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The Duke and The Enchantress

(The Enchantresses #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Some fairy tales begin with the kiss.

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needed a wife. After choosing an acceptable bride, he traps himself in a marriage of convenience and must tap his creativity to woo his frigid wife and fuel her passion. Drake battles scandals, duels, and his own carefully crafted reputation to win her heart.

Charlotte Trethow dreamt of a fairy tale
Published March 1st 2019 by Paullett Golden
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Barbara Rogers
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Series: The Enchantresses #2
Publication Date: 3/1/19

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick and Charlotte Trethow have married only to find that not only do they not know each other, the other isn’t who they thought they were. She thought he was her knight in shining armor and he thought she was loving and sensual. Those sad discoveries began as soon as the wedding was over. None of it was anything that five minutes of honest communication wouldn’t have fixed – but then – there wouldn’t be a book.

Maria Dariotis
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Duke and the Enchantress
An Enchantress Novel book 2
by Paullett Golden

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, has chosen a bride, courted and wooed, the delightful Charlotte Trethow is now his bride. She made his heart skip a beat during their courtship and now he’s ready to make her his. Instead he’s witnessing a different side to his bride that has him believing that all she wanted was the title of Duchess! Can he have been mistaken? Her kisses say yes and he knows just how to melt his ICE
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. It moved along at a good pace. There were many misunderstandings that a plain talk would have cleared things up. Drake was a complex character, having missed out on love during his lifetime, he was desperate to find it with Charlotte. Charlotte wanted to be the perfect duchess but felt totally lost at first. It was good to read of her growing into her role of duchess but as her own self. They found harmony in their joint love of music and this helped them in their ...more
Rosie Amber
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Duke And The Enchantress is book two of The Enchantresses historical romance series.

The book is set during 1790 in Northumberland. The story opens with newlyweds Charlotte and Drake, as they travel home from London.

With only a month of courtship before their hasty marriage, Charlotte is anxious about the future. She realises that the couple know very little about each other, and she is frightened about what she may be expected to undertake in her role as Duchess.

Upon arrival at Drake’s home,
The brief courtship of Drake Mowbrah and Charlotte Trethow was introduced in The Earl and the Enchantress and the storyline from this book, The Duke and the Enchantress, intertwines with that book as well. For which readers of the prequel will be excited to learn the full story of what was took place between Charlotte and Drake that was hinted at in that story. I don’t think there would have been too many readers who had much love for Drake in book one because his intentions were not very ...more
No Apology Book Reviews
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully complex characters, minor narrative issues

My thanks to Paullett Golden, who asked me to read a free copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review.


I didn’t like Charlotte or Drake as they were portrayed in the first book. I thought she was a whiny woe-is-me brat and he was an obnoxious, selfish asshole. I was very curious about this second book, because I didn’t think they could become likable characters, much less a hero and heroine, without personality transplants. But
Jennifer Perkins
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have the distinct pleasure of reading and reviewing the Duke and the Enchantress before the anticipated March 1, 2019 debut of this stunning historical romance by Paullett Golden. I tried to be as spoiler free as possible since it’s just now coming out!

The novel is everything you could ever want from a story in this genre while also providing surprising and gratifying thematic depth.

Reading The Duke and the Enchantress is seeing the characters from the other side of a mirror. Glimpses into the
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
By author Paullett Golden, The Duke and the Enchantress is an enticing romance tale about two people who got married quickly when attraction and convenience combined, but what about love? Filling in the pieces from the relationship that we saw glimpses of I the first book in the Enchantress series, this book is a charming, funny, and steamy romance tale about two people who didn’t realize just what it was that they were getting themselves into. This is not a typical romance story. We do not ...more
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Both books- 1 2 - are about infatuated couple who seem to be a major mismatchs until they start to unravel. Yet, the characters/couples in both books are the least to say the opposites.

Book one's main characters depicted an intellectually sure-of-what-she-wants heroine who goes after what she believes in, asserting her individuality and femininity, and a socially scorched hero with a big and genuine enough heart to fall head over heels in love with his lady and fight his demons for her.

