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Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: The Scandalous Duke Takes a Bride by Tiffany Clare



In this dazzling Dangerous Rogues novel, a daring and dangerously handsome duke will do anything for the woman he loves—even if it sparks a scandal.

FRIENDS AND LOVERS

As a wealthy young widow, Lady Jessica Heyer must endure the closest of scrutiny and most wicked of rumors from society gossips. Their whispers would be utterly unbearable if it weren’t for her oldest friend, the Duke of Alsborough. Jessica knows she can always count on Hayden. What she never could have expected, however, is that he is deeply, madly in love with her…

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

For years, Hayden has kept his longing for his beautiful friend Jessica a secret. But now that she’s finally free to remarry, will she be willing to take their relationship to a more intimate level? He’ll get his answer soon—at a glittering masquerade, where identities are hidden, hearts are open, and true love is unmasked…in a single, shameless act of passion.




I absolutely lost my heart to the Duke of Alsborough. Hayden is a truly remarkable hero, and anyone who has ever been relegated to the friend zone will so easily connect with him. I’m sorry to say that I did not feel as strongly towards the leading lady. I so wanted to connect with her yet I truly did not. I found myself rather dispassionate about her entire situation and I wish that I’d been able to drum up some feeling for her because the setting, the situation and Hayden were perfect. I cannot pinpoint an actual flaw in the construction of Lady Jessica and I’m sure other readers will take a definite shine to her. I’m looking forward to reading another offering by this author if only to prove to myself that I am indeed a compassionate person.