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18 February 2021

Book Review: The Duke's Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher *AD Gifted

I was provided with a free copy of The Duke's Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher ahead of the blog tour.

I have to admit that I haven't read either of the other two Regency Belles of Bath books, although I have heard excellent things about them and they were high on my TBR. And after reading The Duke's Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher they've been pushed even higher. This was an exquisate Regency romance.

The Duke's Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher cover Mills & Boon historical

From shopkeeper...

To duke's wife.

When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she’s stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial!

Quinton Roxbury seems cold and inscrutable, but Beatrix gradually realises his rough exterior hides a heavy burden.

As their connection deepens, dare she trust him with her own scandalous past and risk the marriage she never knew she wanted?

Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Word Review: Trust, family, belonging, duty, redemption. 

Missing Bridgerton? Pick this up. Pick it up now and revel in it because it is stunning. From the characters to the settings, I loved it all.

Beatrix is so strong willed and independent, and I absolutely loved her for it. She is a little but too critical about herself, but it was endearing, especially when she started to come out of her shell.

Quinton is pretty noble and honourable in bearing and personality, he tries so hard to shy away from scandal. I loved how determined he was to right the wrongs of the past., and I loved how respectful he was toward Beatrix, and indeed almost everyone he met.

I loved the instant spark that neither of them would admit to, and the slow burn of the relationship between Beatrix and Quinton. Seeing Beatrix's heart and mind battle it out meant that I was never quite sure what way she would go, even though this is a romance so I knew there would be a HEA. To be honest, either way I would have been happy for Beatrix, but the ending was so satisfying.

All I wanted to do while I was reading this book was drink tea and eat biscuits. Which was actually pretty perfect if I'm honest.

They were already on my TBR because of the good things I'd heard, but now I'm more desperate than ever to read the other Regency Belles of Bath books. If you like your heroines fierce and headstrong and independent then look no further.

She'd felt safe. Unexpectedly, unfathomably and utterly safe.

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  1. Another great review. This sounds like a very on brand book for you.

  2. Great review!

    Lois |

  3. Great review! Sounds like a really interesting book, will definitely have to pick it up x

  4. I do love a book that makes me want to eat biscuits and drink tea! That's how I felt while watching Downtown Abbey.


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