The Duke Buys a Bride

A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.

A duke wasn’t in hers . . .

Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

The road to ruin . . .

Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.

My Review

To be honest, most of the regency romance novels do follow the same recipe. However, it is in the characters that each story differs a bit. However, with this book, I was not feeling the love for the characters as much as I wanted to.

I felt bad for Alyse and the situation that she found herself in being auctioned off. Marcus didn't come off as endearing in the beginning. In fact, he was standoffish. Which, made it hard to imagine these two falling for each other. While, Alyse is nice, she was a bit reserved. So between these two, it made for a long carriage ride. By the end of the story, I was feeling chemistry between Alyse and Marcus. Overall, this may not have been a favorite of mine.


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