I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm
The Lords of Worth #1
By Kelly Bowen
Author’s Website: http://www.kellybowen.net
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una
WHERE SECRETS SMOLDER . . .
Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion-her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele “disappeared.” Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent . . . for shattering Gisele’s carefully constructed facade and igniting her deepest desires.
. . . PASSION IGNITES
This isn’t the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue. How can he say no to a plot this dangerous . . . and a woman this delectable?
This is historical romance at its best. It is a page turner that keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.
Giselle, as we find out was the victim of horrific abuse from her husband. She manages to get out of the situation and decides to help women who are experiencing similar abuse. When she hears her abuser is planning to remarry she knows that she must stop the wedding at any cost. She figures that she will find a man who can integrate himself into society circles and possibly woo the girl away. What she does not figure on is falling in love with that man. Giselle is a woman who bears scars from her past and has incredible strength of character considering what she has been through. To fall in love and allow any man to get intimate with her will take a trust that she is not sure she can give.
Jamie Montcrief is wallowing in grief and guilt following the death of his brother during the war and the rejection of his younger brother the newly appointed duke. When Giselle finds him he is in a drunken state and awakes naked and facing a business proposition from her. With no upcoming future to look forward to he reluctantly accepts and is drawn into a world of danger and deceit. He finds himself drawn to Giselle and wanting to protect her at all costs. He marvels at Giselle’s strength of character and as he finds out what was done to her is consumed with anger and hatred for her abuser. How will he be able to face the man socially and not kill him? Jamie also knows that to have Giselle physically he will have to let her be in control and gain her trust.
A perfectly delectable light read and I look forward to other books by Kelly Bowen.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*