Donna’s Review: The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

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Donna’s Review: The Duke by Kerrigan ByrneSource: Paperback Review Copy, Provided by Author

Format: Audiobook
The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne


Date Read: February 7th 2017

Genre: Historical, Romance
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He is noble, notorious, and takes no prisoners...

They say that now His Grace, Collin Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth has only one hand, he might finally be a mere mortal, but no one seems willing to test the theory. Rich as Midas, big as a Viking, beautiful as Adonis, and lethal as a feral wolf, he is the English Empire’s golden son. But now he’s lost everything. Most of his family died in a terrible accident, his protégé and closest friend betrayed him on the battlefield, and his left hand was cut off while he was a prisoner of war. The only thing that’s kept him going until now is the memory of a night spent in the arms of a mysterious raven-haired woman almost a year ago…

Imogen Pritchard is a nurse by day, but a fallen woman—and a spy—by night. Seduced on the job years ago by a Duke who mourned for the loss of his family, Imogen has never shaken the memory of the man’s despair—or the fathomless depths of pleasure he brought to her. But as the threat of betrayals, blackmail, and secrets abound, Imogen and Collin are thrown back together in a dizzying swirl of dangerous games and earthshattering desire. But can their love overcome the everything that threatens to tear them apart?

More Information:
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Series: Victorian Rebels #4


Source (ARC provided by Author)

I could not put this book down! The characters, the plots, the (to the best of my memory) accurate historical facts make this a keeper. The writing is wonderful and you feel the characters’ emotions. It’s a wild ride to the HEA.
 
Imogen Pritchard works as a nurse by day and as a waitress at a bar/brothel to pay off her father’s gambling debts to the bar’s owner. She is supporting her mother and younger sister. One night a group of soldiers come in to celebrate. She catches the eye of one soldier, the new Duke of Trenwyth, who has just buried his family and is leaving on his last assignment. He offers enough money for her to pay a good portion of her debt and she agrees as she is attracted to him.
 
A very ill Cole returns from being captured and tortured. Imogen is assigned to be his nurse. His goal, as soon as he is well enough, is to find Ginny, the woman from the bar. He believes if he can find her he’ll be okay. He does not recognize Imogen as she wore a wig when she worked at the bar.
 
Their lives go in different and interesting directions, which I will not tell, until he settles in his London home and realizes the nurse lives next door and is now a countess. The rest of this wonderful book must be read without any spoilers from me.
 
I highly recommend this book, but understand that some readers do not like their books to be realistic. This is not a light fluffy Lady gets Lord read, but one that shows how the lower/middle class survived during this time.

Recommended

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