New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes introduces us to the unconventional Wentworth family in this charming Regency romance with a Cinderella twist.A funny thing happened on the way to the gallows...One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slu...
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My One and Only Duke Reviews
My One and Only Duke was such a lovely read! It kept me in suspense for quite a while in in the beginning and I very much enjoyed that! I was completely drawn into the story wondering what was going to take place next. The main character, Quinn, might have recently been imprisoned but he had been a prisoner of his past for far longer. No matter how successful he became he was always running from both himself and the past that he and his family had escaped from. Despite having a life of comfort t ...more
When former gutter rat now successful banker Quinn faces the gallows for a crime he did not commit, he does one last good deed by marrying a mistress in need before he hangs.
Who would have thought that he is saved last minute (actually shortly after last minute) because it becomes known that he is the heir of a dukedom. And now he is a married duke, and Quinn and Jane have to deal with a marriage they did not plan to live out.
This was a sweet but not overly so romance with interesting characte ...more
3.5 stars. An interesting premise, although the story did drag a little in parts. I liked that this is a new series, although it took me a little while to start getting to know the cast of new characters. I also liked that it's a little different - the whole 'rogues to riches' idea has quite a bit of interest and merit. I will read on in the series when the next one comes out.
I've been off reading Burrowes for the past year or two, because I was feeling that all of her characters end up feeling the same (self-contained, dryly witty, kind, and never emotionally overwrought), despite the very different plots in which they are placed. But when I saw this one on NetGalley, I decided to give her another try.
Burrowes proves a remarkably consistent, as well as a speedy, writer; book 76 (!) here has all of the same strengths as her previous historicals: detailed but never ...more
I don't typically read romances where the heroine is already pregnant, because generally, this makes for a very sticky situation for whoever the hero is. However, Grace Burrowes did a great job of writing a romance that captured my attention from start to finish with its witty dialogue between the two main characters and her honest portrayal of life between the classes during that time period! It was really interesting to read about the Newgate Prison and how prisoners were treated, as well as h ...more
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If the eyes were windows to the soul, Mr. Wentworth's soul was a bleak, silent moor under a gray December sky.
First in a new series and an introduction to the Wentworth family, My One and Only Duke, stars the oldest Wentworth, Quinn, and a minister's daughter Jane. This was a slow burn story from both accounts, the romance and mystery. The beginning ...more
I just finished reading My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes and really enjoyed it. The story follows Quinn Wentworth who has come up in the world from the doing odd jobs, to footman, to banker. Unfortunately at the start of the story we find Quinn in Newgate awaiting his sentence of being hung carried out. It is in Newgate where he meets Jane who is in a precarious situation. Quinn offers to marry Jane in order to to protect her with his name even after his death. It doesn't seem like there i ...more
This is the first book of a new series from Grace Burrowes and it really starts out quite dramatically. I mean this is a historical romance wherein the hero is destined to be hanged in Newgate for killing a man. With that kind of an introduction a reader is hardpressed to put the book down! Pretty soon the heroine of the story meets our doomed hero and they strike up an odd but comforting friendship in just a short amount of time. I love how the relationship between Jane and Quinn started and de ...more