Book Review-The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Posted September 28, 2017 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Book Review-The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Book Review-The Duke by Katharine AsheThe Duke by Katharine Ashe
Also in this series: The Rogue, The Pirate and I
Series: Devil's Duke #3
Published by Avon on September 26th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Avon
ISBN: 0062641727
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Katharine Ashe continues her lush and sensual Devil’s Duke series with a sweeping story of unbreakable love

Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.

Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.

But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…

I would like to say that I loved this book and that I adored this story….but its sad to say that I will be marking this as a DNF. I actually haven’t done that in a long while actually so I always hate having to do it, but I have found that as a reader, blogger, book reviewer its a necessary evil and one that I don’t enjoy especially when I have so much admiration for the author. She has always worked for me in the past, which is why this DNF is so painful for me. Because I did give it till about 57% before I called it quits and normally I try to quite earlier if I am not into the story or the book just isn’t working for me. I don’t think that it was the writing at all, because at the beginning I was into it actually. I was very intrigued by the prologue. But the story actually was so CONFUSING. It had so many players, new ones coming in all the time and I was feeling dazed out of the confusion trying to work it all out and how on earth they had anything to do with this pair. Even after 50% of the story we didn’t really see them interact that much together and that can be frustrating to see.  I also didn’t feel like this book had much direction that much. It felt so NOT Katharine Ashe, the story just felt off for me, and after a whole week of trying to get through it I gave up on it.

Have you ever had to DNF a book by an author you have previously enjoyed?

Which books have you loved or hated by Katharine Ashe and why?

About Katharine Ashe

Katharine Ashe writes historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY, one of Amazon's Ten Best Books of the Year; HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER, a finalist for the 2014 RITA Award; and CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD, winner of the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Adventure. Her novels are translated into languages around the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventure and breathtaking sensuality too. She loves hearing from readers.

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  • I’ts so hard when you have to DNF a book, especially when you really wanted to enjoy it. I can see how it would kinda confusing with so many new people coming into the story all the time. Hope the next book you pick up is a better read for you. 🙂

  • I have read those where new peeps just started to show up and I was all whaat?

    • Yeah its hard when you totally don’t see it coming and then your so confused.

  • Oh no 🙁 I was going to read this one. I’ll start from the beginning of the series though and see.

  • That’s too bad. Sounds like the dnf was the right decision. I hope your next read is better for you.