Month: August 2013

Book Review: Sabrina Jeffries’ What the Duke Desires

Book Review: Sabrina Jeffries’ What the Duke Desires

First in the Duke’s Men historical romance series revolving around a detective agency. The couple focus is on Lisette Bonnaud and Max Cale. I am conflicted as to how to score this: a “1” for the excessive melodrama, a “2” for the bashing of the culture and mores of the time period, a “2” for the way-too-obvious plotline, but a “4” for a clever twist. Too bad she didn’t keep twisting. My Take If you adore eye-rolling melodrama, this is the story for you… I do have to give Jeffries props for coming up with a unique twist on the historical romance. It has terrific potential, but I’m afraid I’m letting my personal prejudices get in the way on this. I love the idea of Dom’s investigative agency and Lisette’s independence with Dom’s grateful appreciation. And I love that he admits to wanting to use her skills. But the setup for the initial conflict was so lame. There were so many rules and entails and such in those days, that I find it hard to believe that even Dominick was so easily cut out. The mistress? Sure, she would have no legal standing, but she seems to have been an […]

Posted August 20, 2013 by Kathy Davie in / 0 Comments