Review: A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Maya Rodale

56527341From the back of the book:


London, 1823

A handsome duke. His beautiful soon-to-be duchess. A whirlwind courtship. It is this author’s privilege to report on the even all of London is talking about: the upcoming wedding of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon to the only daughter of the Duke of Richmond. Every detail of the “Wedding of the Year” will be reported in these pages as a London Weekly exclusive.

But I, Miss Sophie Harlow, must confess to a secret infatuation with this “double duke” that can only lead to trouble. It is impossible that this notoriously upstanding gentleman would ever jilt his bride for a scandalous female newspaper writer. And yet…the arrival of a foreign prince, the discovery of a shocking secret, and one passionate kiss could change everything. Will this perfect duke risk the scandal of the year to marry the woman his heart desires?

There are just three more weeks until the wedding…

This was a fantastic historical romance. I finished the book and wanted to start reading it again immediately. Brandon and Sophie fall almost instantly in love, but there are lots of barriers between them – class, expectation, and Brandon’s pesky engagement. I loved the way each of the characters work through the hurdles they face while trying to not hurt the other involved. This book is written with such humor and emotion. I held my breath hoping that Sophie and Brandon could find a way to be together always. I couldn’t put this book down and instantly ordered Ms. Rodale’s backlist from Amazon. This is an author that will be on my to-be-bought list┬ápermanently.

the book girl gives A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN a 5/5!

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