‘To Pleasure A Duke’ by Sara Bennett

tpad sbSTORY: It has taken Eugenie Belmont but a moment to decide whom to marry…

Unfortunately the gentleman in question, the Duke of Somerton, hasn’t yet offered—a mere formality for a confirmed member of the Husband Hunters Club of Miss Debenham’s Finishing School. Like her friends, Eugenie is unwilling to wait demurely until the perfect mate happens by. And, despite the handsome duke’s imposing reputation, she can feel his heated glances in her direction are charged with desire…and possibilities.

Saddled with a dukedom, a haughty dowager, and an irresponsible younger sister, Sinclair St. John is far too occupied with important matters to indulge in romantic whims. But for the first time in his life, a brazen temptress has him utterly distracted. He could—and he should—dismiss her and court someone more befitting his station. But he is irresistibly drawn to this bewitching woman…and must match her game of seduction, move for passionate move.

REVIEW: This is my first ever book by this author, and my last, sad to say.

I honestly don’t know where to begin. It’s really not that easy for us reviewers to talk about books we couldn’t connect, let alone talk about the ones we outright didn’t like. However, as much as we don’t like talking about it, we nevertheless, must.

After reading this book, I wanted to figure out why I didn’t like it, and ultimately it fell to poor writing, or more specifically, poor characterization. Try as I might, nothing about this story appealed. The couple left me cold and not involved. The story’s pace was just okay, and everything else felt just ‘read it before’ and cartoonish.

So, in the end, in all honesty, I can’t recommend it.

Melanie for RRAH

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I'm married, working, and have grown and independent kids. I love gardening, reading and painting. My favorite TV show is Dancing With the Stars! Television shows have gone to the crap house. My favorite movie of all time is "Last of the Mohicans" with Daniel Day Lewis. Second best is "Titanic" and third "Passion of the Christ". I am an avid reader and I love talking about the books I’ve read, especially romance novels. I will warn you though: I am prone to rants and raves about a lot of things!

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