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Dukes of War #2
Erica Ridley
Historical (Regency Period) Romance
Intrepid Reads
December 1, 2014
Sept 13 - 15 2015
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War, #3), The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War, #4)
Oliver York Earl of Carlisle, Miss Grace Halton
Regency London

Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series! Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress—and fast!—he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is! Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.

I would like to start this review by thanking NetGalley for allowing me to read this fantastic book.

I have given this book 5 five star rating because the writing style was great and I will read the book again as well as recommend it to others or buy it as a gift. It was also a good book for the continuation of this companion series (The Dukes of War).

Plot/Story line: This was a lovely easy to read romance book. The book follows the stories of Grace Halton, a young American girl who comes to the UK to find her husband so she can use her grandparents dowry to return home to her sick mother, and Oliver York who’s returned from the War to find the estate finances in arrears and himself the Earl of Carlise as his father’s died. She needs a rich husband while he needs a rich heiress but still they can’t stop thinking about each other from the day they meet.

Character (s): There was a lot to the two main characters Grace and Oliver but equally as much to the other characters. Both characters were strong, kind,gentle natured loving people whos love story was captivating.

Summary: I enjoyed this book as much as I did the “The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation” and as much as I’m sure I will the rest of the series. Erica’s writing was fabulous as was her world building. The way she described the expectations in the regency period as well as the places and clothing was really evocative and made me as the reader feel like I was experiencing. Especially her descriptions of the clothes as it made me feel like I was actually touching the materials.