For a romance novel, this was just what was expected. Lots of romance and just enough drama.
Not a very memorable novel.
Julie Ann Long was a new-to-me author, but now I've read two of her books and they were both wonderful. Fun story, adventure, wonderful chemistry between the leads.
Loved this book. Great Hero.
Connor Riordan the heir to the Duke of Dunbrooke wants a way out of the obligations of the title and the abuse of this father, and see his way out enlisting to fight at waterloo once there in the heat of the medical field and after the battle he used the identity of a fallen soldier as his way out, leving behind duty and dukendom , for Rebecca Tramaine , Connor is just his father's head groom and just that somebody who's always listened to her and in her view the only person who really know who she feel about practing pianoforte,
i really like the history but i think the "villian" and plot needed a little more work
just my two cents
standard Regency - girl longs to be more than a pretty face (a doctor in this case) Duke doesn't want to be Duke - facst-paced and fun
A bit slow at first but it got better
An original plot line and a wonderful debut for Ms. Long
Among the better romance writers!
Don't let the cover picture fool you. This was actually a pretty good read. A couple of strange anachronisms, while giving pause, are ignorable.
GREAT period novel. Dukes and Ladies, Kings and Queens.
This book was your typical romance. I really can't say much more than that. There was an overabundance of characters, but they were all well written so Long pulled it off. Personally, I think this book should have been MUCH longer. There were so many subplots that needed to be lengthened and explored more.
Rebecca runs away with her Irish groom so that she doesn't have to accept a marriage to a man she hates. But the trip, & the groom, are not what she thinks they are.
Julie Anne Long is a wonderful HR writer. Can't wait for her next book to be published.
This was a fun book to read.
No one could ever accuse Rebecca Tremaine of being a proper young lady. Shes wretched at embroidery, pitiful at the pianoforte, and entirely too informed about the human body, courtesy of her fathers Scientific Journals. And now shes been compromised by a dandy she despises! When her parents arrange a hasty marriage to save her honor, there is only one man she can turn to for help.
Nobody has any idea that Irish groom Connor Riordan is actually the fifth Duke of Dunbrooke, "killed" in action at Waterloo, and he wants it to stay that way. But a true gentleman can never turn away from a damsel in distress. Soon Connor and Rebecca dash away and into a world of adventure, where they are pursued by bumbling highwaymen, a scheming duchess, and Rebeccas fiancé.
Being by the side of the beautiful and desirable Rebecca jeopardizes Connors secret every dayand tests his willpower every night. For if ever there was a reason to bring the Duke of Dunbrooke back from the dead, it would be to make Ms. Tremaine his Duchess!
Enjoyable story and likeable characters. Good 'first book' from this author.
This one surprised me! I came by it accidently and was not expecting much, but the chemistry between the two is really good and there are surprises along the way! Most enjoyable.
Did not finish. But, in it's defense, it has some rave reviews (and some crummy reviews) on Amazon.
This was Julie Anne Long's first book. You can see her writing got better, with much better developed characters in her later books. This book also had a couple of historical bloopers. Still, it was a very charming and entertaining story, and fun to read. It made perfect light and angst-free reading on my vacation. If you're a fan of Long, you'll want to check it out. Just ignore the implausibility of the plot.