Sunday, April 26, 2009
I found Kathryn Caskie through the Romance Novel TV forum, which is no longer available now because they decided to use blogging instead, and when I went to her website I read about her Royle Sisters Trilogy. I instantly knew that I had to find those books and read them. Well I went to the Barnes & Noble website and found that the first book in the series was not in the bookstore close to me but the second and third were. So I decided to buy them online instead so I would get them all together. I'm glad that I bought them because they are great books that I enjoyed reading. I like reading historical romances especially when they involve a big mystery having to do with historical figures but twisted around to make it believable even though its not. This series is about triplet sisters who maybe the actual "secret" daughters of the prince regent of England and there is also so much scandal and mystery intangled with this story that the sisters feel that they have to find out. Mary Royle is the oldest of the triplets and the one that has chosen the man she is going to marry now that they are in England searching for titled gentlemen to marry.
Why is the notorious Duke of Blackstone ruining Mary’s well-laid plans to marry his brother, the handsome Viscount Wetherly? Well that is a understandable question because Mary has really set her mind to marry Rogan's, Duke of Blackstone, brother after seeing him at the park various times. Every time she turns a corner, he is there—tantalizing her, teasing her…and the more she tries to ignore him, the more insistent he becomes. Rogan has a plan that he has set in motion to save his brother from marrying a title hungry Mary even though he hasn't gotten to know her well enough to pass any judgments. Mary knows she must make an advantageous marriage, but survey Blackstone is the wrong man for her...isn’t he? Well while Mary is wondering why Rogan doesn't want her marrying his brother Rogan is puttin his plan to work because he is not about to let his brother become bewitched by some wily blueblood pretender…even one as deliciously tempting as Mary. But until she came along, no woman has ever resisted his smooth well-practiced seductions so could it be that he’s actually fallen in love with this infuriating chit.
Well Mary and Rogan's journey to falling in love is a very entertaining story because they are such strong, independent and stubborn people who want something and will do what they must to achieve it. The Royle secret about the triplets possibly being princesses and the supposed daughters of the Prince Regent gives this series a very exciting twist that I really enjoyed find more about. I really enjoyed getting to know Mary Royle because as the oldest triplet she feels responsible for her younger sisters and wants to make a titled marriage so they could have doors to the ton opened to them. I think Rogan is just the man for Mary because even though he is thought of as a blackhearted rogue deep down he is a decent gentleman in search of the woman who is out there waiting for him. I really got into this novel and I had fun getting to know Mary's younger sisters Anne and Elizabeth that when I finished reading this novel I was looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I give this book 3.5 Open Books:
Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
HOW TO SEDUCE A DUKE $ 6.99 (Book 1)(340 Pages)
What happens when London’s most scandalous duke decides to seduce a proper young lady?
Who are the Royle sisters? All of London is gossiping about the beautiful triplets who’ve taken the ton by storm. Their slightly scandalous behavior is the subject of gossip and it’s whispered that they may be the “secret” daughters of the highest prince in the land…As for the oldest, Mary, she certainly has learned…
HOW TO SEDUCE A DUKE
Why is the notorious Duke of Blackstone ruining Mary’s well-laid plans to marry his brother, the handsome Viscount Wetherly? Every time she turns a corner, he is there—tantalizing her, teasing her…and the more she tries to ignore him, the more insistent he becomes. Mary knows she must make an advantageous marriage, but survey Blackstone is the wrong man for her. Isn’t he?
Blackstone is not about to let his brother become bewitched by some wily blueblood pretender…even one as deliciously tempting as Mary. But until she came along, no woman has ever resisted his smooth well-practiced seductions. Could it be that he’s actually fallen in love with this infuriating chit?

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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre.
 
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