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The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress by Erica Ridley

The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (The Dukes of War #2)

Author: Erica Ridley
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: March 2, 2015
Rating: ♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5 cups
Review:
This is the second book in the Duke of War series by Erica Ridley and this was one funny and witty take on how to go about becoming someone's mistress, especially since you have no idea what you are doing. The character of Jane was so lovable, she who loves books but would also like to experience something beyond that. But for her the term invisible Jane seems stuck like glue. She may behave irrationally but no one notices much less remember who she is. So what better way to experience a passionate and carnal affair than right about now? And she just knows the perfect person to have it. Xavier has just recovered from his catatonic state but because of his traumatic experience with war, he prefers his isolated abode to the bon ton. When he opens the door to welcome his servants back what he gets instead is an attractive bluestocking determined to start an affair with him. What is a gentleman to do, why fend of her advances of course! Despite her being delectable and oh so tempting. The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress was a short but a very engaging and funny read. The characters are so entertaining and well developed you get why they're behaving in such a manner but it doesn't give you that angsty or overly melodramatic feel. This is definitely an enjoyable read.

Synopsis:

Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the Beau Monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed...

Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?

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