Book Review (#102): The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid

Title: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding

Author: Stacy Reid

Published: May 2017

Publisher: Entangled Scandalous

Rating: 3/5

Victorian Era England…
 As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction – and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself… But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent… For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire – even if she means to only marry for his money – would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her… and demands his own satisfaction in return.

I genuinely enjoyed reading A Duke’s Shotgun Wedding as it had the a few main things I enjoyed in historical romance:

  • Smut
  • Independent woman who knows what she wants and who she wants

The only problem I have with this book is just that the pacing of the book was too fast which made everything felt very instantaneous, very insta-lovey, but it is a novella length book so I am not too sure if its fair to judge it so. But, the book would have definitely been far better had the book been given more time to pace everything out properly.

Overall, still an enjoyable book.

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