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Review: The Duke Buys a Bride by Sophie Jordan

July 24th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: July 24, 2018

Publisher: Avon

Series: The Rogue Files #3

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book

A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.

A duke wasn’t in hers . . .

Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

The road to ruin . . .

Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.

My Thoughts

I didn’t realize this was book 3 in a series but I didn’t have any problems diving into the story. I was a little torn over how to rate this book because I did read it almost in one sitting because the book was very engaging. However, I felt a bit cheated at the end. There was all this great build up and tension between Marcus and Alyse and I loved watching the two spar. Alyse had spunk and Marcus was definitely hero material but I felt like they went from having all of these issues to the story concluding in the blink of an eye. It was almost whiplash and I felt like I had to have missed a chunk of the book. The Highland clan that lives near Marcus’s land were great and I wish we had seen more of them and that their role in the story’s conclusion had been expanded to make the outcome more believable. I do hope to see more of them. So all in all while this was an enjoyable read that I finished quickly I had hoped for a bit more.

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