Review: The Duke’s Disaster by Grace Burrowes
Publication date: April 7, 2015
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
About the book:
Noah Winters, Earl of Anselm, spent months sorting and courting the year’s crop of debutantes in search of an ideal bride. When the sweet, biddable young thing he selected accepts another’s proposal, Noah decides to court her companion instead.
Thea Collins, though, is anything but biddable. She has learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted, especially the handsome ones. When she reluctantly accepts, Noah rushes Thea to the altar before she can reveal her deepest secret. Can she finally move on from her past, or will it come back to haunt her?
I just finished this one and honestly I am having a hard time deciding what to say. I will admit I started and stopped this book about 4 times which may have affected my opinion of the book. I normally like to read a book through but while there was nothing obviously wrong with the book it just couldn’t hold my attention when I had so many other books I wanted to read.
Noah was a fine hero, he had nothing that made me hate him initially so I wasn’t looking for any grand gesture from him to redeem himself. While I don’t want to hate a hero or heroine I do like to see more growth in their character than we get from Noah. Thea also was a likeable character, practical but had nothing that made me fall in love with her.
I did have a few issues with some aspects of the story wrapping up too easily and neatly and other things never being satisfactory in their explanation. It seems a little random when we find out what spurned Thea’s enemy to cause her “deepest secret”. I also thought Thea’s reactions to Noah’s secret at the end was no meh that it really shouldn’t have been made an issue in the first place.
In the end I have no real strong feelings about this book one way or another. I wish there were a little more conflict and something that would have made me love the characters more.