Wednesday 10 July 2019

Book Review: Nobody's Duke by Scarlett Scott

Last Updated: 16 September 2021

Nobody's Duke by Scarlett Scott book cover

A widow with secrets

When the dangerous men who killed her husband in a political assassination threaten Ara, Duchess of Burghly, the Crown assigns her a bodyguard. But the man charged with protecting her is no stranger.

He's Clayton Ludlow, the bastard son of a duke and the first man she ever loved. Eight years after he took her innocence and ruthlessly abandoned her, he's back in her drawing-room and her life.

This time, she's older, wiser, and stronger. She will resist him at any cost and make him pay for the past.

A spy with a broken heart

She's the only woman Clay ever loved and the one he hates above all others. When Ara brutally betrayed and deceived him, leaving him with a scarred face and a bitter heart, he devoted himself to earning his reputation as one of the Crown's most feared agents.

He wants nothing more than to finish his assignment so that he can remove all traces of her from his life forever. But walking away from her for good won't be as easy as he thinks.

As secrets are revealed and danger threatens Ara, Clay discovers that the truth is far more complicated than deceit. Once she's back in his arms where she belongs, he'll wage the biggest fight of all to keep her there.

I find most romance novels easy to read - light-hearted, cosy, enjoyable books to curl up with after a long day. I like a romance novel to have a happy ending - the couple gets together and lives happily ever after. Bliss.

Nobody's Duke provided just that - a much-welcomed way to escape reality for a while and disappear into the world of a historical regency romance.

The main couple of the story is Ara and Clay - a pair of star-crossed lovers who must overcome all odds to achieve their destiny of a lifetime spent together. Right from the very start, it's clear that the pair is meant to be together and before long, you will find yourself rooting for them and hoping they manage to achieve their biggest goal.

Although there are few surprises or twists in the story, this is still a fun, enjoyable read which concludes with that all-important happy ending. If you are looking for a romantic read to help you while away a few hours immersed in someone else's love story, this is the book for you.

Nobody's Duke is the first book in the League of Dukes series and I am intrigued to discover how the story develops in the wider world that Scarlett Scott has built.

Rating: 3 stars

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  1. This isn't my kind of book anymore. I used to read them all the time but I like crime books at the moment.
    I have to say, I absolutely LOVE your header! :o)

    1. I dip in and out of most genres so I totally get that! And thank you so much, the lovely lady who made it for me is super talented x