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Sunday, August 25, 2013

ARC: Say Yes to the Duke by Kieran Kramer

So, early this morning I finished Say Yes to the Duke, which is the third book in the House of Brady series by Kieran Kramer. I love Kieran's books, because I think they are a lot of fun to read. Say Yes to the Duke has the same charm as the previous books. However, with this story we will be focusing on Lady Janice Sherwood.

Always, living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Marcia and adorable little sister, Cynthia. Yes, Janice suffers from the middle child syndrome. Don't get me wrong she adores her sisters, but it's just hard being her at times. So, her parents thought it would be a good idea for her to go to the country and be Dowager Duchess of Halsey's guest. However, right before she gets there she has a bit of trouble and her carriage wheel breaks and she ends up getting a kiss from the groom. Not what she was planning.  On top of it all the Dowager is having some mental issues where she thinks she's the queen at times. Eek.

Luke Callahan is trying to find a way to prove he's the legally the Duke of Halsey. However, he has one problem, proof. He knows it's somewhere, but doesn't know where to look. He manages to make an alliance with Janice to help him find a particular book, but doesn't tell her what this book contains. As they get to know each other, they start to fall for one another. Yet there is one problem, the current Duke of Halsey. Halsey sees that the groom is noticing Janice and figures why not get her for himself. Time is of the essence for all to become right in the land.

I loved the story. I thought it was a complete blast to read. I really have enjoyed how Kieran has made the Brady Bunch into a regency family. Yes, you do see some elements of the show, but she has made it as it's own little story. I love Janice and she's a neat character. Yes, she does the middle child thing, but not to the extreme.  However, she just lacks the confidence in herself. So, she tends focus on how she plays second fiddle to her sisters and it's not until she talks to the Duchess when she's the queen and Luke when she starts to see her true worth. I love how she starts to develop her own character and comes out of the shadow of her books. Luke is a great character. He's a bit rough around the edges, because of life trials. However, he understands the importance of standing for what you truly believe in.  Both of them almost makes sacrifices that jeopardizes them finding true love and let Halsey win the day. I will be honest, I was a little worry, but love conquers all. Kieran is a big believe in that "Love changes everything," and you do see it Say Yes to the Duke. So, if you have been following the Sherwood family, you won't want to miss the next installment. I think Janice's story is my favorite so far.

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