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Loving The Lost Duke: A Regency romantic mystery (Dangerous Deceptions Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication date : January 1, 2017
- File size : 756 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 269 pages
- ASIN : B01N639A8Q
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #148,305 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is both a romance and a mystery story. Beyond the Heyer references, there is little to distinguish the romance, a rather staid and standard offering. He has been hurt and doesn't believe in love. So has she. They are very attracted to each other and become engaged, but agree that they will only ever be friends, although they instantly feel mutual affection and concern for each other. But when love staggers onto the stage, each feels the need to call off the engagement rather than "hurt" the other by offering love. I've never really understood that trope. It seems like an artificial device dreamed up by HR authors.
The mystery, on the other hand, is quite good. The H inherited his fortune and title at the age of 7. He was placed in the care of his uncle and aunt and raised with their son, a lad a few years older than the young duke.
As he grew up, the H was subject to puzzling illnesses and nearly fatal accidents. When he reached his majority, he fled England to travel the world--and his health concerns ended.
At the start of the story, the H has returned home to resolve the questions of his childhood problems--and find someone to marry.
There are enough red herrings tossed about to fill an aquarium. The reader is pushed in many different directions. Sorting it all out is fun and the best part of the book.
Top reviews from other countries
The heroine is beautiful and intelligent and the hero gorgeous.I don't intend to spoil it for you by telling any of the story except to say it has a very satisfying and unexpected twist to the end.
Whether the Regency Period is your gendre or not you will enjoy this book and you will not be cross with any Period mistakes unlike many of the newer 'writers' who have started to write stories in this genre.
This author knows the Georgian and Regency Period better than anyone.Looking forward to the next one in series.