September 27, 2019

#BookReview: The Duke Is But a Dream (Debutante Diaries #2) by Anna Bennett


Synopsis: Once upon a time three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons…and to fill in the gaps of their finishing school educations. Thus began The Debutante Diaries—and London will never be the same…

HE’S COME TO HER RESCUE

Miss Lily Hartley is the anonymous mastermind behind the ton’s latest obsession: The Debutante’s Revenge, a titillating advice column for ladies on the marriage mart. To keep her identity secret, Lily delivers her columns disguised as a chimney sweep—which is all well and good, until she unwittingly lands in the middle of an ugly tavern brawl. Fortunately, the devastatingly handsome Duke of Stonebridge sweeps in to rescue her.Unfortunately, Lily’s dressed as a boy—and holding rather incriminating evidence linking her to the scandalous column. Drat.

SHE’S LOST HER MEMORY

When Eric Nash, Duke of Stonebridge, sees a helpless lad receive a nasty blow to the head, he’s outraged. But when he discovers there’s a beautiful woman hiding beneath the chimney sweep’s cap, he’s positively stunned. Nash would happily escort her home, but she’s forgotten her name—leaving him little choice but to take her in himself until he can locate her family. But the closer he gets to finding them, the more he doesn’t want to let her go.

WILL THEY FIND LOVE?

Lily’s trying to figure out exactly who she is…in more ways than one. With so much at stake—her column, her reputation, and even her heart—she needs a plan, and she needs it fast. Before Nash finds her family. Before he learns who she is. Before they fall totally, completely, and utterly inconveniently in love.
 


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About the Author: Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided that books with balls, dukes, and gowns were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags―and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: So this one I really wanted to love but it had so many issues I should have just put it down.  First off there was no sense of time.  I know its historical but we don't really get a date or time frame. Unless I missed it, but I don't think I did.  I wished that this would have been set in alternative current time because the characters acted like they were in ours. I was really waiting for someone to pop out a phone to check their social media.  It didn't feel true to any historical time period at all. The characters seemed lacking in thought and the whole thing just felt off.  






"A deeply satisfying tale of love persevering despite social constraints." - Publisher's Weekly
"In this story of finding yourself, it’s the family the central characters create together that’s the most satisfying discovery of all." - BookPage
"Again she creates relatable heroines similar in force and tone to those created by her sister historical romance authors Tessa Dare and Sophie Jordan.” – Booklist
“A wonderful read, one that is hard to put down.” – Affaire de Coeur
Praise for Anna Bennett:
"...Will appeal to fans of Sophie Jordan and Tessa Dare." - Booklist on First Earl I See Tonight

"Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild for the final installment of Bennett’s Wayward Wallflowers trilogy." - Booklist Starred Review on The Rogue is Back in Town
"Smart and sassy romance...simply a joy!" - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Rogue is Back in Town

"Sharply drawn characters, clever dialog, simmering sensuality, and a dash of mystery make this well-crafted Regency thoroughly delightful." - Library Journal on I Dared the Duke
"Will truly win readers' hearts." - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on I Dared the Duke 
“Scrumptious…I devoured every word! A hot and wounded hero, a heroine you wish could be your friend in real life, and witty scenes that sparkle with life…The Wayward Wallflowers just keep getting better! Anna Bennett delivers a truly entertaining read.” - New York Times bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke on I Dared the Duke
"Heart, humor, and a hot hero. Everything I look for in a great romance novel!" - Valerie Bowman on My Brown-Eyed Earl
"One bliss-giving read...witty and whimsical." - USA Today Happily Ever After on My Brown-Eyed Earl
"A delightful historical romance." - Night Owl Reviews Top Pick on My Brown-Eyed Earl









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