Proud. Cunning. Battle-hardened. Lord Sebastian Gresham is the epitome of military might and excellence. He’s wealthy. The son of a Duke. There’s just one problem: he can’t read. It’s a secret he’ll never tell, certainly not to his new bride-to-be.
Brilliant. Witty. Gorgeous. Lady Georgina Stane has always known she’d make the perfect bride, that is, if her eccentric family didn’t scare off every potential suitor from London to Bath. After carefully orchestrating a London season with her parents out of the picture, she secured an engagement to an impeccable gentleman. And when Lord Sebastian arrives at her family’s estate to meet her parents, she’s not about to let their antics ruin her perfect marriage.
But what happens when these two learn that some secrets aren’t so easy to keep?
Title: Lord Sebastian’s Secret
Series: The Duke’s Sons #3
Author: Jane Ashford
Published: January 3, 2017
My Rating: 3.5 stars
At a time in history where very little was known about a true medical condition, dyslexia, Sebastian considered himself world smart but otherwise quite stupid. Who in this day and age couldn’t make sense of his letters enough to read a sentence. So, he kept a secret and prayed the world, and especially the lovely Georgina, the love of his life, would never realize his oddity.
Georgina loved Sebastian with a passion she was barely beginning to understand. He was everything she wanted in life and she was determined to not lose him for any reason. Including the, well, uniqueness of her odd family. So she kept a secret and hoped that when Sebastian finally met her family that his love for her would be strong enough to overlook the way her family acted.
I’ve enjoyed this series, and Lord Sebastian’s Secret fell quite nicely among the other stories. It’s a good story with interesting characters. I didn’t connect with this one as much as the earlier books, but that happens at times. Perhaps there was just too much eccentric involved – but whatever the reason I wasn’t fully engaged in Georgina and Sebastian’s journey, I did enjoy spending time in this world. I certainly didn’t hate this story, but I didn’t love it either.. it fell into the good story, but not one I’m likely to re-read. It added to the series and that was enough for me.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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