Title: The Winter Duchess (A Duchess of All Seasons #1)
Author: Jillian Eaton
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services 2017
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Ebook; Women Authors; Romance
Their wedding was the event of the season...
A shy wallflower, Caroline hasn’t the faintest idea why the Duke of Readington chose her to be his bride. She could ask, but that would mean speaking to him…and truth be told she’d rather have a conversation with the devil. Her new husband may be one of the most powerful men in all of England - not to mention the handsomest - but he’s also cruel, callous, and has a heart colder than ice.
But it was never meant to be a love match…
Eric married Caroline for one simple reason: he wasn’t in love with her. Having seen firsthand how love can bring a man to his knees, he’s determined not to make the same mistakes his father did. Which is why he’s going to spend just enough time with his new bride to assure himself of an heir before he leaves her and returns to London. At least that was the plan until a winter storm leaves them stranded. Now every time Eric turns around he finds himself stumbling over the wife he never wanted...but is slowly beginning to desire.
….or was it?
As cold winds howl outside the manor, inside of it a duke’s heart is finally starting to melt as he finds himself falling for the one woman he was never supposed to love…but can she love him in return?
This was another Amazon Prime Reading selection. I enjoyed the fluffy romance story of Eric and Caroline. I would have liked a bit more towards the end of the story. The beginning of the novella was lots of fun and I really enjoyed the fast pace. Caroline is a great character. Overall, this was a nice and fluffy romance quickly read before bed.
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