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My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers, #1) Miss Katherine Danvers Is A Desperate Wallflower Her Family Is On The Brink Of Financial Ruin, And It Is Up Her To Save Her Mother And Sisters From A Life Of Indignities So She Transforms Herself Into The Incomparable Kitty Danvers, The Fianc E Of The Enigmatic And Reclusive Alexander Masters, Duke Of Thornton Once Dubbed The Mad, Bad, And Dangerous Catch Of The SeasonTen Years Ago, Society And The Woman Alexander Masters Loved Called Him A Monster, After A Tragic Accident Left Him Scarred And Confined To A Wheelchair His Heart Exists In Cold, Lonely Exile, Until He Learns He Has A Fianc E A Deceptive, Clever, And Utterly Intriguing Woman He S Never Met Miss Danvers Will Now Learn The Consequences Of Engaging Herself To The Beast, For Alexander Is Determined To Make Her His Soon, They Are Involved In A Chase, A Clash Of Wills, And Though He Once Vowed To Never Love Again, He Burns For The Enchanting Miss Danvers And Denying His Heart May Cost Him An Exquisite Love That Happens Only Once In A Lifetime


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    My Darling DukeSinful Wallflowers Series 1Stacy Reidhttps www.facebook.com stacyreid Release date 12 31 2019Publisher Entangled AmaraBlurb Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower To save her family, she ll do anything Luckily, she has the perfect planShe ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters No one has heard from the duke in years Surely he ll never find out before her sisters weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.Soon, though, everything is out of control At first, it s just a few new ball gowns on the duke s accounts Then, it s interviews with reporters eager for gossip Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fianc.But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution Except not in the way Katherine expected My review When caught up, what a miss guilty of the deception of impersonating the betrothed of duke is to do I am a sucker for the beauty and beast trope, so even if it had not been written by Mrs Stacy Reid an author I do adore, I would have read it.But here, I was sure and certain to not be disappointed.This story goes beyond the usual scarred lord, it is not about a disfigured man, it is a demonstrative tale showing all the sufferings a crippled man went through and still faces.When I loved easily Katherine, I just adored Alexander.Katherine has finally decided she has reached her breaking point, she has to do something or there will be no HEA awaiting her family, and even if it is deceptive, it is to offer her sisters a better outcome than hers.She is aware of the risk, she knows ruin lurks in the corner if she is caught whatever, she will do it.And when she is confronted, despite her inner fears, she faces head held high the man who holds her future in his hands.I loved that albeit she is shaken to her core, she does not cower, and even straighten herself for what is to come She is very devoted to her family, yet in Alexander s presence, she feels brazen, she is tempted to dream for things she has thought not for her Her caring and devotion whether is for her family or Alexander, she is ready to alter everything in her future if it will bring happiness or contentment to them.What Alexander went through is just inconceivable, the pain, hurt and loss, nobody can fathom it except him It is only by his own will, he was able to make progress one step at a time It is not often I have read about the impotency a crippled person might suffer, as the usual historical hero is generally a rake than a saint Mrs Stacy Reid does not shy away, and her hero must deal with his inability, the humbling that goes it and what it calls for the future.Thus a hero who can t see himself condemning a woman to a life without pleasure nor children.Yet, without being an erotica story, it is a very sensual tale, as while they journey together, get to know the other, Kitty is introduced slowly to the pleasure of the flesh when old stirring sensations Alexander thought dead appear from time to time, as if all was not completely lost.Ensues a battle of wills, as Katherine fights to pass his inner defense when he tries to keep her at arm s length.They have their flaws and pride, why they make mistakes but never and nothing can reshape the love they have for one another.5 stars for this stirring and poignant love story beyond physical limitations and life expectations.Can t wait to learn about Katherine s group of friends, each having her own challenge to deal with.I was granted by the publisher Entangled an advance copy, I prior to it preordered my own.Here is my true and unbiased opinion.https www.facebook.com 429830134272


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    This was the second beauty and the beast themed book I have read recently not on purpose I definitely found this to be the better of the two This was a very sweet and sad book The heroine, Kitty, pretends and engagement to a reclusive duke Said duke, Alexander, is a recluse due to the scaring and injuries sustained saving his sister from a fire by jumping out of a window with her Kitty makes Alexander feel again and they have a very sweet courtship but Alexander pushes her away because he fear he will never be able to make love to her He is impotent after the fire but since kitty has come into his life things are beginning to stir I really enjoyed this book and look forward to in this sinful wallflower series.


