Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Never Tempt A Duke by Virginia Brown

When I started reading this book, it felt like I had read the book before.  The more I read, the more I kept feeling like that.  It is listed as being published in 2014 on GoodReads.  When I found the copyright page, this book is clearly a reprint.  It was published in 1992.  The one thing I HATE is when publishers attempt to pass off an old (20+ years old) book as new.

This book just plods along.  It opens in America with 17 year old twins Nicholas and Alyssa Trenton discovering their father had been the heir to the (and for a short time) Earl of Eastland.  Their shady lawyer has told Nicholas that he must go to England.  Nicholas wants to set sail as a member of a ship's crew so Alyssa travels to England masquerading as a boy.

It took FOREVER for their guardian, the Duke of Devernel to realize that Alyssa was a girl!  Then the book plods along to get to the point where Devernel has to marry Alyssa.   Next, it plods along to the resolution. Which, I admit, I didn't make it to.  I gave it my best effort and gave up in chapter 18.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.

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