Lady Clara Ashford’s world changed fifteen years ago at the hands of a rogue who took her innocence. Determined never to give in to temptation again, she settles into life as a caregiver for her family. With her younger sister recently engaged and about to embark on a life of her own, Clara feels adrift and without purpose―until Quincy, the new Duke of Reigate, arrives on her doorstep in need of a fake fiancée.
When Quincy Nesbitt unexpectedly inherits a dukedom, he’s determined to do his best by the title. One thing he won’t do? Marry a woman he’s never met just because she was engaged to his older brother. So, he enlists Lady Clara’s help, since he can’t marry another when he’s engaged to her. But as they pretend for the ton, Quincy finds himself falling for real. Now, he just has to convince Lady Clara to take a chance on him.
Title: Someday My Duke Will Come
Series: Isle of Synne #2
Author: Christina Britton
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: January 12, 2021
My Rating: 4 stars
Someday My Duke Will Come is the second title in the Isle of Synne series, and while Clara’s and Quincy’s situation drew me in quickly I do think that if you haven’t read the first story, A Good Duke is Hard to Find, you will not feel the least bit lost. There are enough background and appearances by other characters to give you a very good idea of what has gone before. I will always believe in reading from first to last stories in a series, if at all possible, this time it’s possible to just jump in and enjoy.
Both Clara and Quincy had a major trauma in their young teen years, both have dealt with those events in their own unique ways. Quincy by leaving home and traveling the world, being gone for long enough to not know that he is the surviving son and the new Duke. Clara by believing she was unworthy of marriage and seemingly contently set herself out to be the caregiver to her family. Now, they are about to be drawn together in a fake relationship to stop Quincy’s nasty mother from insisting he marry the woman his deceased brother was about to bring into the family. No, not going to happen. Soon a friendship will turn into a pretend romance… and soon that pretend will turn all too real.
I enjoyed this couple’s story, wished for more to happen to an evil woman, and had a good time seeing how the story is moving forward for other characters. There were moments where I’d wished to see more action and not merely being told what was happening – but aside from those few moments, Quincy and Clara entertained, delighted, and kept me interested throughout their story.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Forever via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.