Book Review of The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles, Bk 2)

The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles, Bk 2)
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Helpful Score: 1

{This is not a clean book! If you're under 17 please do not read this book, series or this review!}

**THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW; I'm not holding back my thoughts or opinions!

About this book:

"Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon - the path of least resistance - Alexandria Featherstone sets off toward Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. A glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton - the path less traveled by - on Dublin's shore still haunts her.
Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: "Faith for Duty," the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone motto Valens et Volens: "Willing and Able," beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.
The powerful yet wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward's name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life or the death of him. Only time and God's plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love."

Series: Book #2 in the "Forgotten Castles" series. {Book #3 was awful (not clean) either, book #1 was decent but will lead into sexual content in this book.}

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; H's are capital; A Scripture is quoted three times; A couple Scriptures are mentioned; A Hymn is sung and written out; Alexandria has a Faith; Gabriel questions God & wonders where He is (many times); John doesn't believe in God; A Scripture is quoted in the Dear Reader.
*Note: a "Gad", a "h*llish" , a "hounds of h*ll", and a "h*llhole"; saying "Thank God" flippantly; Mentions that S*tan made his home in Iceland after rebelling against God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a hush', a shut up', two blasted' and two stupid's and three forms of wretch'; Pistols, fighting, swords and knives (semi-detailed); Blood (highest being detailed); Lying; John creates a drink when he's drunk and has Alexandria drink it--See Sexual Content.

Sexual Content- GRAPHIC CONTENT- a whore', a harlot', Almost kisses (semi-detailed); Not-detailed kisses, 8 Semi-detailed kisses and two detailed kisses; Touches (semi-detailed); John every much wants to make Alexandria his and says so; John sleeps in the same bed as Alexandra, she sneaks out before he wakes up because she knows John will try to take liberties--she sets him straight "we aren't married yet and we're not going to act like we are." "You can't blame a fiancé for trying."; And then a few chapter later he's drunk, gives her something like a date rape drug and focus himself on her, waking up neither of them know if anything happened but the topic of her possibly being pregnant along with that she's damaged goods, doesn't know if she's a virgin or not, the monthly time and what to expect on a wedding night. (It's revealed much later that she is not pregnant.) Love, falling in love & the emotions. (lots!)

-Alexandria Featherstone
-Gabriel Ravenwood
P.O.V. switches between them.
Set in 1818-1819
320 pages

Pre Teens- Less Than One Star
New Teens- Less Than One Star
Early High School Teens- Less Than One Star
Older High School Teens- Less Than One Star
My personal Rating- Less Than One Star

I truly would like to rip this book to shreds in this review, but I'll be somewhat nice. All I'm going to say is: The Mystery and plot really took a backseat to the romance side of things. :(
So, moral of this review: Stay away from this series, it leads to sexual details which you DON'T need in your head.

*BFCG does NOT recommend this book. Just don't even bother with it.

*{{'Books for Christian Girls' reviews all genres of Christian books, writing down all the Spiritual, Negative & Sexual content and does ratings for girls ages 9-19.
Keep in mind, when reading a BFCG review, ignore the things that don't bother you, but take notice of the things that do.}}