The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 14 July, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen
Series: The Sons of the Revolution #1
three-half-stars
Also in this series: The Making of a Gentleman, The Rogue Pirate's Bride
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Library
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A very dangerous attraction...

Julien Harcourt, duc de Valère, is more than willing to marry the lovely young lady his mother has chosen. Little does he know, she's been sent to prove him a spy and a traitor...

And an even more dangerous secret...

Sarah Smith's mission is to find out whether the Duc's trips to the Continent are as innocent as he claims, but the way he looks at her is far from innocent... Their risky game of cat and mouse propels them from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris, and into a fragile love that may not survive their deceptions...

A little predictable, but still good.

Thoughts on The Making of a Duchess

This was my first Shana Galen book, but it certainly won’t be the last. I need to read about the rest of these boys.

I did find certain aspects of this book to be easily predictable, and certain scenes went faster than I’d expected (not the sexy ones, if that concerns you), but… that didn’t stop this book from being good.

And really, let’s be honest. When you read a historical romance for the romance, the predictability of the suspense/mystery plot isn’t allllll that bad. And the romance was good. A wee bit too much internal “Woe woe, he won’t ever love me because I’m nothing,” but never enough to turn me off completely.

Always a plus, that.

I loved that the Julien saw Sarah as beautiful (with her brown hair, brown eyes) from the very start. It was much better than listening to how Sarah described herself as plain. Barf. Julien knows what’s what.

Brown hair and brown eyes are sexy. He knew it. We know it. Sarah figures it out eventually.

Did also like the set up for the next book, and kudos to me for actually grabbing the first in the series. Though I definitely need to get my hands on the next.

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 7, Review: Amanda,

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6 Responses to “The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Why are brown haired, brown eyed girls always considered plain in romances? Brown hair is over the top sexy, dammit! *fluffs hair* I like predictability in my romances, and I’m glad that the sex scenes aren’t the ones that went faster than you would have liked – don’t hold out on those details ;-)

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