Review: The Duke’s Mistress

Review: The Duke’s MistressThe Duke's Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1) by Carole Mortimer
Series: Regency Unlaced #1
Published by Smashwords Edition on November 4th 2015
Genres: Historical

Sexy and Exciting Novella to Kick Off New Series

“Thea desired a lover.”

FINAL DECISION: Short, sexy and also containing a suspense story, there is a lot in this short novella, but the characters are well-drawn and make this one worth reading.

THE STORY: Lady Dorothea Fitzroy, a young widow, is bored with her staid life living with her brother. She wants to find a lover and fulfill the sexual desires that her marriage left unfulfilled. Julian Remington, Duke of Blackmoor, walks into Thea’s life and while she desires him, she believes that she has nothing to attract such a man. Brought together by the marriage of Julian’s daughter and Thea’s nephew, the two begin a sexual dance that is threatened by a secret from Julian’s past. Someone wants to make sure that Julian pays for what happened in the past and will use anyone–including Thea to get revenge.

OPINION: This is one sexy little treat between Julian and Thea. The two are clearly meant for one another and the only thing keeping them apart is the danger from Julian’s past. I liked how their relationship developed and how there was a lot packed into this short book. While the identity of the threat is quickly known, there is still drama. I also liked that Thea is a woman who is ready to take control of her own life and own pleasures. These are likeable characters and I can’t wait to read more in the series.

WORTH MENTIONING: This book introduces the series and other characters from future book make small appearances, but this novella focuses on the main characters rather than trying to introduce everyone in the series.

CONNECTED BOOKS: THE DUKE’S MISTRESS is the first book in the Regency Unlaced series.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4.25 stars.



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