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Expected Release Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Books
Author’s Website: http://www.sabrinajeffries.com/
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, The Duke’s Men
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: None
Favorite Tropes: Pretend Marriage, Fearful of Falling Mad (Family History Of Madness), Enemies To Lovers
Lighthearted without being silly, and with a delightfully besotted hero who is determined never to marry, this one is a true gem.
Though I admit it bugged me a bit that I knew the cause of Max’s family’s “madness”, even though the medical technology of that era wouldn’t necessarily have allowed him to have been aware of it, I loved the tension caused by his determination to never marry and sire an heir.
Max and Lisette were a perfect foil for each other, even when neither could decide whether they even liked the other. The chemistry was delicious, and the mystery surrounding Max’s family kept the story moving without ever overwhelming the romance.
And I do love a hero who is worried that he’ll one day fall mad like the rest of his family.