Some Dukes Have All the Luck
by Christina Britton
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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 26 Dec 2022
Ash Hawkins, Duke of Buckley, no more wants to marry than he wants a stick in his eye. As the owner of a gaming hell, he is all too aware the odds of a happy marriage are against him. But raising his three rebellious wards alone is proving more than he can handle. He needs to find someone who stands to benefit from a marriage of convenience as much as he does. Someone logical, clinical, and rational. And in a stroke of luck, he quite literally stumbles over just such a woman.
After years of ridicule for being more interested in bugs than boys, Bronwyn has accepted that she’ll never marry for love. Her parents, however, are threatening to find her a husband. Bronwyn doesn’t need any scientific research to show her Ash has secrets. But his proposal would give her the freedom to continue her entomology research and perhaps finally get published. Just as long as she can keep her mind on her work and off his piercing eyes, broad shoulders, and wicked, wicked tongue.
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✨When in doubt, dump tea over his head.✨
Christina is an amazing writer. Seriously her books punch me in the heart and then offer me a hand embroidered handkerchief. They’re so heartwarming and thoughtful and especially the last two have made me so emotional.
But man was Ash a major and I mean MAJOR fool, especially for around 20% at the end there. I just wanted to shake some sense into him because while I understand his motives and beliefs, it was so incredibly cruel to those girls. Obviously, he couldn’t really process what his actions were doing to those around him for myriad reasons, but it still did hurt my soul.
However, I am an absolute sucker for found family and wayward children/wards in historical romances. I eat it up every time and I always get deep in my feels. This book was absolutely no exception, except maybe causing me to have even more ✨feelings✨ (how horrible). I swear when Regina cracked, my soul broke in two.
This is also the spiciest Christina Britton book I’ve read to date! The Isle of Synne series was high on pining, angst, and forbidden touches but relatively low on steam. Maybe a vague scene or two? But this book! This book had multiple! Three scenes at or before 50% and one or two after! My heart! Are you trying to romance me? Hopefully because It’s working.
My kingdom for authors to get spicier as they write!! Combined with the general ✨emotions✨ I was feeling throughout this book, the sex scenes were perfect. They weren’t anything crazy or too explicit but I think they fit the story perfectly. Some were fevered, some were tender, and all were passionate.
I also just love this trend of women who are super passionate about their studies getting passionately railed in the various locales where they study. Here, bug watching turns into giving the bugs a show. In Charis Michaels’ A Duchess by Midnight, a sitting on a stump watching birds turned into sitting on a duke sitting on a stump not watching the birds. In A Week to Be Wicked, Minerva has a nice little make out session with Colin in her fossil cavern.
Overall, I really loved this one. I’ll continue to read whatever Christina writes and already can’t wait for the next books in this series. The ending was a lot and I definitely had to bury my face in a pillow for a few seconds, but I got over it. I also wanted more of a telling off of her parents because they were horrible, but we did get a good scene. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in this one!!
CWs: This book is also pretty fricken heavy. It deals quite closely with fatal domestic abuse of Ash’s mother and assaults of other women in the past duke’s household. These instances happened in the past but Ash can often be found thinking about them. He feels intense guilt because he was away at school when most everything was occurring.
Rated 4.5 Stars
Some Dukes Have All The Luck was a delightful with a wonderful cast. It was sweet. It was heartwarming. I loved the friendships and sisterhood in it but most of all I loved the relationship between the hero and heroine. I loved watching Ash and Bronwyn fall for each other despite their plans to the contrary. I truly enjoyed this, my first book by this author and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of her work. I am looking forward to forward to watching the other spinsters find their matches. I definitely recommend it.
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