Friday, September 13, 2013

Review: Awakening His Duchess by Katy Madison

Book Description:

Lord Beaumont Havendish has been thought dead for nine long years. However, death would be a relief from his grinding existence as a white slave in the tropical island of Saint-Domingue. At long last revolution gives him a chance to escape, but he’ll never escape the knowledge that the woman he loved sent him into a living hell.

He leaves the tropical sands behind and returns to the gentle shores of England thinking the nightmare is finally behind him, only to find it has only just begun. The traitorous Yvette is comfortably ensconced in his ancestral home, posing as Beau’s bereaved widow. Yet, nothing is what it seems. Yvette is no longer the girl he once adored. She seems more like a ghost than the wicked temptress he believes betrayed him. Can he forgive the past and dare he risk AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS?

My Review:

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
At first, it took me a bit to get into the story but once I did I didn't want to put it down.
Story is a little dark and gothic at times, but adds flavor to the mundane historical romance novels.  I liked the change from normal historical romance reads to this.
Yvette was very young and in love with Beau and then thought she lost him.  She remarried and built her family.  After several years and slave revolution she goes to England to get help from Beau's family. 
Beau returns and you can see the chemistry between them is still there but so is 8/9 years of separation and hatred.  It takes alot to work through the issues that each have or thought was there.
I enjoyed the romance, the gothic parts and the action in the story.