Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Brothers Sinister #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

  • Series: The Brothers Sinister
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Femtopress; 1.1 edition (September 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937248283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937248284


Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don’t get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he’s up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he’s determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match…

The books in the Brothers Sinister series:
½. The Governess Affair (prequel novella)
1. The Duchess War
1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War)
2. The Heiress Effect

Coming soon:
3. The Countess Conspiracy
4. The Mistress Rebellion


THE DUCHESS WAR by Courtney Milan is an exquisite Regency Historical Romance set in 1863 London. #1 in “The Brothers Sinister” series. What a beginning. With secrets, lies, betrayal, and love you can’t go wrong with “The Duchess War”. Fast paced and filled with passion. Follow Miss Minerva Lane,a wallflower who has a secret and Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont,with a secret of his own on a journey of discovery of trust, the power of love, and the passion of desire. Life is hard, as Minnie learned at an early age and his determined to remain unnoticed, but can she? Not if Robert can help it, he finds her intelligent, and sexy.  Robert learned his lesson will from his notorious father, he is determined not to be the man his father was. But his secret could destroy the very people he loves and trusts the most, his bastard brother and his scandalous cousin. Scandalously delicious! I wanted more as these two lovers learn to trust each other and let the past be where it belongs, in the past as they move forward with their love and passion. A must read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More