Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Soldier by Grace Burrowes

Goodreads Description:

This Regency era battle of wits, wills, and the sexes features a wily duke determined to see the succession of his line secured. The duke can't force his sons to marry, but he can make their lives miserable until they do. Resisting his pressure, each gentleman holds out for true love.
The second book in the series features Devlin St. Just, the duke's oldest, but illegitimate, son. He arrives at his new estate weary in body and spirit only to find the previous owner's bastard daughter and her beautiful cousin are his responsibility and making his life almost unbearably complicated.

My Rating: 3 out of 5

My Review:

Decent romance, but in my opinion not nearly as amazing as the first in the series, The Heir.  Some of the reasons for loving the first book just weren't present in this book.  The primary reason being the unpredictability of the story line that was in The Heir wasn't in The Soldier.  I knew half way through how it was going to play out.  I thought that St. Just lost some of his appeal as a character in this story.  To me, he seemed more dynamic in The Heir.  I did enjoy Emmie and Winnie's characters and I enjoyed the twists in the plot involving them.  (Won't say more so I don't ruin the story).  Worth a read non the less but don't go into it thinking it's as good as the Heir.

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