Katherine is also a complex character that is very well developed. A wonderful story with beautifully crafted characters. For the first time in years, he feels something for another person — amusement, interest, lust and a slim sense of responsibility. Definitely moving on to book 3. These two had so many pre-conceived notions about each other, quiet frankly, they didn't like each other. Guess where Harry fal a Pygmalion story with a Rogue This isn't so bad as a 3, but not so good as a 4.
Katherine was very sensible and mature for her 19 years, but that made it hard for me to like her. This book can be a stand alone but as I have stated, if you have not read the entire series from the start, do yourself a favor. I was disappointed in Ms. At least I started to reread a book I once liked enough to give it 4 stars. And this time, she wasn't going to play the pretty little proper miss. The author should know that the reader gets it after reading it once and shouldn't be forced to read the characters thoughts over and over again.
While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. Nothing about this worked: not the plot, not the characters, not the writing. The Duke's friend was like a carrier pigeon just there to bring news and they This was a very illogical book. This book literally drove me crazy and couldn't wait to finish it. Between Katherine's mother and Jasper she is always made to feel second best so she come to believe it, expect it and except it. If there's anything this author does well, it is setting up storylines between characters that intrigue, whose stories are aching to be told.
It is a typical storyline with typical characters…but I cried! I am providing an honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind. On top of everything, it was also heart-warmingly hilarious at times. The story was hard on the emotions at times, but compelling. Jasper has become completely overwhelmed by his tragedy. Oh boy could he hold a grudge! Turns out it didn't take an army to knock down his carefully erected walls, but a mere slip of a girl who did not know the meaning of respect. However, her insecurity destroyed her sense. However, after a friend recommended it, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised that the story within does hold the kind of emotions I find myself looking for in regency romance novels.
Katherine, jaded and cynical after the death of her gambling and debt-ridden father, is being coerced by her mother to marry someone detestable in order to make sure her family is provided for. She assumes that he only wants to marry her to save her reputation. It was quite easy to become emotionally enmeshed with Katherine and Jasper. Jasper is hurt by his now dead, selfish and callous parents and the death of his wife. I liked the storyline of For the Love of the Duke, but I believe the kinks needed to be worked out of this one. Gosh, I fell in love with both Katherine and Jasper from page one. I can honestly say that Christi Caldwell has fast become one of my favorite authors.
Christi Caldwell has written a funny, romantic story with such likable characters. Of course, he was still grieving and battling guilt, but he treated Katherine quite badly and not very consistently. I can honestly say that Christi Caldwell has fast become one of my favorite authors. All opinions are fully my own. You know when the story begins to unfold that this is not a story that will have loose ends or holes in the plot. For one of them, it's boners.
We need more than that, it feels incomplete. I just wished it wouldn't have taken 95% of the book for Jasper to make amends. But, with the charmed pendant hanging around her neck, Anne is determined to marry a resp More than a Duke is the second book in The Heart of a Duke series which is fifteen books long. I liked the exploration of options for a young woman out for two seasons. She was not a strong heroine at all.
That said, I will still read the rest of this series, I think. This book does not even compare to the first book in this series. The story is romantic and amusing, and as a reader I was pulled into the book from the prologue, which is of a young Daisy, and her not fitting in. Considering I read this book a while back and couldn't even be bothered to write a review means I didn't quite enjoy it. And not in the manner of hatred turns to lust — they just plain dislike each other. He wasn't bad, better than I've remembered him in the past.
But no book has moved me, made me cry or made me laugh as much as this book. He marries her within a week and immediately whisks her away to his dreary, cold castle that has served as his self-imposed prison for years. The hero well, he was hurt 8 years ago and can never love again. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. I'm not sure why she had to have a special friend other than it being a trope.
All opinions are fully my own. I loved every minute of it. He lives with the pain of believing he killed his first wife after she died attempting to unsuccessfully give birth to a son. Katherine is not intimidated by Jasper and that creates a tiny spark of interest in him. G4U Christi on the new book and cheers to many more to come.