December 03, 2017
Review: A Duke in Shining Armor
Lady Olympia Hightower is a practical, sensible, bookish wallflower. So, when the Duke of Ashmont asks her to marry him, she agrees. She promises herself that she has let go of her childhood dreams of romantic love and Knights-in-shining-armor.
But what happens when she realizes that Ripley is everything she ever dreamed of? Will she stay true and staid and marry Ashmont or will she break free and make her dreams come true?
Hugh Ancaster, Duke of Ripley, is an irresponsible, but honorable Dis-Grace. He is also spoiled and believes money mends everything.
When he realizes that Olympia is perfect for him, will he take her as his own? If so, will Ripley be able to mend fences with his friend from childhood when he has stolen his bride?
Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely but found it was rather lacking in the time leading up to the climax. I found it rather slow and what kept me interested during this lead up was the witty repartee between the two main characters. However, both the beginning and the rest of the book were exactly what I was expecting from this author. The book kept me riveted wondering how the three main characters were going to solve their dilemmas. The witty banter, sarcasm and hijinks between the characters were a highlight for me as they made me laugh. I loved all the characters in this book and am looking forward to reading all of their stories. Well done!