The Duchess War
Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they... show more
Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don’t get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.
But that is precisely what she gets.
Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he’s up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he’s determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match…
Publish date: 2012-12-08
Publisher: Courtney Milan
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
I'm still not sure Romance is my genre, but I am sure I love Milan's work. This is a wonderful novel with great characters. And as I read the third one first, there's some setup work for it in here that I really appreciated and enjoyed.
***eBook available for free on Smashwords*** WTF?! Don’t get me wrong, I was well written, I love Ms Milan’s style and voice. The problem was everything else, really. It was too long. Definitely too long with obstacle upon obstacle thrown into the MCs path—less is more, and this book had one conflic...
Such a good book I skipped doing the dishes all day and only stopped reading long enough to pay attention to the kids' needs. At the end, when I closed my NOOK, there was much happy book noise coming from me. This morning after breakfast I started the next book, wanting to continue the Milan high. ...
SPOILERS!!!1/5 - I thought this was really quite fantastic! I loved Minnie's anxiety disorder (I have one too, although mine manifests itself differently and in more specific situations which don't effect my life quite as detrimentally as it does hers) and her intelligence and her witty set downs of...
I first came across Courtney Milan’s name when reading about the Ellora’s Cave/Dear Author case. Her legal analysis on the case were pretty much on the ball and entertaining to read (something that’s difficult to do when it comes to talking about law stuff). So, I decided that, hey, if she can mak...