The Reluctant Duke (A Seabrook Family Saga) (Volume 1)

Thomas Seabrook, the penniless Duke of Wentworth, walks into White’s for night cap. He leaves no longer in need of coin. In fact, he has become a wealthy man and owner of Hamilton Whaling Industries of New Bedford, Massachusetts and guardian of a seventeen-year-old girl. Thomas travels to Boston intent on bringing his ward back and marrying her off to the first eligible gentleman who requests her hand. Except the first gentleman to ask for her, is his own brother, Sebastian. Thomas refuses, because bloody hell, he wants her for himself. Emma Hamilton is not happy with her new situation. Her papa brought her up to be independent and assertive. How dare this stranger, this moody noble, dictate what she can do and not do? When she finds herself thrown into a London Season, being introduced from one gentleman to another, looking for a husband, she realizes only the duke will do. How can she break through the duke’s hard exterior and find the loving, caring gentleman she knows he hides from everyone.

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  1. Desperately seeking an editor For a first novel, The Reluctant Duke shows some promise but would have been improved considerably with the help of a demanding editor. The plot line, such as it was, was confusing and not very realistic. Why wait until nearly the end for the source of the danger facing the heroine to be brought to the fore and dealt with? And the threatening character seemed to drop from out of nowhere (the explanation of his relationship to the heroine was unbelievable…..surely a man as astute as her…

  2. Author needs “Grammar for Dummies” Some of the characters were okay, the subplots were dizzying and went off in fits and starts into wild tangents. The author used twentieth century slang, completely out of place in her chosen time period. The supporting characters had a half explained personality and history, only to get forgotten in the author’s fits and starts in the main plot. 

  3. You’ve Got To be Kidding The author pairs three young girls with two alcoholics, a drug addict and has the Nerve to call it romance. The protagonist is not only eleven years older, he’s her guardian. They are living in the house with his family and this stomach turning horn toad would have raped the girl had his brother not walked in. Don’t waste your eyes reading this disgusting piece of trash.

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