{1797 Club Review} The Silent Duke by @JessMichaels

Posted November 12, 2017 by Lindsey in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

{1797 Club Review} The Silent Duke by @JessMichaelsThe Silent Duke (The 1797 Club, #4) by Jess Michaels
Published by The Passionate Pen on November 14th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance
Source: Netgalley
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Born mute, Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow was abused by his wicked father and wretched younger brothers until an uncle swept in to save the day. Still, he carries the scars of his past with him, including a terrible belief that perhaps a “person like him” truly doesn’t deserve the title his uncle fought so hard for him to earn.

Recently widowed Charlotte may be the proper Countess of Portsmith to Society, but when she is around Ewan, she still feels like the enraptured little girl who met him decades before when her brother was best friends with him and his cousin.

A planned trip to spend Christmas with their families at Ewan’s estate reunites the old friends. But when a storm keeps the others from arriving on time, Charlotte decides to stop living in fear and pursue the man she has desired and loved her entire life. Ewan cannot resist her seduction, but he fears giving in to his heart. Especially when the family that disposed of him returns and threatens not only his life, but that of the woman he loves.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When his own father abused him because of the simple fact that he was mute, Ewan Hoffstead was taken in by his aunt and uncle who taught him how to be a wonderful duke. Along with his friends from The 1797 Club, Ewan became a magnificent Duke of Donburrow, loved by his tenants and friends. Especially, long time friend Charlotte.

Charlotte spent a great deal of her childhood with her brother’s silent friend, Ewan. They even made up their own way of communicating through hand signals. When she finally confessed her love for him, Ewan broke her heart. She went on to marry and become the Countess of Portsmith. The marriage was short-lived, now a widow out of mourning, she is going to try again to win Ewan’s heart.

When Charlotte arrives first for a holiday house party at Ewan’s estate, she barely beats a horrible storm with major flooding. The rest of the party cannot get to the estate and Charlotte is left alone to seduce the man she loves.

The fourth book in The 1797 Club series is just as thrilling and passionate as the other three with it’s own special twist on the friends to lovers troupe. Charlotte never once saw Ewan’s mutism as a hinderance, in fact, I believe that only made him more special to her. Ewan’s feelings for the beguiling Charlotte are evident, but he refuses to see a future between them due to his fear of passing his mutism on to a child. Charlotte has a difficult time convincing Ewan what they have will overcome any obstacle they will face. Men are stubborn and it takes more than a little prodding to get Ewan to see the beautiful future he can have with the woman he loves. Through twists, turns, and vengeful relatives, Ewan and Charlotte find the happily ever after they’ve been craving all their lives.

The 1797 Club Series

The Daring Duke – James Rylon, Duke of Abernathe

Read my review HERE!

Her Favorite Duke – Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood 

Read my review HERE!

The Broken Duke – Graham Everly, Duke of Northfields

Read my review HERE!

The Silent Duke – Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow – November 2017

The Duke of Nothing – Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield – January 2018

The Undercover Duke – Lucas Vincent, Duke of Willowy – March 2018

The Duke of Hearts – Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndall – May 2018

The Duke Who Lied – Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow – August 2018

The Duke of Desire – Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford – October 2018

The Last Duke – Christopher Collins, Duke of Kingsacre – November 2018

For more info on the series, go http://www.1797club.com and join the club!

About Jess Michaels

USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.

When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).


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