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review 2018-04-01 16:58
Give me all the Bowen books
Duke of My Heart (A Season for Scandal) - Kelly Bowen

For whatever weird reason, I’m extremely uncomfortable with historical romance featuring a female MC who has been already ruined, been a figure of scandal, and is somehow supposed to still get a happily-ever-after with a member of the aristocracy. It’s a really massive obstacle to overcome in HR, and I’ve read a number of them that were basically, “we love each other and we don’t really want to be in London, so society be damned.” Which, sure, but still left me vaguely unsatisfied because I want my female MCs to triumph at the end.


Here’s the great thing about Ivory in Duke of My Heart, yes she’s an opera singer, yes she married a duke and was never properly received, but Bowen makes this her backstory, and the reason why she gets to invisibly glide through society now, handling scandals for other people. Everything about the premise worked for me. Ivory is talented, smart as hell, and totally running her life on her own terms. And she continues to do so, handling cut-throats and aristocrats with equal aplomb.


Maximus was a good male love interest. He ticked all the boxes for me, but the real fun was watching Ivory manage him. Seriously, I cannot rave enough about her. Duke of My Heart is smart, sexy, witty and a one-sitting read.


If you haven’t checked out Kelly Bowen’s work and you love historical romance, then you need to start reading her.

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review 2017-06-16 10:49
Book Review For: 'Beguiled by a Baron' by Christi Caldwell
Beguiled by a Baron (The Heart of a Duke) - Christi Caldwell
Beguiled by a Baron (The Heart of a Duke Book 14)Beguiled by a Baron by Christi Caldwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

'Beguiled by a Baron' by Christi Caldwell is book 14 in "The Heart of a Duke" series. This is the story of Bridget Hamilton and Vail Basingstoke, Baron Chilton. This can be a standalone book if you choice to do so.
Bridget has been set aside by her family because of her partial deafness and has lived with just a close family servants. Bridget has only ever been useful to her brother when he needed something from her. Since her parents death that has left her brother taking charge of her life. Which has never been a good thing....this man is evil, in debt and cares for no one. So when he comes forward to ask her to steal a valuable book from Vail she of course refuses. But he then threatens her 'son' and with throwing her into a mental health center. So she agrees to do what he wishes.
Vail has learned that people cannot be trusted and can hurt you allot but he still tries to care for the bastard kids his father has left.
When his household hires a new house maid name Bridget he is quickly drawn to her and her mind. But how will he react when he finds out she isn't what she appears to be?
This was another great, heartfelt book by Ms. Caldwell. Ms. Caldwell books just wrap you into a story and you just can't put the book down.
Loved it!
*A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection*

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review 2016-12-07 00:13
Love it!!
One Winter with a Baron (The Heart of a Duke Book 12) - Christi Caldwell

One Winter with a Baron by Christi Caldwell is an amazing historical romance.  This is a fairly short read, perfect for those with limited time for reading.  It's also a clean read and appropriate for teens and adults.  Ms Caldwell has once again delivered a well written book with fantastic, lovable characters.  Sybil and Nolan's story is filled with enough drama and humor to keep the pages turning.  I enjoyed reading One Winter with a Baron and look forward to my next book by Christi Caldwell.  One Winter with a Baron is book 12 of The Heart Of A Duke Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2016-11-06 22:19
Heroine kicks butt
Duke of My Heart - Kelly Bowen

3.4 stars

The hero bumbles around a lot and doesn't get an opportunity to shine while the heroine was strong and awesome. Overall, the historical feel was missing for me, not sure if due to how the heroine was living her life or what but I missed it. The hero just wasn't a strong presence for me and the mystery part of the story felt a little vague and over with earlier on. The author's writing is incredibly strong and I enjoy it but I almost feel like she would be a better fit in contemporaries.

Embarrassingly, I spent a good portion of the latter half of the story fantasizing about Beatrice and King having their own book. Or maybe Captain Black and Beatrice, I think either of those two would be an amazing match for her.
Either way, gimme King's book!

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text 2016-11-06 04:22
Duke of My Heart - Kelly Bowen

"....I was not the sort of woman a man married. Certainly not a man like Knightley. But he didn’t care. He—we simply defied them all, because we could.”

“Did you love him?”


"And he loved you?”


"Was it worth it?”

"Yes.” Another silence fell. Ivory finally broke it. “That’s all you’re going to ask?”

“What else matters?” Max reached for the brandy bottle and plucked it from her unfeeling fingers.

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