Cocky Duke by Annabelle Anders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mrs. Ambrosia Bloomington, now a widow, is ready to start a new life amongst Mayfair elites without the overarching reach of her late husband, Mr. Harrison Bloomington. With her trunks loaded safely onto her own private carriage, she’s ready to face the world as an independent woman in Regency London.
She does not, however, bargain for cocksure Frenchman, Mr. Charles Cochran Bateman coming along and turning her very ordinary journey into the adventure of a lifetime.
She does not bargain for his laughter, his enthusiasm, nor his Joie de vie.
And blast and fiddlesticks, she certainly is not expecting to experience the sparks that charge the air between them.
And, it seems, apparently, neither is he…
Cocky Duke was my first in the long list to come of Cocky Hero Club stories, which the books are set in the world of the Cocky Series by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. Anders based her on Cocky Bastard. This was my first by Anders, but I’m sure it won’t be the last as I’m not really into historical romance. Anders made me rethink that. Made a non-believer into a believer that anything is possible. I’m trying to figure out how to write this review without giving too much away.
It’s a great read with very entertaining characters. Ambrosia and Charles had an immediate attraction. Then the adventure begins for them. I loved the slow burn and the banter between the characters. It was such a great way to see the Cocky Bastard again. If you loved Vi and Penelope’s Cocky Bastard, you’re going to love Annabelle Ander’s, Cocky Duke!
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