Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Duke's Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley (The Dukes of War #7)

The Duke's Accidental Wife
by Erica Ridley

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: The Dukes of War - Book 7
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
ISBN: 9781939713438 (Paperback)
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 250 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She's convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy...

The Duke of Ravenwood isn't cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn't know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other's company long enough to turn a compromise into love?

 The Duke's Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley
(The Dukes of War #7) 

The Duke's Accidental Wife (The Dukes of War, #7)He was the one who stayed home to take care of things as his friends went off to war. He even offered for the hand of his killed-in-action friend, but to call him outwardly warm and fuzzy would have never described the Duke of Ravenwood. The man was as cold and proper as a shaved ice swan, handsome, but unapproachable. She was a socialite, a wealthy young woman who didn’t need a husband, she has her causes and passions and is a huge success in her own right. Who knew the eccentric Katherine Ross would find herself in an innocent, yet compromising situation that would have tongues wagging among London’s elite?

Forced into a marriage for appearances sake, these two spend months avoiding each other, being prickly and assuming the worst of their mate. Who knew the whirling dervish of a woman would bring the secret romantic to his knees, lost in love? Imagine Katherine’s shock when she discovers the size of the heart this man so cleverly hides or that deep inside he sense of duty and honor are something to cherish?

The Duke’s Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley is the long awaited tale of love for our favorite Duke and is definitely worth the wait! Some characters just grab your interest, fascinate you and give you hours of entertainment, chuckles, sighs and even anger or frustration, and the Duke, the Duchess and her completely adorable great-aunt are ALL my favorites in this tale! Feel the frustration they feel, cringe at the total lack of communication and swoon when two people with more love to give than they know finally realize how wonderful life can be, even trapped in the era of stuffiness and facades!

I received this ARC edition from Intrepid Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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