One Night with a Duke by Erica Ridley is an Adult Historical, Holiday Romance between a Scottish philanthropist and an English jeweler.
“Dashing Scot Jonathan MacLean never returns to the same town twice. The happy-go-lucky philanthropist seeks constant adventure… and is desperate to outrun his past. When a blizzard traps him in a tiny mountaintop village, he meets a woman who tempts him with dreams he’d long since abandoned: Home. Community. Love. But other people’s livelihoods depend on him leaving for good as soon as the snow melts.
Talented jeweler Angelica Parker has spent her life fighting for recognition. She’s Black, she’s a woman, and she will prove her creations are the equal to any artisan in England. With a contract anchoring her in place for seven years, she lands the project of a lifetime. There’s no room for error—or distractions. Such as the charming drifter whose warm embrace and melting kisses have become more precious than jewels…”
This one was just not for me. I really hoped to like this one as it features a heroine of color which is very rare for this genre.
But I was just bored with this book.. to the point where I skimmed the middle portion just to get to the juicy parts. The hero seemed to be the typical rich guy who comes to a small village and ends up staying longer than he would have planned. And the romance between them just didn’t have that extra spark for me.
I’d say that if you like Hallmark, cozy holiday stories, this one may be more enjoyable for you. For me, it just felt bland. I gave this one 2 out of 5 stars.
More Book Info
Published: 9 October 2020
Genre: Adult Historical, Holiday Romance
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
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