Review: Christian Seaton: Duke of Danger

Christian Seaton: Duke of Danger
Christian Seaton: Duke of Danger by Carole Mortimer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Book in the Dangerous Dukes series

FINAL DECISION: Almost a really good book, I really enjoyed the interaction between Christian and Lisette. Unfortunately, the romance aspect sputters out and what could have been a sexy amazing book was just an average one.

THE STORY: Christian Seaton, the Duke of Sutherland, is in France investigating French agents who are working in England against the British crown. He comes to a tavern to investigate its owner and encounters, Lisette Dupree, a frenchwoman who apparently is the daughter of one of the conspirators. Christian knows that he needs to take Lisette back with him to England to have her questioned. His course is complicated by the fact that he is deeply attracted to the young frenchwoman and begins to believe that she is really an innocent bystander.

OPINION: I wanted to like this book so much. Christian and Lisette are a great couple from the start. I especially liked Lisette who is gentle and yet has the intelligence and natural leadership ability that make her a good candidate for a duchess. I thought that their story began on a promising note. Lies and secrets and danger seemed a great combination. The book went very well until the two are back in England. Then the sexy story fades away, there is a brief resolution of the ongoing story and then a tame banal ending. Their sexual encounter is interrupted on their journey to London and that is a great metaphor for this book. Their relationship ends up feeling unfulfilled and incomplete.

I found this a shame because this series began with such a sexy story that I hate to see this book end on such a note. For men supposedly known for their exploits with women, Christian’s relationship with Lisette ends up very tame.

WORTH MENTIONING: Mortimer gives readers an update on the other Dukes and their Duchesses.

CONNECTED BOOKS: CHRISTIAN SEATON: DUKE OF DANGER is book number 6 in the Dangerous Dukes series. It can be read as a standalone. It is the final book in the series and wraps up the ongoing story.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars.

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