Time Period: The story begins in London in August 1818
Main Characters: Lady Alexandria Featherstone, Gabriel Ravenwood (The Duke of St. Easton)
About the Book:
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 Got has planned for them both.
This was what drew me in to read the book. I loved the books trailer though this isn’t the typical book I read.
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: I give it an 8.
My Review: The only reason I give this book an 8 is because it’s a bit slow to get into. There is a lot of details given over the first chapters about the time period, the setting and the characters that made it hard to really get into. I did, however, love these details as the story went on. You could envision the rocky shore and waves slapping on the shore, and the castle in which Alexandria lived in. You could relate to her and her undying faith that her parents were alive and you could feel Gabriel’s frustration and helplessness with his sudden hearing loss. You can feel the tension between them in their letters and upon meeting. This book did a GREAT job at pulling you in and I found myself wrapped up in it after the slow start. This was the first book by Jamie Carie that I had read and I look forward to the rest of the story in The Forgiven Duke (book two) which doesn’t release until July.
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