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The Texan Duke by Karen Ranney
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did not like it
bookshelves: dnf, not-for-me-personally

** spoiler alert ** This didn't have what I was looking for. The duke sells his Scottish estate and goes back to Texas. The end. What the F ? I HATED this mixing of a cowboy/rancher with a duke/nobleman tale. I didn't enjoy this at all. I honestly thought the new duke would stay in Scotland embrace his new destiny and help the people of his clan. Nope. Around the middle of the novel I realized that this was heading for the ending I didn't want so I skipped to the end and yes, the guy sold his estate and returned with the heroine to Texas. I want to read about a duke who stays as a duke, for fucks sake. I had serious problems with his selling off of the estate in Scotland. Weren't these primary aristocratic estates supposed to be entailed?

On the plus side, the H was a wonderful man ( aside from not wanting to be a duke ). He was not a rake, he was handsome and he fell into insta-love with the heroine. The heroine was also wonderful. I suppose I could have easily loved this novel IF he had decided to remain a duke.

The ONE good thing about this novel was the HOT male model on the cover. That guy's like a cross between Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer. I really should not be rushing to read novels just because there's a hot guy on the cover ...
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Reading Progress

November 13, 2017 – Shelved
November 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
December 7, 2017 – Shelved as: dnf
October 7, 2018 – Shelved as: not-for-me-personally

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message 1: by Vintage (new)

Vintage What! Heroes and heroines should never go back to the States. Even Texas which is awesome especially the Hill Country, for the most part. Still. They couldn't commute.


message 2: by Ivy (new) - rated it 1 star

Ivy H Lol. I admit I was so spoiled on reading tons of romances with dukes before I read this one, that I really wanted him not to get rid of his Scottish estate. But he was a cowboy tried and true; the guy even brought his own Texan saddle with him from home all the way to Scotland.


message 3: by Vintage (new)

Vintage I'd love to see that on a hunt.


message 4: by Ivy (new) - rated it 1 star

Ivy H : ) He'd probably cause all the aristocrats to fall down in a dead faint. I think the author would have written a better novel if she had taken this hero and written a story about him that's based on him on his Texan ranch.He really was one of the nicest heroes and he was so damned hot. It was interesting seeing his reaction to his new castle and his title. He even let the housekeeper call him by his first name because he fed up of everyone calling him "Your Grace" all the time.


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