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Duke’s Forbidden Love returns to full price, $2.99 on Feb 13th. A beautiful widow. A daring younger man. A society-threatening age gap. Keep it a secret or risk the wrath of the ton? Will there be any happily ever after for them?
Mrs. Anna Vanessa Maddy is a beautiful widow, now in her early 40s, although she’s always told that she looks much younger.
Duke Bryan Michael Watson has never minded a challenge, especially when society would not approve of the match.
The duke knows that if he hurts the pretty widow, regardless of her age, the members of his peerage—and all generations surrounding—will never forgive him. She’s a beautiful lady on the inside and out, and well loved by all those who know her. However, he’s immediately attracted to her, despite an age gap of more than twenty years.
Anna is lonely, despite the attempts of her teenage son and father to distract her from the sadness caused by her husband’s untimely death a few years earlier. At a grand ball, she meets a handsome young man who draws her into his aura, creating a magnetism that neither of them can deny.
Her father does not approve of the match, mostly due to the age difference, and they couple fears that society will never accept them for this reason. Without her father’s blessing, Anna cannot wed her handsome love, regardless of how she feels, and even if it means ignoring the fact that she already loves him more than she ever loved her husband.
Will Anna be forced to marry the much older Duke Doughtery, her father’s friend, instead of the love of her life?
Can Lord Bryan convince her father that his age is truly not a factor, and that his business savvy and maturity should be considered first—along with his love for Anna and her son?
While I was intrigued by the blurb and the plot, I found this book to be historically inaccurate.
I am no expert, but things that the characters do and places they go were just not a “thing” in the regency era!
It hurt to read it. I so wanted this to be good to! I’ve net read a Regency that uses this particular trope and was very
interested to see how the story panned out! I was glad it was short, and sweet. But I feel the author did not do her research.
I’m sorry to write a review such as this, but I believe constructive criticism is still the best way to get better.
The rest of the story was good, the father who does not approve, the older Duke etc., Was well thought out.
A little more research could have made this a 5 star book!
Instead, we have a 2.5 to 3 at best.
Jessie Bennett has always loved the romance of the Regency period. She wants to use her ideas, knowledge and interest in the era to create stories and characters that resonate with her readers. She aspires to be the next Jane Austen, combining grace, love, and simplicity in her work..
She lives in Norfolk County, England. When she’s not writing, she likes to take long walks in the countryside with her husband and beloved dog.