Review: Wish Upon a Duke

Wish Upon a Duke

Erica Ridley

12 Dukes of Christmas #3

Publisher: WebMotion
Publication date: 20-Nov-2018
Date Started: 1-Feb-2019
Date Finished: 4-Feb-2019
Format: eARC
Pages: 159
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ASIN: B07GQJDSSW
Source: NetGalley
Rating:

Synopsis

Love, Actually…

Rumor has it, charming adventurer Christopher Pringle is finally ready to settle down. He’s searching for a free-spirited bride to join him on his travels. But when the matchmaker he hires turns out to be the woman he had a public spat with the day before, nothing goes as planned!

Miss Gloria Godwin loves exploring the world… from the safety of a book. She detests her dashing client’s attempts to force her from her comfort zone. It should be easy to marry off the handsome heir to a dukedom. But the more she tries to match him to other women, the harder it gets to say goodbye…”

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Review

The next book in the 12 Dukes of Christmas, which I poorly timed to read after Christmas, revealed to readers that they should not trust in first impressions. The story begins with a bad encounter between Christopher and Gloria, but when Gloria is challenged by her friend Penelope (the heroine from 12 Dukes of Christmas #2) to be Christopher’s matchmaker love ultimately follows.

Gloria Godwin is a girl who is perfectly content to keep her current circumstances due to traumatic events that caused her to lose her father and betrothed, and she has never gotten past it. Christopher is the opposite, he prefers to be jumping from one adventure to the next. When we meet him in this novel he is finally ready to marry, but not to stop his adventuring.

Overall this was a quick, easy read. While I did not particularly love this book, other fans of historical romance may adore it. I am just growing tired of the village of Christmas.

About the Author

“Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In her new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romances.

Fan-favorite Dukes of War features charming peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.”

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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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