Book Review of Jilting The Duke – Five Stars
a soldier, richer than sin and twice as handsome. Now he is also guardian to
his deceased best friend’s young son. The choice makes perfect sense—except
that the child’s mother is the lovely Sophia Gardiner, to whom Aidan was
engaged before he went off to war. When the news reached him that she had
married another, his ship had not yet even left the dock.
her. But she cannot allow him to stay her enemy. She’s prepared for coldness,
even vengeance—but not for the return of the heedless lust she and Aidan
tumbled into ten years ago. She knows the risks of succumbing to this dangerous
desire. Still, with Aidan so near, it’s impossible not to dream about a second
I really enjoyed reading Jilting the Duke by Rachael Miles. This is the debut book by the author. What I loved most was that it was a historical romance and it was good. As the blurb states Aidan and Sophia were engaged before he went to war. Sophia ended up marrying Aidan’s best friend Tom and moving to Italy. They had a child, Ian and were raising him until Tom died. Tom had known he was sick and had bought a house for Sophia back in London for Sophia and Ian to return after he passed away.
Tom left the guardianship of Ian to Aidan. Well that would mean he would have to see Sophia and of course Ian. Aidan was also checking to find out how Tom had died. And he also found out that Sophia was in danger and needed his protection. Sophia wasn’t really sure. She is a smart woman.
I don’t really like to write to much about the story, I just felt that the story had some great twist and turns. There is romance, adventure, secrets and many other wonderful and interesting parts of this book to keep this story going on. I love the talk about the flowers and I can imagine how pretty it must have been back then with the gardens. Meeting the characters was really great, and can’t wait to see what is next in store for this series. I did receive this book from Tasty Book Tours and Netgalley for an honest review.
romance, especially one with a bit of suspense and preferably a ghost. She is
also a professor of book history and nineteenth-century literature whose
students frequently find themselves reading the novels of Ann Radcliffe and other
gothic tales. Rachael lives in her home state of Texas with her indulgent
husband, three rescued dogs, and an ancient cat.
I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl