Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Publisher: Signet
Date published: October 2010
ISBN: 978-0451232366
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Penny
Obtained via Publisher

Charlotte Duchess of Rutherford is scandalous, purposely so. She has been trying to find a way for the husband that has ignored her for years to finally agree to a divorce. Oh, she loved him once upon a time. The problem was she was the only one in the marriage that was in love.

Duke Philip has no intention of giving his wife a divorce for much to his own surprise he has found himself in love with the woman that he married years ago for revenge. Only now he has to convince her that his feelings are real; a hard feat as he once deceived her and now she doesn’t trust him any farther than she could throw him!

Ha, ha, ha! I giggled at poor Philip getting his just desserts for what he put Charlotte through, his deception, making her fall in love with him then his indifference to her once they were wed. However, soon I did start hoping for his success. I just wanted him to have to work for it…to a point. There does come a point where it is just too much and we get right up to that line in SEDUCING THE DUCHESS. In this time period, men ruled the roost and leading men in historical romances are supposed to be more assertive and “take control” than Philip was in most cases.

My heart went out to Charlotte. Whose wouldn’t! Who could blame her for her distrust which turned to loathing feelings for her husband after the way she was treated? I enjoyed her antics and also her frustration at that vexing man she is married to. These characters are well-rounded, three dimensional and entertaining.

I love the plot and the antics of Charlotte. That is what kept me turning the pages. SEDUCING THE DUCHESS is a worthwhile read and a good way to spend a few hours on a cold Saturday afternoon.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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