More Than a Duke by Christi Caldwell | Book Reviews
Author Christi Caldwell has done it again … you will be on the edge of your seat so get ready for a wild ride.
About the Book
Title: More Than a Duke (The Heart of a Duke #2)
Author: Christi Caldwell
Release Date: January 2, 2015
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Polite Society doesn’t take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn’t just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother’s love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman— a man nothing like her philandering father.
Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke’s heart, she decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she’d ever wed…however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction so she might ensnare the illustrious Duke of Crawford.
Harry, the Earl of Stanhope is a jaded, cynical rogue who lives for his own pleasures. Having been thrown over by the only woman he ever loved so she could wed a duke, he’s not at all surprised when Lady Anne approaches him with her scheme to capture another duke’s affection. He’s come to appreciate that all women are in fact greedy, title-grasping, self-indulgent creatures. And with Anne’s history of grating on his every last nerve, she is the last woman he’d ever agree to school in the art of seduction. Only his friendship with the lady’s sister compels him to help.
What begins as a pretend courtship, born of lessons on seduction, becomes something more, leaving Anne to decide if she can give her heart to a reckless rogue, and Harry must decide if he’s willing to again trust in a lady’s love.
I received this advanced copy of “More Than a Duke” for an honest review.
Author Christi Caldwell has done it again with this second installment in the Heart of a Duke Series. I jumped into this novel speculating; I didn’t always find myself fond of Lady Anne. But, of course, with an unforgettable story and her unique way with words, Christi Caldwell blew me away.
I will not go into detail of the situations, but I shall say this: you will be on the edge of your seat so get ready for a wild ride.
This book had it all: romance, passion, drama, mystery, intelligence; you never knew what would happen next. I was charmed at this and it honestly made me not want to set this read down.
Why you say? Well, of course, I’d never tell. But, I will tell you all that I enjoyed watching Lady Anne come into womanhood; taking a stand for who and what she wanted.
There is no series like this one. Author Christi Caldwell has stolen my heart with this Heart of a Duke Series. I am extensively happy awaiting the next installment.
Can we say, impatient? But, aren’t we all impatient with the things we enjoy? Always wanting another dose; its my addiction. The characters in the entire Heart of a Duke Series have made me have late nights with tears and smiles; I am completely in love.
You know it is a good book when you can’t get enough! Harry and Lady Anne are stunning together. They rouse feelings you do not know are even there. For me, they brought out all those warm fuzzies. I was so sad when it had to end.
I am very honored to know this author, Christi Caldwell. Also, so ecstatic that I have had the opportunity to take a walk inside the world of the dukes and their ladies.
So know this: I would give this novel 10 stars if I could. But I shall give it 5 because that is the limit I’ve set. But, in my heart, these stories are always more valuable and so worthy of multiple five star reviews.
Never fear, I will make sure I post the buy links below. Go get this book now! What are you waiting for? Go on!
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About the Author
USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught’s “Whitney, My Love!” for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather enjoys torturing them before crafting them a well deserved happily ever after!
Christi makes her home in southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing her own enchanting historical romances, chasing around her feisty six-year-old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!