Monday, November 5, 2018

A Regency Rags to Riches: My One and Only Duke (Review)

New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes introduces us to the unconventional Wentworth family in this charming Regency romance with a Cinderella twist.

A funny thing happened on the way to the gallows...
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.

There was just one tiny problem...
Jane Winston, the widowed, pregnant daughter of a meddlesome prison preacher, crosses paths with Quinn in jail. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers Jane marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.

They were wrong.

He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
My One and Only Duke
Rogues to Riches #1
Grace Burrowes
Pub Date: 11/6/18
Rating: 5/5
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The first of the Rogues to Riches novels is a romance to behold. In My One and Only Duke, Grace Burrowes pairs two of the most unlikeliest people to marry and right the wrongs suffered by an innocent man.

Quinn Wentworth made his fortune as a banker, but as fate would have it, he ends up in Newgate waiting to be executed for a crime he did not commit. Then fate makes another move in the form of Jane Winston. The widowed, soon-to-be mother agrees to marry Quinn so that she will be properly taken care of when the baby arrives. By chance, on the day of Quinn's execution he is notified that he is the rightful heir to the Walden dukedom.

Need I say more? The premise of the story is intriguing on its own. But the unfolding of the story as Quinn and Jane, polar opposites, learn to make their unexpectedly real marriage work is absolutely brilliant. There's humor in this story that doesn't make the characters look or sound like simpletons. The interaction between the characters is what drew me in the most. Jane is pulled into Quinn's family of misfits and helps them navigate the rules of society. I loved the dash of mystery as Quinn tries to determine who was so keen to frame him.

My One and Only Duke is everything you could ever want in historical romance! I could easily see myself reading this one two or three times before the next novel, When a Duchess Says I Do, is released. Grace Burrowes's new series is perfect for fans who love Paula Quinn or Jana MacGregor!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

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