The Duke Meets His Match by Tina Gabrielle
Everything was falling into place for Chloe to receive a proposal from the Earl. He was young and had just come into some good money. Chloe was tired of struggling this is all she needed to break free.
Michael was a Duke. Though that granted him a grand life it never compared to loosing his father and close friend in the last war. Michael made a promise to look out for Henry. Henry’s father sacrificed his own life to save Micheal. Which meant he would protect him from this fraud he planned to wed.
There is more to a person than whats on the surface, and sometimes you have to hold back for them to reveal their layers.
Michael was very forceful. He was an army man but he also was very disrespectful. I know during that time many men weren’t upstanding. I just felt as though Michael was lust driven and careless. I also think that Chloe made a foolish choice because if things don’t work out with Henry she would need certain “things” for her next courtship.
I enjoyed Chloe most of all. She over came so much and she chose to give her time to others suffering. I also love the choice made at the end for the couple and their future. I was pleasantly surprised when the author didn’t pair Henry up with another just so the story could wrap easily. The author took the hard way out.
I love a good rags to riches story but this was a whole new twist. Chloe and her sisters actually worked to get out of their predicament. They each found a guy perfect for them. I also loved that Chloe didn’t settle. This was a very gritty edgy 19 century story and I enjoyed it. The story lacked something for me and I’m not sure what it was. I think that maybe Michael’s character was too aggressive for me. I gave the book 3/5 stars. I hope to continue with more work by this author.