Review: Never Say Duke

Never Say Duke

Erica Ridley

12 Dukes of Christmas #4

Publisher: WebMotion
Publication date: 5-Jan-2019
Date Started: 4-Feb-2019
Date Finished: 8-Feb-2019
Format: eARC
Pages: 180
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Source: NetGalley


Yes, Virginia, there is a Viscount…

Miss Virginia Underwood cannot resist rescuing a stray. Her latest find turns out to be a surly, reclusive war hero trying to recover from his wounds in peace. He doesn’t want her help—and Virginia definitely doesn’t want to fall in love. Not when a future with him would mean returning to the same haut ton who laughed her out of Town during her very first Season.

Theodore O’Hanlon, Viscount Ormondton, sequestered himself far from London to heal in anonymity. For now, he can be himself. As soon as he returns, he’s meant to wed the woman his father selected years before. But when Miss Underwood turns his carefully mapped life upside-down, Theo must decide which battles are truly worth fighting for.”



The fourth book of this series reveals that it is who we are that matters, not how we appear. This story begins with a Vicount arriving in Christmas anonymously so he can heal his war wounds. Virginia stumbles upon this man when retrieving her cat that had wandered in his window. Noticing his condition, Virginia declares herself his nurse and returns daily to tend to him. They fall in love.

Virginia is a socially awkward, lyrical, unusual character who does not like crowds or loud noises. Viscount Ormondton is an injured soldier with a familial duty to bear when he is healed.

While I am glad Virginia finally got her story, I am done with Christmas novels now. Overall, this was a quick, easy read that historical romances readers may enjoy.

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.”


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

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