Saturday, November 5, 2016
BOOK REVIEW- JILTING THE DUKE
Broken Promise, Broken Heart
Aidan Somerville, Duke of Forster, is a rake, a spy, and a soldier, richer than sin and twice as handsome. Now he is also guardian to his deceased best friend’s young son. The choice makes perfect sense—except that the child’s mother is the lovely Sophia Gardiner, to whom Aidan was engaged before he went off to war. When the news reached him that she had married another, his ship had not yet even left the dock.
Sophia does not expect Aidan to understand or forgive her. But she cannot allow him to stay her enemy. She’s prepared for coldness, even vengeance—but not for the return of the heedless lust she and Aidan tumbled into ten years ago. She knows the risks of succumbing to this dangerous desire. Still, with Aidan so near, it’s impossible not to dream about a second chance…AMAZON 3.5 STARS
I liked it but at times it seemed to be a bit long. I know it was only 384 pages long but a few spots it dragged and I wanted it to move along. There was a fair amount of things happening and I cared about both of the main characters but because of the angst, misunderstandings, anger and regrets it started to lose its spark for me. Sophia's late husband Tom, tried to manage Sophia's life beyond the grave. And while it was meant to help her, it was supposedly for her own good. I began to resent it right along with Sophia. Yes, he made sure that secrets would come out that needed to but it was kind of highhanded and the timing often wasn't the best for her. There were also good secondary people as well. Still, it just didn't totally gel for me. So, I guess I would call it a Mixed Bag.