Monday, June 25, 2018

Review 'The Duke Can Go To The Devil' by Erin Knightley
In the new novel from the bestselling author of The Earl I Adore, May Bradford isn’t afraid to play devil’s advocate when it comes to a duke.…

After her mother’s death, May’s sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can’t wait for her father’s return so she can leave this country, its suffocating rules, and one infuriatingly proper nobleman in particular behind.

Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer’s whole life revolves around his duties. He never steps foot outside the bounds of proper behavior, and he expects the same of those around him. With her devil-may-care ways, May vexes him nearly as much as she tempts him, but there’s something about her that he just can’t resist. He knows he’s falling hard for her, but with lives that are worlds apart, will they ever be able to find any common ground?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
September 3rd, 2015
Prelude To a Kiss #3
Historical Romance
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

I love reading Historical Romance novels. I have moments when all I want to is read that genre of books. Historical Romance just has this magic to it, and I love being swept away to a time long ago when people wore these beautiful clothes and a lot of men were chivalrous. Reading Historical Romance is definitely the perfect way to relax if you ask me. So when I found ‘The Duke Can Go to the Devil’ waiting for me to read, I just couldn’t resist and started reading as soon as possible. ‘The Duke Can Go to the Devil’ is the third book in the Prelude to a Kiss series, and can be read as a standalone.

In ‘The Duke Can Go to the Devil’ we meet May Bradford. May isn’t like your average young woman. May has grown up sailing the seas with her parents and visiting lots of different countries. Growing up traveling also means a lot of the ‘normal’ British etiquette is lost on her. So when May’s mother dies and her father leaves her with her aunt in Bath, May is definitely the odd one out. And May isn’t afraid to speak her mind. So when May meets the seemingly arrogant Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer she isn’t afraid to tell him what she thinks of him. But what they both didn’t expect is the attraction that is immediate between them.

I loved May’s character. She was definitely unlike most woman you find in Historical Romance novels. May was honest, direct, funny and had some very different routines than most people in Bath. And I loved reading about her. May’s character definitely made me laugh a lot. And the chemistry between May and William was just perfect. You could almost feel it coming through the pages and because they were so different and both really stubborn they made for some very funny scenes.

I definitely loved reading ‘The Duke Can Go to the Devil’. I read this book in one setting, and it was just the perfect read to get me out of my reading slump. Although you definitely expect a certain ending to this kind of book, I loved the way I was still surprised by certain things.

And that cover from the Piatkus version of ‘The Duke Can Go to the Devil’ is definitely something I liked too. I love the black red combination and the way you instantly see which kind of genre this book is.

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About the Author:

Though she is now a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Erin Knightley's path to becoming a novelist was far from linear. Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing, her mind happily in the Regency period as she types away on her very modern laptop. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina.

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I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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