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Review: How to Forget a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

June 15th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: May 29, 2018

Publisher: Avon

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

About the book


My Thoughts

I really wanted to like this one. The story sounded great and I did really like Rydstrom’s character, his household staff, and his sister but it was the heroine, Jacinda, who ruined the book for me. I found her totally unlikeable. She wasn’t just headstrong or independent, rather she came across as nosy and meddling simply to satisfy her own whims more so than out of a desire to really help others. She would make the appearance of saying she was poking her nose where it doesn’t belong because she wanted what was best for her clients but really it was for her own personal satisfaction of knowing everyone’s secrets. Even when she develops amnesia you would think she would become more likable but no, her selfishness and tendency to dig into anything that catches her eye without thought for the consequences continue. Yes, there are occasional times where her stubbornness ends up helping others but it still feels like she takes those actions to spite Rydstrom or just because she wants something her way and she still doesn’t fully think her actions through. It isn’t until the very end where she finally starts becoming a bit likable but it was too little too late. It was a struggle to make it through this book.

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