Schooling The Duke
Heart of a Scandal #1
by Christi Caldwell
Released: April 7th, 2017
Book 1 in a brand-new Regency series by Christi Caldwell! There once was a gypsy’s pendant said to bring its wearer the heart of a duke. Some found love and others--heart ache. In this passionate series, clever, once-wounded, twice-wary women will find their chance at happily ever after…and maybe even, the heart of a duke!
A lady betrayed:
Finishing school instructor, Mrs. Rowena Bryant is hated by her students, revered by the headmistress, and absolutely determined to maintain her financial security. Deceived years ago by the only man she'd ever given her heart to, Rowena relies on no one but herself—that is the best way to keep her most scandalous secret.
A soldier turned duke:
When Graham Linford returned from war on the cusp of death, he discovered he'd been betrayed by the woman he loved. From that moment, Graham shaped himself into an unfeeling nobleman, refusing to ever suffer the agony of betrayal again. Now a duke, Graham is determined no one will ever discover the touch of madness that has haunted him since battle.
When Graham finds himself named guardian to a young lady, the woman sent as a companion to his ward is none other than Rowena Bryant. With every moment spent together, their passion reignites, and the walls they've built to keep one another out begin to crumble. But when their dark past tests them again will true love be enough to repair their damaged hearts?
Christi Caldwell has a new series!!!! Which is absolutely amazing news!!! The series is called Heart of Scandal, with the first book in the series is called Schooling the Duke, and as you can imagine I grabbed that book, like it was the last piece of chocolate on earth!! But little did I know just how much it would absolutely emotionally devastate me, that I wouldn't be able to even think about it, or look at swans without getting choked up!
But this book is more than boy and girl fall in love! This book is about betrayal, snobbery, bribery, and entrapment, which for any other author, its doubtful they could pull it together into such a detailed masterpiece, but in true Christi Caldwell style, the writing and plot just flows together, in a beautifully and you just don't want it to end.
When it comes to the characters, you can help but feel for both our leading lady Rowena, and leading man, Graham! To be lied to by everyone you are surrounded by, must be devastating! But to be honest, the ones I'm really angry at are Rowena's parents! And I don't know quite why!?! Because they were literally between a rock and a hard place, but damn it! Why did they not stock up for her more!!! Ugh! I'm so mad! But I need to get off that subject, before I burst a blood vessel.
I give Schooling the Duke a very well deserved 5 stars! And I just have to say its an amazing start to this wonderful new series, and I cannot wait to jump into book 2!!
USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love," for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after!
Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!