"Delightful Regency romance.. this is one I will reread again and again. 5 Stars. TOP PICK"-- Night Owl Reviews
In an arranged marriage, Duke's son Lord Sebastian Gresham and wealthy heiress Lady Georgina Stane are in the unusual position of being in love.Read more...
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"Delightful Regency romance.. this is one I will reread again and again. 5 Stars. TOP PICK"--Night Owl Reviews
In an arranged marriage, Duke's son Lord Sebastian Gresham and wealthy heiress Lady Georgina Stane are in the unusual position of being in love. But Will the secrets that brought them together tear them apart?
Proud. Cunning. Battle-hardened. Lord Sebastian Gresham is the epitome of military might and excellence. He's wealthy. The son of a Duke. There's just one problem: he can't read. It's those damned words. He doesn't see them in the same way everyone else does. It's a secret he'll never tell, certainly not to his new bride-to-be.
Brilliant. Witty. Beautiful. Lady Georgina Stane has always known she'd make the perfect bride, that is, if her eccentric family didn't scare off every potential suitor from London to Bath. After carefully orchestrating a London season with her parents out of the picture, she secured an engagement to an impeccable gentleman. And when Lord Sebastian arrives at her family's estate to meet her parents, she's not about to let their antics ruin her perfect marriage.But what happens when these two learn that some secrets aren't so easy to keep?
The Duke's Sons Series:
Heir to the Duke (Book 1)
What the Duke Doesn't Know (Book 2)
Lord Sebastian's Secret (Book 3)
Nothing Like a Duke (Book 4, coming May 2017)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Ashfords third Dukes Sons Regency (after What the Duke Doesnt Know) introduces more delightful characters who feel appropriate to the period while dealing with challenges that resonate with the modern reader. She seasons the story with plenty of teasing brotherly warmth and good-natured hijinks in the name of love. Soldier and self-proclaimed dullard Lord Sebastian Gresham travels to the country home of his clever betrothed, Georgina Stane, and is welcomed by her distracted mothers roving pack of pugs, an elegant guest from India brought in to indulge her fathers current obsession with reincarnation, and two younger sisters intent on pushing Georgina and Sebastians wedding date up in the hopes of a quicker escape to their sisters future London household. Sebastian navigates the challenges of the Stane family with ease but fears humiliation if Georgina and her family discover that he cannot read. Ashfords vivid characters and lively plots that drop surprise adventures in the midst of courting give the series a spirit of fun. The underlying message, that quirks and struggles should be no impediment to familial or romantic love, is conveyed with warmth and tenderness. (Jan.)