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    Stacy Reid is one of my utmost favorite historical romance writer for a reason and this book by far is the best I have read from her.Basically, I loved everything about this book and could not find any flaw that comes to mind The plot of the book is reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast and quite honestly had Kitty did not explicitly say so in the book I would not have realized the similarity, I was quite daft to not see it.Reading the plot unfold I was enraptured withe the blossoming friendship and romance between Kitty and Alexander, their companionship and banter with each other was so sweet to read It was really nice to see that Kitty just accepted Alexander as he is and just intruded into his life as if they had been lifelong friends.As you can see, the friendship between them is what got to me and not the sexual interlude between them Don t get me wrong I live for the sex scenes when reading historical romance but in this case I felt like the friendship between the two protagonist held my attention and feelings .There is nothing much to say in regards to the characters because I adored them I found Alexander to be such a kind and sweet man and Kitty to be so entertaining whereby she does things to purposely annoy and tease Alexander and occasionally he would do the same to her.I wanted to talk about one aspect of the book I immensely enjoyed but cannot reveal as it might be a spoiler but all I will say is that I liked how the author wrote Alexander s flaw and made it consistent throughout the book I really appreciated that.In conclusion, I love this book This book by Stacy Reid is by far my favorite that I have read from her as I am a sucker for friendship romance type of plots I highly recommend this book.


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    Just could not put this down Katherine Danvers and her group of friends are wallflowers and have been overlooked to achieve wedded bliss Katherine decides that if she is going to get her sisters married and settled she has to be bold and steam roll ahead Most talked about the Duke of Thornton has not been seen for years Plan is to announce him as her fiance thinking that he will never know about it Plans never turn out like they should and when the Duke appears deals are made and surprises ensue A copy of this book was provided by Entangled via NetGalley with no requirements for a review Comments here are my honest opinion.


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    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid is quite the unusual historical romance And you re probably thinking, What s unusual about another beauty and the beast story with a scarred hero Plenty, actually Miss Kitty Danvers decides to make up a lie to save her family from penury The newspapers and gossip pages are constantly publishing unfounded stories about the reclusive Duke of Thornton The Duke has never bothered to write back to prove or disprove any of these claims Kitty decides to take advantage of the latest gossip about the Duke snatching up a fiancee she pens a letter to the media confirming that she is the betrothed of the elusive Duke Right away, Kitty and her sister become belles of the ball and her sister finally has a chance of finding a husband Kitty doesn t expect the Duke to respond to this lie, but imagine her shock when he actually returns to society and meets her for the first time in public.It s been 10 years since Alexander survived a tragic event, which scarred a good portion of his body and has left him bound to a wheelchair But with years of determination and effort, he is able to walk for 2 3 hours a day When he finds out about Kitty s scheme, he is intrigued by her impudence and decides to meet her in person He agrees to the fake betrothal for reasons of his own and ends up spending time with Kitty out of curiosity He even summons her to his estate in Scotland, where they spend a lot of time together Alexander is bound to discover all he can about the woman who has revived his interest in things that have laid dormant for 10 years.My Darling Duke is a friends to lovers relationship and it s a little slow paced because the author takes her time to set up the story and its characters It s also very angsty, emotional and a slow burn The hero is very unusual in his characterization He s unpredictable to say the least I know we ve all read multiple historical romances with scarred heroes who hide themselves away in their castles But this one is different It takes place after the beast has learned to accept his fate for the most part And this scarred hero is medically declared impotent due to his injuries I ve never actually read a romance novel with an impotent hero before, so this was a first for me It was very interesting to read about how the hero deals with his impotency when he s finally falling in love with a woman he admires and desires He s harsh at times, but in all honesty, I couldn t blame him because his harshness comes from a place of grief and hurt I m no medical expert, so I can t confirm the veracity of the depiction of impotency in this book But I think the author did a great job showing us the complex emotions involved as the characters try to start a relationship, especially a physical one.So yea, this one was different for me If you have any recommendations of books with impotent heroes, please let me know


