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Thursday, March 10, 2016

4/5 Review: Dukes are Forever by Anna Harrington




ALL'S FAIR IN LOVEBattlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than a little girl's fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy's estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way-that's Edward's plan. But he's in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . .

. . . AND WAR
Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who's invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward's cool fa├žade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There's so much she doesn't know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?

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Cinderella stories always end with “and they lived happily ever after.” Anna Harrington’s Dukes are Forever is just that, a Cinderella story like no other. This is the first historical romance that I have read that had a main female character not have an actual title. This story reminds me that we all will find true love, especially when we least expect it and who it is we all in love with. Edward and Kate’s story is not only romantic, but it shows a glimpse of how women back then had to fight for their independence. There is this question that is left unanswered when it comes to Kate and her future when it comes to her helping others. (Don’t want to give it away). Anna Harrington is a writer I want to begin following, I look forward to reading more into this series and see how certain characters progress.