the beginning I thought it was just a slow-burn romance, which I like. But to me it didn’t feel like romantic feeling were developed. Near the end off the book one of them says ‘No one knows me like you’, but to me it felt they didn’t knew each other at all?!
In the beginning the plot sounded interesting, with Patience trying to get her baby back. But it quickly lost my focus. The ‘bad’ guy in the book is very obvious, it almost made me doubt if you were supposed to know from the beginning who was the ‘bad’ guy?!
I kinda skimmed over the ending since I did not really care for either the plot or the characters!
I think I expected more of an historical romance like in Tessa Dare’s books!