Schooling the Duke
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Book 1 in a brand-new Regency series by Christi Caldwell! There once was a gypsy’s pendant said to bring its wearer the heart of a duke. Some found love and others--heart ache. In this passionate series, clever, once-wounded, twice-wary women will find their chance at happily ever after…and maybe even, the heart of a duke!
Schooling the Duke
A lady betrayed:
Finishing school instructor, Mrs. Rowena Bryant is hated by her students, revered by the headmistress, and absolutely determined to maintain her financial security. Deceived years ago by the only man she'd ever given her heart to, Rowena relies on no one but herself—that is the best way to keep her most scandalous secret.
A soldier turned duke:
When Graham Linford returned from war on the cusp of death, he discovered he'd been betrayed by the woman he loved. From that moment, Graham shaped himself into an unfeeling nobleman, refusing to ever suffer the agony of betrayal again. Now a duke, Graham is determined no one will ever discover the touch of madness that has haunted him since battle.
When Graham finds himself named guardian to a young lady, the woman sent as a companion to his ward is none other than Rowena Bryant. With every moment spent together, their passion reignites, and the walls they've built to keep one another out begin to crumble. But when their dark past tests them again will true love be enough to repair their damaged hearts?
Once again Christi did it!!
Such an amazing story. Graham and Rowena are simply perfect together. I loved it!!
This was such a good book. It's the perfect second chance romance. I'm glad I read the prequel ( In Need of a Duke) first so that I knew the gist of the story and locket.
Graham Linford the Duke of Hampstead and Rowena Endicott were friends and then lovers until Graham went off to war with a promise to return and make Rowena his wife. With Graham born the second son he was free to marry who he wished or so he thought. While away at war Graham's brother dies and he becomes the heir. Unknown to Graham his father would of never allowed him to marry Rowena and he does everything in his power to make sure that it will never happen. Coming home to a fate he never wanted and to find that Rowena is gone and the madness that continues to plague him has changed Graham for ever. Rowena is living a life that she never invisoned and is now a shell of her former joyful personality, the top instructor at a finishing school. Never thinking she'd see Graham again one day he shows up at the school needing a champion for his ward Miss Ainsley Hickenbottom. Only the best will do and that's Rowena.
With so many lies and secrets and heartbreak there may be no way for Graham and Rowena to find their way back to the people they once were.
I loved these characters and I want Ainsley to find her HEA. She is one of the shining lights in this book.
*Book Obsessed Chicks Review team
Christi Caldwell never lets me done and schooling the duke is no exception. The characters are well though out, realistic, and relatable. Her way of writing their love for each other and the emotions that stand in he way is something we can all see and feel!!! Love this book and love this author!!!!