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    In her acknowledgments, Stacy Reid states that reviews to authors are like a pot of gold to leprechauns I want to add to her rainbow I ADORED THIS BOOK My Darling Duke takes the familiar trope of the fake engagement and raises it a notch Miss Katherine Danvers Kitty creates a fake engagement to the Duke of Thornton, a man she has never met Her desperation to help her sisters secure marriage offers, leads her to pull out all the stops to make the ton believe her audacious plan.Alexander Masters is a reclusive duke who has hidden himself in Scotland after a tragedy that left him physically and mentally scarred He is broken and lonely and becomes intrigued by Kitty s exploits Intrigued enough to come to London to meet her and to ask for something unexpected from Kitty to keep safe all that she has achieved for her family.As Alexander s physical and emotional afflictions become known, the Beauty and the Beast trope becomes a story line as well It is my favorite trope and this book just shot to the top of my favorites list.There are several friends of Kitty s introduced as other Sinful Wallflowers I hope the rest of the series is as good as this book For these women, desperate times require desperate measures And as a reader, I hope their stories are as clever and romantic as My Darling Duke Thank you Edelweiss and Entangled Publishing for the ARC


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    received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid is the first book in the new Sinful Wallflower series The Sinful Wallflowers are a group of young ladies who tired of being passed by have decided to take decisive action Katharine Kitty Danvers wants to ensure her sisters make suitable matches but she doesn t have the connections and they don t have any dowries She comes up with the idea of pretending to be engaged to Alexander Masters, Duke of Thornton a recluse who never comes to London While her plan is successful it s also getting out of hand because between the scandal sheets and the Duke s lawyers deciding that they should be finding her a house to live in, gowns for balls and a carriage, she has no idea how she will repay all of this Alexander was severely injured in the fire that took his parents lives, It took a long time for him to heal and he is still badly scared from his injuries When the news of his engagement reaches him he is at first amused by the audacity of the young woman and then determines he must meet this mysterious lady This is a delightful Beauty and the Beast story and I enjoyed it very much Great banter, Medium Steam Publishing Date December 31, 2019 NetGalley MyDarlingDuke StacyReid BeautyandtheBeast EntangledPublishing EntangledAmara historicalromance bookstagram


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    This was a new to me author and I was in love with the cover and synopsis and beyond excited when my wish was granted by the publisher I love love loved Kitty and Alexander They re both smart, stubborn, good people in seemingly difficult situations They re so much alike, it was delightful reading them navigate this fake real relationship Oh, and I could have choked on the chemistry between them Alexander s sister, Penny is charming, and even the household staff was impertinent and so supportive.Plot wise it was fantastic There s loads of communication and yes, it s not always the complete truth, but I never tired of the inner monologue from either MC The thread of Alexander s injury had a new to me aspect and I really enjoyed reading them figure things out Yes, I m being vague on purpose Overall, I was basically smitten with these characters from the very first page and I m thrilled the story delivered I will definitely be reading this story again, putting the next in the series on my TBR, and eagerly hunting down Stacy s backlist while I wait Huge thanks to Entangled Amara for providing the arc free of charge


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    This is my first book by this author, and I m wondering why no one has pushed her in front of me before now I couldn t get enough of this book, and her words There is so much emotion that leaps off of the pages The story was consuming, and the characters were everything I swooned hard, I fell in love, my heart broke, and I couldn t get enough I just recently got into historical romance books I ve been looking for authors in the genre that could invoke a range of emotions from me while I read she will be one of them I think some authors get so lost in trying to recreate the time and everything from that period I feel when they do this they lose sight of romance in the story The characters have no chemistry, the story doesn t hold your attention like it should, and it all just goes flat Stacy is not one of those authors, she checked every box for me I m off to read her back list of books She s on my radar now, and I m so excited to get anything new from her ARC in exchange for an honest review


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    Original turn of the trope of a fake engagement agreed by two characters here it is a one sided How daring Kitty soon discovers her association with the duke brings in the hoped for invitations as well as perks in the form of discounts at the modiste, but her conscience prevents her from accepting lines of credit at the shops.Of course, word of his betrothal reaches Alexander in Scotland He and his sister follow Kitty s mentions in the gossip rags with a bit of humor and his is intrigued by her impudence and must meet her There are ups and downs, especially as Alexander s health takes a turn for the worse I greatly enjoyed reading this I ve read a number of Stacy Reid s books some good, some forgettable I found this to be very well done and it will remain a memorable read.My thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC opportunity The thoughts expressed are my own.


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