THE GUARDIAN DUKE
The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.
Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.
When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.
The Princess Bride of Regency Romance. Enchanting. Delightful. Amusing. Infuriating!!!!!!!! If you check out the Amazon reviews you'll see they range all the way from 1 to 5!!!!! The lower ratings are because of the ending...or lack thereof. It practically stops mid-sentence. I usually steer clear of that kind of series, at least until all the books are released but this one is so much fun and such a good read I recommend that everyone rush out right now so that you can commence nail-biting with me until July when The Forgiven Duke releases. You know what they say about misery loving company. :-)
So what makes this book so appealing? The Duke, of course -- and his story has a shocking twist right from the very first chapter which I'd love to expound upon but I won't because I'd be giving away a major spoiler. In fact this is one of the great strengths of The Guardian Duke -- it's full of surprises! But that makes it hard to review. LOL. But so much fun to read.
Alexandria is a memorable heroine. Her greatest appeal is the way she bungles through the plot with the assistance of many and varied champions. She enchants everyone, including her readers. But she's full of surprises too -- and her grit and determination along with a devious mind really put the poor Duke through his paces.
Then there's the the almost magical quality to their attraction. It's as if they are fore-ordained for each other though circumstances continue to keep them apart. It's their letters along with that mystical pull that builds the romance into something tangible and exciting.
So, I forgive Jamie Carie for ending their adventures so abruptly -- or delaying them for a few months. And I guarantee when I pick up the second in the series in July I won't have forgotten a single character or plot twist -- The Guardian Duke is that good!
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