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seriously romantic: my one and only duke by grace burrowes

grace burrowes kicks of a new series with my one and only duke. beginning the story of the wentworth family, the first novel opens in a prison where quinn wentworth prepares for his death by offering his name and legacy as protection to the pregnant, widowed daughter of the prison priest. when his execution is staved and he is discovered to be the heir to a dukedom, he must find his way forward with his young bride.

one of the things that made this story enjoyable to read is that jane is not a useless, damsel in distress. she accepted quinn's help because she needed a way to provide for her child without relying on her meddlesome father or her dead husband's awful family. when they decide to make the marriage work, she needs to figure out her role as a duchess and how to wrangle a life with a duke she never expected to stay with her.

that he does, that they both want to make their marriage of convenience work in spite of the difficulties is telling. from the moment they meet there is that connection, and it's nice to see it grow over the course of the book.

**my one and only duke will publish on november 6, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever) in exchange for my honest review. 

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