Book Review

THE DUKE’S PERFECT WIFE
by Jennifer Ashley

Genre: Historical Romance, England, Victorian Period
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Victorian England

2012 Innovative Historical Romance Nominee

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The unforgettable Mackenzies return as Ashley spins the fourth in the series into another mesmerizing, intensely emotional romance that steals readers’ hearts and minds. With her innovative plots and characters, Ashley pushes the boundaries of the genre and creates “keepers,” because they touch readers on many levels.

As the eldest of the Mackenzie brothers, Hart appears to have everything a man desires: a title, wealth, power and popularity — but he doesn’t have love. He can have any woman he wishes, except the one he wants. Lady Eleanor Ramsey was once Hart’s fiancée, and she’s the only person who knows the secret of how he kept his brothers safe from their ruthless father. She also knows how the loss of his wife and child hardened him. When she uncovers nude photographs of Hart, Eleanor hunts him down — not to blackmail him, but to help him find the person threatening to leak them to the scandal sheets. Hart wonders if she is truly honest or if the sensual challenge and temptation he sees in her are the means to his ruination. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 320 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: BERKLEY SENSATION

Published: April 2012

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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The Duke's Perfect Wife

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 21, 2014 - 12:05am.

Hart Mackenzie, the Duke of Kilmorgan, is surprised when his former fiancee, Lady Eleanor Ramsay, shows up on his doorstep bearing nude photographs of Hart taken years ago. Eleanor doesn't know who sent them to her, but she is worried they may hurt Hart's political chances as he vies for the post of Prime Minister. Hart sees this as his chance to win Eleanor back and immediately moves her into his home while she investigates the photos. Now Hart must regain the trust he lost long ago and win her back.

This is the fourth book in the Highland Pleasures series. Hart is the oldest of the Mackenzies. He has always protected his brothers from their abusive father, and has shouldered the burdens of keeping the family together. I enjoyed Eleanor's straight forward way of dealing with Hart. She knew him better than he knew himself in many cases. But my favorite character in this book was Ian. I've loved him from the first book in the series. He will do anything to see his brother happy at last. My rating: 4 Stars.