May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A mismatched pair of newlyweds, a young marriage marred by misunderstanding and miscommunication, a modern sensibility about the theme of self-realization, and a fresh take on romance make the foundation of Golden’s latest Georgian-era romance. After the fairy-tale wedding, Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick and his new bride, Charlotte Trethow realize they are total strangers. While Drake has no clue about his young and immature wife’s needs, having a tyrant of mother-in-law doesn’t help ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I found it hard to get into this book. Drake and Charlotte marry without really getting to know each other. Drake is a bit older (33yrs) and has some family history that seems to direct his actions. Charlotte is an 18 year old idealist trying to fill roles as wife and duchess very little support. The wedding night doesn’t go as planned and the cold bossy MIL Catherine is NOT supportive. I liked the personal/musical side of Drake that he hides from others-refreshing to see some of that reflection ...more
Martha B.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a difficult time getting through the first 20-25%. In fact, I almost quit this book because I really didn't like either Charlotte or Drake. I am glad that I stuck with the story and the characters because they did get better and I even ended up liking the story. I believe one of the reasons I kept reading was the writing. It was smooth and believable, except for the occasional lapses in the historical accurateness. Even the dialogue moved the plot and the development of Charlotte and ...more
Margaret Watkins
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Marry in haste, repent at leisure is often bandied about. However, it would seem that marriage between the Duke of Annick and Miss Trethow is summed up in these words. Although the plot of this story is good, the characters left a lot to be desired. The Dower Duchess of Annick had so beaten her son down that he was unable to protect his wife from his mother’s vitriol. Fortunately, Charlotte does find a way to support her husband, but with disastrous consequences. However, it is enough to give ...more
Ravin Maurice
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I was surprised that I enjoyed it that much more than the first, but it is quite exceptional.
The Duke and The Enchantress is the love story of Charlotte and Drake, who we first met in The Earl and The Enchantress. But you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one.
The story begins just after their wedding. With a quick courtship they are still learning things about each other, and as the story progresses we learn about them as they learn about each
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Duke and the Enchantress is a true grocery store romance that you can read quickly and enjoy simultaneously. The story follows the character Charlotte who has haphazardly married a Duke whom she knows little about and is ill-prepared for her feelings regarding the impending marriage night. The narrative is a long flirtation of will they or won't they, followed by when will they. Interspersed are the battles between the new Duchess and her overbearing mother-in-law, the discovery of a shared ...more
Ashley Hooker
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Duke and The Enchantress is a love story within a coming of age time for the new Duchess of Annick. Charlotte has married the Duke with expectations that may be a little high, even for a Duchess. She has insecurities about being a wife, running an estate, and being the "perfect" duchess. Her transformation is empowering to read although at times the story moves a little slow. A page turner for those looking for anyone looking to dive into a past time and place.
Dragon grl85
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and the second (this book) was excellent as well. The characters actions and reactions were so unique and genuine. I loved the “hidden secrets” and the connections between the couple when they finally worked things out. I really enjoyed the time I got to spend reading this book.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Danielle Carpenter
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a cautionary tale of get to know who you are marrying without the stars in your eyes. You may find there is a dragon living in your new home, the world does not revolve around you, and marriage is work. Both our hero and heroine learn that they have to work for the marriage that they want. I laughed as these two worked their way through their own idiocy to find their happiness.I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is quite enjoyable and interesting. Drake is a duke who was deprived of love while growing up and hoped to have plenty of it with his wife. But unfortunately his wife, Charlotte, is a young immature girl who doesn't really understand much about love and marriage. They went through a lot but at the end of the day, they were able to achieve their happily ever after. "I received this book from eBook discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review".
Evonne Hutton
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caught in a marriage of their own making they can not settle!
After all they do not even know one another!
And so it begins....the long road to understanding and real love
Well written with credible characters
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. This is my honest review.
Cayt Lawson
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely! Book 2 did not disappoint!
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The writing was impeccable and the characters without blemish. I received this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily posting this review. This is my honest review.
Irene S
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Drake is ready to start the honeymoon even before they reach his ducal home. Charlotte's has fairy tale thoughts of marriage and finds Drake not as charming as when they courted. Both of them are concerned about the real reason that their spouses married them. What starts as a good story with interesting characters getting to know each other, turns into a bedroom romp about 70% into the book. Near the end of the book, the story changes again with an unneeded conflict. I received a free copy of ...more
Mar 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Alana Bloom
The Duke and the Enchantress is a quick paced, sweet historical romance between two individuals that desire love and understanding. We meet the couple just after their wedding and, despite their nuptials, it is clear that Drake and Charlotte don't know each other or harbor the same expectations for their marriage.

Paullett Golden specializes in creating charmingly flawed characters and she did not disappoint in this latest enchantress novel. Often their realistic thoughts and actions drove me
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Celebrated for her complex characters, realistic conflicts, and sensual love scenes, Paullett Golden puts a spin on historical romance. Her novels, set primarily in Georgian and Regency England with some dabbling in Ireland, Scotland, and France, challenge the norm by involving characters who are loved for their flaws, imperfections, and idiosyncrasies. Her stories show love overcoming adversity. ...more

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