Release date - 28th November 2017
Book length - 388 pages
Publisher - Avon Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
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I want to thank Avon Books for providing me with a copy of this book for review through Edelweiss.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces.
Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom.
For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family’s ecstatic. And Olympia? She’s climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing.
So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?
A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR by Loretta Chase is a delightfully naughty historical romance with quick-witted characters who have plenty to say for themselves and a love story that is sure to make you smile. What would you do if you met the perfect person for you at the wrong time?
Ripley said he would take care of whatever was needed at the wedding of his best friend but he didn't foresee that that would mean chasing a runaway bride down the street and trying to find a way to salvage this mess before it leads to scandal. Scandal for himself holds no fear but he would hate to see anything destroy the opportunities for Lady Olympia Hightower, his friend's betrothed. But the longer he spends with her the more he yearns for what he should not want. She is clever, attractive, and has no idea the effect she has on him. But he cannot follow his heart without hurting his friend ... or can he?
I have to admit that I did find the first part of this story a little slow to get going but as soon as it hit the second stage of the book I could not put it down. Olympia is such a great character who has no idea how fascinating and appealing she really is and I love how she comes into her own as the tale progresses and she becomes bolder. Ripley is known for his reputation but as we delve deeper into his character we see kindness, strength, and determination and I completely fell for him!
A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR by Loretta Chase is a wonderful story about love, friendship, and coming into your own, and I highly recommend it!
Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.
After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part-time teaching post. She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter. It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him. Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987. Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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