The Duke of Ravens by Jennifer Monroe

This is a fascinating, intriguing and suspenseful story, but it's not very exciting. Philip is hired as a gardener for Reginald, the Duke of Browning, but he's not there to garden. Caroline, the Duchess of Browning, is abused by her husband, and Philip helps divert the Duke's anger on several occasions. Neil, the Duke's brother, lusts after Caroline, and his brother's life. After Reginald dies Caroline worries about being around Neil, and men like him, so she makes Philip into her protector. Caroline and Philip spend a lot of time together, becoming friends, and eventually falling in love, but Philip says his place is as her servant. There is mystery, betrayal, lies and drama throughout the storyline, and there are some very surprising twists. Caroline, unfortunately, is very gullible and naive, she makes a habit out of believing things that not true. Philip is mysterious, sweet and charming. Neil is creepy and bold. I really loved the storyline, it was just not exciting enough to be riveting.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.


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