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My Last Duchess by Eloisa James is a winter vibes historical romance novella and the prequel to The Wildes of Lindow Castle series (4/5)

My Last Duchess by Eloisa James
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My Last Duchess is a historical romance novella by Eloisa James, and the prequel to The Wildes of Lindow Castle series. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at a little over five and a half hours and is narrated by Susan Duerden.

Hugo Wilde, Duke of Lindow, has eight children but no wife at the moment as his second left their children behind when she ran off with another man, prompting their divorce. When he attends an event seeking a women who could mother his children, he is struck by Ophelia and thinks she is the one. However, she is not interested in a castle or more children, and declines his offer. But can he change her mind?

I had fun with this, and it was a quick listen! It’s got big winter vibes as there’s a snowstorm the night they meet, and later on they both take their respective children to a winter festival.

It made me really happy to see two people who really loved and doted on their children were able to find each other in a society where children were often thought better unseen and unheard.

There’s a few steamy scenes. Another thing that was nice to see was how good they both were at communicating with each other (aside from the main conflict of the book). Please excuse me while I go binge the rest of the series, now.

Tropes in this book include: instalove, hero is widower, hero is divorced, heroine is widow, men who love children

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