A Year Without a Duke
The duke has died. Long live the duke! The only problem is no one knows who the new Duke of Beckworth is. All of England wonders, but no one more so than the people who depend upon Beckworth for their livelihood. In 1816, a year so cold that the word "summer" is a cruel joke, that livelihood is even more uncertain. However, they are all about to find out, with the duke away, there is nothing more warming than scandal and love...
Forbidden in February, book 2
Robert Milton's future as the valet to the Duke of Beckworth is uncertain. His employer has died, leaving no heir in sight. When Robert's mother also dies, he discovers that her companion has taken over her household.
Isabel Durham's dream of gaining her independence is almost a reality, but her cousin is determined to see her married to a wealthy but much-older man. Robert's arrival in London is the answer to her prayers. Neither can deny the very real attraction sizzling between them and if he ruins her, she'll be free of the unwanted marriage.
But Robert's very existence has proven to him that romantic entanglements are to be avoided at all costs. His desire for Isabel could cost him the one thing he's vowed never to lose--his heart.
Other books in the series:
A YEAR WITHOUT A DUKE...
Book 1: JILTED IN JANUARY by Kate Pearce;
Book 2: FORBIDDEN IN FEBRUARY by Suzanna Medeiros;
Book 3: SEDUCED IN SEPTEMBER by Genevieve Turner;
Book 4: AN AFFAIR IN AUTUMN by Jennifer Haymore;
Book 5: A DUKE BY DECEMBER by Sabrina Darby
About the Author
Suzanna Medeiros was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her love for the written word led her to pursue a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Education degree, but graduated at a time when no teaching jobs were available. After working at a number of interesting places, including a federal inquiry, a youth probation office, and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, she decided to pursue her first love - writing.
Suzanna is married to her own hero and is the proud mother of twin daughters. She is an avowed romantic who enjoys spending her days writing love stories.
She would like to thank her parents for showing her that "love at first" sight and "happily ever after" really do exist.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Like this book. Muchbut not as good as buk "fondled in February" Too many characters Five stars!!!!
I find there is beauty in simple things. Forbidden in February has the makings of a beautiful love story but getting to that happy ended proved complicated. Suzanna Medeiros invites us into the slowly developing romance of Robert and Isabel. Love holds no appeal for either. Isabel likes making her own choices and Robert has seen the havoc that emotional vulnerability can do. He is living proof that love is a flaw not a reward. But Robert is intrigued by the independent woman and is confused by his developing feelings. Can these wounded souls trust their hearts and take a chance on love? A slow start proved a negative but that righted itself along the way.
Robert, the valet to the Duke of Beckworth, is in limbo waiting to find out whether or not the new duke will need his services as a valet when he learns that his mother has died. He heads off to settle her affairs and finds much more than he bargained for not only at the solicitors but in his mother’s home. Isabel has been the companion of Robert’s mother and is at loose ends waiting to find out what will happen when Robert arrives. Robert has expectations for his future that are suddenly turned topsy-turvy when Isabel comes into his life. Thank you to NetGalley and CrushStar Multimedia LLC for the copy of this delightful novella to read and review. I am eager to read the third installment and am intrigued to find out, eventually, who the new Duke of Beckworth will be.
This is book 2 in A Year Without a Duke series, a multi-author series. Not knowing what his future holds, Robert Milton, travels to London to settle his deceased mother's estate. He didn't count on finding a beautiful woman hanging around his mother's home. Isabel Durham had been the companion to Robert's mother for the last year. Trying to determine what to do with her life, she decides to stay until Robert takes care of the estate. Getting a letter from her uncle telling her she must marry, Isabel approaches Robert with the idea to ruin her. She wants time to figure out her life and if ruined the man picked out for her won't want her. But what happens when the two of them realize that they won't more than one night together? This is the second book of five that tells the story of the residents of the Duke of Beckworth's estate. Having read all 5 of them, I would definitely recommend reading them all together, although they could each be read as stand alone. I enjoyed this short story by Medeiros. The attraction between Robert and Isabel was there from the beginning and it couldn't be denied by either off them, no matter how hard they tried. Two people who didn't want to get married, find that with the right person, marriage is just what they were looking for. Thanks go out to the author via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
This story is the second in the Year Without a Duke series, a romantic novella about Robert,the valet to the Duke of Beckworth (and therefore currently without a position as the Duke has passed away with no clear successor) and Isabel, a woman who was his mother's companion in the year before she passed away. He's come to make headway of his mother's estate and finds Isabel to be an attractive woman who is in a spot of trouble, wishing to avoid a marriage of convenience her cousin is foisting upon her. I liked the two of them together as they quickly become friends and then more. It's a case of insta-love here, but the setting is well drawn and the story was entertaining and a quick read. 3.5 stars.
Nice short story