Review: Forever and a Duke by Grace Burrowes (2019)

Rogues to Riches, Book 3

Review of Rogues to Riches, Book 2

Heat Factor: This is not a steamy book, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delightful

Character Chemistry: It’s sweet, not spicy

Plot: A duke needs help untangling his finances as quickly and discreetly as possible and calls upon Eleanora Hatfield, current accountress (I made that up) with a dark past, to clean things up. Things get real cute. 

Overall: It’s not going to be for everyone, but it’s a genuinely good read.

I know it sometimes seems like you’re either into romance for the steamy sex or youre into it for the chaste true love, but I don’t think that’s really the truth. I think sometimes you might have a sexy itch and sometimes you might have a sentimental itch, and it’s simply a matter of finding the right book to scratch it with. Hmm?

This one is right up my alley. Strong female lead. Silly, sweet, sentimental man. A little suspense. And just the right amount of tasteful smut. Most importantly, the mystery of what was going on with the Duke’s accounts was engaging. I had no idea there were so many ways to cook the books, and I could see exactly how it might happen. I also loved that the urgency was so believable – the Duke’s sisters were being courted and he knew he’d need to share his financials soon. He also had business interests that would be damaged by a hint of impropriety. And Eleanor wouldn’t be able to say no because she was so clearly a rule-follower and would HAVE to figure out what was going wrong with the accounts! 

I think some of the side-characters were a little silly, but necessary to the plot. I could also tell that this was a series book and it was harder to connect with having not read book 1 and 2. None of these things impeded my enjoyment, however.

One thing I have to gush about? Grace Burrowes has the most incredible word choice and crafts sentences that should be put in fancy gold frames. I have never read a more dignified or proper sex scene in my life. It might be off-putting to some, but it really took me by surprise in a good way because for someone who reads a lot of romance (and can rarely remember who wrote which Duke book), Grace Burrowes’ voice was quite memorable and unique.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We disclose this in accordance with 16 CFR §255.

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Looking for more books like this one?

This sounds like my cup of tea! How about more books by Grace Burrowes?

Historical romance or bust!

Dukes, please

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