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Book Review : Marry in Secret

Book Title : Marry in Secret
Book Author :
Annie Gracie
My Rating :
Publication Date :
 July 30th 2019

Thank you @berkleyromance for sending me a free copy in exchange for a review.

The Deets: Lady Rose Rutherford was just about to get married and thinks she had made a perfect choice. A marriage of convenience to the Duke of Everinham which would also bring her the freedom she yearns for.

Enters, Thomas Bradford, who crashes and stops the wedding, claiming Rose to be his own wife. They have married in secret years ago but then he disappeared. A shocking admission to everyone around and to Rose herself. She did marry Thomas but that was four years ago, and she had thought him to have already died.

Just my thoughts: I mostly prefer my romance reads to be just romance. I wouldn’t mind reading another genre that has some romance to it though. This was a mix of romance, suspense, and family drama.

It started out fairly well and I was super intrigued. I loved how they both were torn whether the other really wanted them or not. But then it kind of got flat and it was all about family drama, Thomas’s past and his story behind his disappearance.

I didn’t feel the character’s love for each other. It felt like they were more friends than lovers. I wasn’t really interested in the “whodunit” part of the story. All in all, it was a “meh” romance read for me.

All in favour, should I say Aye? I might. For readers who prefer their historical romance reads to be more on the drama and suspense part.

Do you have space on your shelf? I’d say burrow first, make up your own mind about it, then decide to get a copy or not.


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