The Duke Diaries (Royal Entourage #3)
by Sophia Nash
Avon (Feb 26, 2013)
Ebook, 384 pages
Your heart will be set afire with The Duke Diaries, the third book in Sophia Nash’s Royal Entourage series set in Regency England.
After a wild, scandalous night, Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, finds himself in the bed of his sworn enemy’s wholesome sister, Verity Fitzroy. To protect her honor and keep the peace, he agrees to marriage, but it’s an engagement neither is happy about—until unimaginable occurrences make them view the other in a new, passionate light.
RITA Award–winning author Sophia Nash is a master of the historical romance who has created unforgettable, compelling characters with powerful emotions and intense sensuality. Sparkling and smart, The Duke Diaries is a wickedly fun romp that will leave you breathless.
What a sweet, wonderful story this book had! It was definitely a worth read, truly a worth wait and I loved it! Duke Diaries will be my favourite in this series.
I read about Verity in previous book but it was a brief moment and I think I didn’t know that she was this awesome lady. What I meant was the moment I started this book, her rambling thoughts made me laughed. To Verity, those thoughts are annoying but to me, they’re funny! Even Rory found them refreshing and funny too.
Rory was a heartbreaking man to read about at first. He was a different kind of man compared to others in royal entourage. If previous dukes noticed their duchesses what beauty they were firsthand, this one took some time or I must say he didn’t look closer or blinded by resemblance of an old flame. That got me really sad for Verity, furious with Rory.
Verity and Rory had a bunch of overwhelming chemistry. It was a shown more on Verity’s of how much she cared the man. Even though she didn’t have him then, I could feel somehow, someday the two would be together. So, when they got together, no matter the awkward was between them, they were just meant to be together. Their conversations were intriguing. I enjoyed the most of it.
The second characters were amazing too. There was Catharine, Amelia, Mary, Amelia, the vicar, Phoebe, previously in second book Norwich and his wife, Esme, the kids, Candover, and of course Prinny. I liked Candover best. I felt bad for him. I bet he would be one of the tortured souls after what had happened. It was killing me to read his sad eyes, who sometimes lost in his daze world the moment he saw someone who lookalike to someone who was very dear to him. What a wrenching moment but still, brilliant.
I liked the gossip column. Very much. It felt like Gossip Girl but in regency time. Oh how I missed the TV show. By the way, Catharine reminded of Serena van der Woodsen in the sense of being so breathtakingly beautiful, reckless and broke a lot of men’s heart.
It looks like Prinny is serious with his intention to want all of his men in royal entourage to marry. And from what I read, it happened quiet fast, also at the same time with three dukes are now indulge in their happily ever afters and quiet content with the newfound love in their lives with their respective duchesses. I hope Candover would find his happy ending too. He deserves it after all.
Dear author, this time please do write faster. I can’t wait to pine for the next in Royal Entourage. I hope it will be something good to read just as this one and previous books!
Rating: 5 stars