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Ahhhh, a Milan at her enthralling and witty best. The Duke of Lansing has a problem, Miss Fong by name ....but she’s not really the problem Jeremy etc etc etc is just a little unknowing ...read it and see what he learns 😁I promise you’ll love it , or at least I did and I’m sure you will too.
Some of Milan's early books are among my most re-read so it's disappointing that her recent work has been stinker, after stinker. The main characters in this novel are dull as dishwater and the story plods. It's really quite something when the author's notes are more interesting than the HEA itself. Don't waste your cash - revisit the Brothers Sinister Series instead.
I struggled through 5 chapters, and if it hadn’t been written by CM I wouldn’t have made it past chapter 2. The part I did read was very repetitive, how he’s not being honest about his identity, how she likes lists, and more references to sauce than in Mr Sauces encyclopaedia of Sauces. Neither H nor h were likeable - maybe they improve as the story progresses but I couldn’t face anymore of this one. I’ve loved so many of CM’s books - many of hers are my absolute favourites but this just felt like it was written by someone else.
A lovely read that had me smirking and giggling every few pages. Just perfect to escape into this year. And so chocca full of food it had to be written during Lockdown!
Chloe & Jeremy might be misfits in a misfit village, but their quirks compliment each other so well. He's impulsive, she plans the spontaneity out of everything with her lists. The things that should be his greatest assets - title and fortune - he sees as the reasons most likely to stop everyone liking him.
Nothing in this book is quite like you expect it to be, from the romance to the obstacles to the culture, and it's all the more satisfying for it, coming from the world of historical romance which is too often formulaic.
This is not your run of the mill Duke book. It's delightfully light and frothy, except when it isn't. I very much enjoyed the fact that Duke-loves-villager didn't end in the traditional manner, with all differences of station being ignored by the author.
Ms Milan spins a fantastic, humorous, and original tale. I found myself smiling throughout the first 3 chapters. the story is told with that deft and light tough Ms Milan usually displays, but this is particularly fine example. I LOVE how Jeremy is not your "typical duke"-type. how he is using humor to "lead" and how his defining character trait is simply not (sorry , I am not getting more specific, because I do not want to spoiler anything) what "dukes" usually are "served to us" but it permeates every action so very consistently. The story and the characters are lovingly crafted and I do recommend you make yourselves a nice pot of tea, snuggle up on a sofa with your kindle or book and just for once in this blasted Year relax and enjoy
I haven't read much from Courtney Milan but this definitely won't be my last book from her! I loved the characters & the entire premise of this one. Like other reviewers said, I loved that this one didn't have the classic 3rd act where the characters have to break up for no reason before getting back together- I liked that in this book it was about how they were going to make it work once they already got together. Loved!