Review: What I Did for a Duke

Review: What I Did for a DukeWhat I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green, #5) by Julie Anne Long
Series: Pennyroyal Green #5
Published by Avon on February 22, 2011
Genres: Historical
Pages: 371

WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE is the fifth book in the Pennyroyal Green series. It is the story of Genevieve Eversea who finds out that the man she loves intends to propose to her friend. She is set adrift by this information and that is when she meets Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge. The duke cultivates a relationship with Genevieve because he intends to seduce and abandon her in revenge for Genevieve’s brother having seduced the dude’s fiancee.

I loved this book. The book builds slowly as the duke begins the relationship seeking revenge and ends up in love. By the time the last chapter arrived, I was completely transfixed with the story and the relationship between Genevieve and Alex. The story is complex and Long does not take the easy way out by making the choices of the characters simple. Long has an amazing way of bringing characters together who at first seem so different but in the end are so clearly of the same “species” as Alex says.

I absolutely recommend this book. I would rate is a 4.5.


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