Wednesday, August 25

Audiobook Review: When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

Author: Grace Burrowes
Narrator: James Langton
Title: When a Duchess Says I Do
(Rogues to Riches #2)
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery
Format: Audiobook
Published:  April 2nd 2019
Where I got It: Library

Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to a lady fallen on hard times. Matilda is whip-smart, she can read Duncan's horrible penmanship, and when she wears his reading glasses, all Duncan can think about is naughty Latin poetry.

Matilda cannot entrust her secrets to Duncan without embroiling him in the problems that sent her fleeing from London, but neither can she ignore a man who's honorable, a brilliant chess player, and maddeningly kissable. She needs to stay one step ahead of the enemies pursuing her, though she longs to fall into Duncan's arms. Duncan swears he has traded in his shining armor for a country gentleman's muddy boots, but to win the fair maid, he'll have to ride into battle one more time.

Couldn't wait for book 2! I did book 1 first so I didn't skip. Look at me trying ;)

We follow Duncan Wentworth who tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once...long ago and everything went wrong, so he vowed he'll never make that mistake again. However, Matilda saved him from a poachers and he's vowed to protect her and employ her when finds out she is whip-smart and can read his terrible penmanship. Matilda doesn't know if she can entrust Duncan with her secret without embroiling him in the problems that had her fleeing from London. 

I loved Duncan. I loved Matilda. They were simply PERFECT for each other. Super cute!!! I love when they play chess. They are both "nerds" and so smart. 

But omg when we find out Matilda's secret...I wanted to smack her. How could she be so daft? Yes, yes, I get she ran to save her and her dad's neck, but if she took a second to maybe CONFRONT her father FIRST....sighs. I will hold my tongue because I know I'll spoil, but yes, I was annoyed.

The big twist made sense and I'm glad the author went this route. The baddie was obvious but too obvious that you won't catch it right away and even if you do you won't catch WHY and HOW and WHAT. I'm amused there. Still annoyed at Matilda being dumb and running off. 

Grrr to her Dad and to that colonel fella. 

I cheered at the end. GO MATILDA! WHOOT WHOOT!

I enjoyed this overall. I loved watching these two fall in love. Sure there is lust (duh), but they fell for each other's minds. It was nice. Can't wait for book 3! I'm liking this series so far! I'll give this 4 stars. I was annoyed with Matlida, but I enjoyed this. 

- #48 for Audiobook challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Secrets are so silly at times, but omg love this author so yes

Carole Rae said...

Yessss so unnecessary! And this author rocks!

Sophia Rose said...

I stopped at book one, but need to keep going.

Carole Rae said...

You must! I'll get to book 3 someday :D