A READER'S OPINION
THE PERFECT DUKE by Dawn Ireland is a different kind of story from historical romance I'm used to reading. I like that the author used irony in the title because the duke is far from perfect. In this book we meet Garret Weston and Cara McClure who have have an interesting relationship. There story is a lot like a fairy tale in many ways, which I liked. She doesn't believe herself the "perfect" bride for a duke, but Garret sets out to prove her wrong. The characters couldn't always seem to make up their minds about their actions and sometimes it made them difficult to like, but overall I thought they were both good people who deserved their happy-ever-after just like in the fairy tales Cara always loved. There is some nice tension and mystery that I didn't expect, and overall this was an enjoyable romantic tale.
Star Rating: 3 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 3 1/2 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Known as The Marble Duke amongst the Ton, Garret Weston, the Duke of Kendal, sets himself apart from his peers. Nothing will hinder his guilt-driven attempt to become a perfect duke. Nothing, that is, save the alluring and imaginative betrothed he’d thought dead. His intended believes—of all things—that she is a Vicar’s daughter. The “perfect” duke needs a “perfect” duchess, but how is he to discern her suitability? Employing her as a governess to his niece seems like an ideal solution. But whose “suitability” is being tested? His betrothed refuses to see he is beyond redemption. And most grievous of all, she stirs his blood, making him forget what’s important. Cara believes fairy tales really can come true, until she meets the unrelenting and arrogant Duke of Kendal. He looks like a Prince, but acts like a Beast. Why must he challenge her at every turn? Her greatest peril is her attraction to the vulnerable, seductive man behind the title. A match between them would be impossible. But can she show him, without losing her heart, that “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder?
Print Length: 328 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: March 11, 2013
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