Title: The Madame Catches Her Duke
Series: Craven House
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: January 4, 2018
THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE.
Despite being thrown from her home and stripped of her place in society at a young age, Madame Marce Davenport is proud of what she’s accomplished with her family and the notoriously scandalous Craven House. Except it’s all built on a lie. When an arrogant duke strode into her home years ago, offering her a way to keep the brothel open, she agreed to his game of deception. But now that her siblings have found their happiness, Marce can finally live the life she’s always wanted: one that embraces the truth. And that means severing ties with the man who has claimed too many of her days—both in reality, and fantasy.
Rowan Delconti, the Duke of Harwich, has been angry for so long: at his father, at the woman who broke apart his parents’ marriage, and at the children who won is father’s love. He’s determined his mother won’t be unhappy again—even if it means pretending to be married to Marce, so that his mother will think he’s found love in his life. But the beautiful madame fuels his fire like no other, and the charade starts to feel all too real.
When Marce and Rowan’s secrets finally come to light, their passion may not be enough to staunch the hurt of the past. Can two people who were so wrong for each other, realize they’ve been right all along?
I receive this book from the author for an honest review.
I have been waiting for this book since we first met Marce! I was so excited to finally get this book in my hands, so I could sit, and binge read it during a snowy day and evening. This book was everything and then more then I could have hoped for.
Marce is the big sister who will do anything to make sure he siblings are well taken care of and provided for. While doing this she is also keeping a huge secret from them regarding their mother and her past as the Madame of Craven House. We know Marce has been seeing a dashing looking man and even warned her sisters away from this man but to finally get to know him….eeeeppppp so excited!!
However, once we got to KNOW the man was to not like the man. His hate and need for revenge was crazy so I was wondering how in the heck Christina could make him likeable and even redeemable. However, she does it and I felt my heart slowly melting for the Duke AKA Rowan AKA the blackmailer douche bag!!
Rowan lives his life by a black and white code. EVERYTHING is in black and white so to see the Grey fringes that Marce lives in is not even thinkable. Rowan has a lot of growing in this book as a person and as a man. Marce has a lot of learning as well. She learns that not all is what it seems and even the most confident man can be and will be broken at times.
I was so excited with how everything flowed with this book. I loved Tobias and I especially loved Rowan’s mom.
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.
Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.
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