I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Zebra on June 25, 2019
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Also by this author: If the Viscount Falls, How the Scoundrel Seduces, The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors, #1), The Bachelor
From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft-widowed mother’s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers . . . and in the process find that love just might conquer all . . . A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady . . . Beatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn’t exactly changing her mind. Then Grey agrees to assist his grief-stricken mother with her latest “project”: schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut. Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey’s charms to his wounded heart, she’s having trouble keeping him at arm’s length. But once Grey starts digging into her family’s secrets, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her family . . . or with the man whose lessons capture her heart . . .
Here is what I thought
It’s been a long while since I read a historical romance, but I knew that Sabrina Jeffries wouldn’t let me down! I have been a fan of hers for years even if I haven’t read any of her works lately, but this one sure has got me in the mood for historical romances!
In this series it’s about a widowed woman’s full grown sons whom the eldest are now dukes because she has been married three times and married well each time.
This one revolves around Lady Lydia’s eldest son Grey who must come home because his stepfather has died. He hasn’t came home much because he blames his mother for letting his aunt and uncle raise him. She didn’t have a choice and he never thought about how it affected her. His guardians where not nice to him and it has made him the hardened man he is today. It has also made him a prime scandal sheet candidate and has him being quite the rogue.
Beatrice is Grey’s brothers cousin and her and her brother Joshua have weathered their own bit of scandal due to their father and his duel. She doesn’t expect to marry to far above her station and has never had a come out. So Lady Lydia has decided that she wants to help Lydia have a season in London and takes her under her wings as a project. It will give her something to keep her mind off the death of her husband.
Grey gets roped into helping his mother with his latest project and it seems he is having a hard time keeping his hands off of her. Grey doesn’t want to marry nor tell anyone of his pains but he can’t help but want to be around Beatrice. He also has a bit of a problem though as his brother thinks that Joshua might have killed their Uncle and Sheridan’s father and so Grey has to try and get Beatrice to talk about her brother but she doesn’t want to because a part of her isn’t sure about Joshua.
This was really good and a lot of fun! I really love all the characters and can’t wait to get to know them all a lot more. Beatrice is so full of spunk and Grey the sexy brooding type and they really went well together. Grey likes that she doesn’t hold her tongue around him and pretty much just says what is on her mind.
I always like when the romance has a bit of mystery and this one is going to be woven throughout the series as we never found out exactly what happened to Uncle Armie and Maurice. I really like Joshua and can’t wait to read The Bachelor as it features him, he is so growly and brooding…lol.
Buddy read this with Berls for COYER with friends and we both had a lot of fun with this one!