Friday, August 29, 2014

A Duke's Wicked Kiss by Kathleen Bittner Roth

A Duke's Wicked Kiss by Kathleen Bittner Roth.

Miss Suri Thurston and her half sister, Marguerite, are caught talking about kissing by Lord John Fairfax. He decides to teach them what kisses should and should not be allowed by proper young ladies.  He delivers a quick peck to Marguerite but with Suri, he delivers a kiss that neither will soon forget.

Ten years later John, now the Duke of Ravenswood, encounters Suri in India.  He is there on a mission for the Crown and she is there to visit her sister and to finally meet her other family. They soon find that their attraction to each other has not dimmed in their ten years apart.
What happens when their missions collide? Will their love survive?

This is the second book I've read by Roth and I definitely want to read more!  Both of her novels had OMG moments that kept you wanting more. I couldn't put the book down because I had to find out what happened next.
 
The physical attraction between the H/H was off the charts and the author did a wonderful job of building up the tension between them. I think it always adds to the excitement of the romance when there is an added amount of mystery to the story. In this case we had several plot lines that popped up.  It definitely keeps the reader on their toes.

Rarely do you see a historical romance that features a heroine that is not of European descent (in this case she was 1/2 European and 1/2 Indian). It was nice to get out and away from the ton and see other things that were happening in the world during this period of time.

If you are looking for something to read that is not your typical historical romance, this is the book for you!! It had all the things that you love about the genre, but without the typical setting and or events.
I was disappointed to read on the author's webpage that this was a stand alone title. I'm really hoping that she changes her mind and gives us the story of several of the secondary characters!!


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Thanks go out to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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