DISCOURAGING THE DUKE by Alexa Aston - A Reader's Opinion


A Reader's Opinion

One of the best romantic and emotional stories of two endearing and beautiful souls! Alexa Aston has outdone herself with DISCOURAGING THE DUKE, the first book in her new Dukes Done Wrong series.

One of the reasons that I read every book she writes is because of the way she knows how to catch the heart of her readers.

Miles and Emery's story made me sigh, smile, and shed tears as they become friends then fall in love forever. I can't wait to read the other stories! Beware, this new series will be totally addictive! What a great start to a new series.

The Dukes Done Wrong series tells the journeys of five young boys who were wrongly accused, banished from their family homes, and sent to the Turner Academy, a school for troublemakers. An instant bond unites Miles, William, Donovan, Wyatt, and Aaron, and they become family. Discouraging the Duke is Miles's tale of adventure and romance. Sent away from his family home at the age of 10, he returns home 14 years later to run the Wildwood estate as the new duke of Winslow. Emery was employed at Wildwood ten years ago as a steward and housekeeper, along with her mother and father, to run the estate while she helped the old duke, Miles’s father. So, when the new duke shows up, she wonders what will happen to her and her parents. But, no need to worry, for she will catch Miles's heart!

Family secrets are discovered and a truth is revealed as the story unfolds. Love is finally in the air for the duke of Winslow and his sweet duchess.


Discouraging the Duke

Welcome to the new world from Alexa Aston—Dukes Done Wrong.

Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime.

A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman’s daughter running an estate because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable . . .

Miles Notley returns home as the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. With his brother’s death, Miles finds himself in unfamiliar waters. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke. Until he meets an intriguing young woman.

Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate’s steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father’s mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father’s deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won’t remain long since the Season is in full swing and he will need to claim a bride and provide an heir.

But Miles isn’t going anywhere. He becomes captivated not only by Emery’s charm and confidence but admires her skills in making Wildwood a profitable estate. Miles decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—and he is up for the challenge, ready to convince the blunt beauty in the battle of wills that they can both come up winners—if she will only say yes.

Will Emery, who thinks she has found her place in the world and urges Miles to now find his, discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow’s side?




Historical Romance | Pub: July 16, 2021 | Dragonblade Publishing

Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley

Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure | Content/Steam Rating:* 4 Hearts

*4 Hearts—We're getting hot in here! These characters know how to have a good time. Lucky for us, they don't go into too much detail.

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