When a Duchess Says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2)
by Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Forever (April 2, 2019)
Genre: Romance – Historical Romance – Historical
ISBN-10: 1538728982 – ISBN-13: 978-1538728987
Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he’s vowed he’ll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to a lady fallen on hard times. Matilda is whip-smart, she can read Duncan’s horrible penmanship, and when she wears his reading glasses, all Duncan can think about is naughty Latin poetry.
Matilda cannot entrust her secrets to Duncan without embroiling him in the problems that sent her fleeing from London, but neither can she ignore a man whose honorable, a brilliant chess player, and maddeningly kissable. She needs to stay one step ahead of the enemies pursuing her, though she longs to fall into Duncan’s arms. Duncan swears he has traded in his shining armor for a country gentleman’s muddy boots, but to win the fair maid, he’ll have to ride into battle one more time.
About the author: (from Goodreads.com) Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life, she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels. It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.
While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing…. romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. (“Mom, why doesn’t anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?”)
Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in “the call” started out: “I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing–and if that doesn’t narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought.” (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)
Review of When a Duchess Says I Do
When a Duchess Says I Do is the highly anticipated second book in the Rogues to Riches book series written by Grace Burrowes. A captivating historical romance novel that pulls you in from the beginning taking you to another time and place. Burrowes writes a complex and endearing story with an interesting and relatable group of characters. They are well-developed and realistic making them easy to fall in love with. When a Duchess Says I Do tells the story of an honorable man in a dishonest world. Duncan has no patience with Mildred but they share a slow-burning attraction that only grows with each glance they share. Duncan has yet to discover the mystery of why Mildred is running and she has no intention of telling him. Will Duncan risk everything for the woman he loves? You will have to read When a Duchess Says I Do to find out! I highly recommend When a Duchess Says I Do for anyone who loves a drama-filled mysterious romance that is sure to leave you wanting more. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**