IN THE BARRISTER'S BED by Tina Gabrielle
Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, 1819
Series? Yes, book two
Author Site: link
My Grade: A
From Publisher: A bastard by birth, James Devlin lives on his own terms – until a twist of fate reveals that he is the true Duke of Blackwood. Though the brooding bachelor swears to hold on to his freedom, he does intend to take back his childhood home. But once at Wyndmoor Manor, he discovers an arresting adversary in Bella Sinclair. Her hot-blooded claim to his home is amusing …and arousing. Which is why he isn’t leaving until he takes possession of everything – starting with the bewitching Bella.
Bella is furious when the Duke barges into her home, declaring it rightfully his! The wilful widow is not about to give up her haven without a fight, no matter how determined the Duke is – or how sensual the battlefield. But once she’s sharing a house with the beguiling barrister, she is in danger of losing everything – one deep, slow kiss at a time.
MY THOUGHTS: I really enjoyed this book. I never once got bored with it. Both lead characters were very likeable. The hero is James, who has dark hair, blue eyes and is thirty-three years old. There was instant attraction when he met the heroine, widowed twenty-four year old Bella. She has auburn hair and green eyes. She was in a bad marriage to an older, abusive man for seven years and was very unhappy…..until James came along.
I liked the mystery that was going on in the story. Was someone out to get Bella, James, or both of them? They come out on top. This is a romance, after all.
This was an entertaining read and I’d certainly read this author again. Her complete book list can be found here.
I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.