The Other Duke by Jess Michaels

The Other Duke


Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Notorious Flynns #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the author


  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Passionate Pen (January 13, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


January 13, 2015

*From the Author’s website*

The Notorious Flynns, Book 1

For years Serafina McPhee has been engaged to marry the heir to the Duke of Hartholm and for almost as long, she has been struggling to find a way out of that engagement. When he suddenly dies, she does not mourn but thrills at the idea that she will be free. Unfortunately, best laid plans go awry when the next in line for the title, her intended’s cousin, Raphael “Rafe” Flynn is forced to take over the engagement. But Serafina knows Rafe’s reputation as a libertine and wants nothing to do with him, either, even if he is devastatingly handsome.

She proposes an arrangement: she will agree to the marriage and provide Rafe with his heir and spare. Once she has done her duty, he will let her go. Rafe is intrigued both by her beauty and by her utter disgust with the idea of being his bride. Women normally fall at his feet, not cringe away from him. However, since their arranged marriage is not something he can escape, he agrees to her terms.

But when he finds out on their wedding night the truth about her torture at the hands of his predecessor, he finds himself driven not just to fulfill his bargain with his new bride, but to introduce her to desire. While they move closer together, surrendering to wicked pleasures, dangerous emotions may violate every agreement they’ve made.

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#1 in “The Notorious Flynns” series and what a beginning! I have been patiently waiting for this title and was not disappointed. Fast paced with romance, suspicion, mistrust, betrayal, a bit of suspense,and lots of passion. WOW! All any Historical Romance could want in a Romance book. The hero/heroine are both enjoyable, while, a bit predictable, they where both endearing as well as engaging. Engaging the reader in a story of desire, passion and the vulnerable of finding love in the least expected place.
Meet, Raphael “Rafe” Flynn, the new Duke of Hartholm, and Serafina McPhee’s, her intended’s cousin. Serafina thinks everything is fine now as her intended is dead, but atlas, things go awry, and Rafe finds himself engaged to Serafina and ready to show her how good desire and pleasure can be between a man and a woman.

Well written with Ms. Michaels’ usual aplomb and engaging characters. The storyline is intriguing as well as satisfying. The passion between Rafe and Serafina is passionate, and tasteful. Just when their love is beginning to bloom, trouble, comes a’calling. Someone is out to destroy the new Duke and his betrothed. A very enjoyable and satisfying read from beginning to end. I can hardly wait until the next “The Notorious Flynn” installment. Well done, Ms. Michaels! I love this author’s writing and “The Other Duke” was no exception. Ms. Michaels is an amazing storyteller. I would highly recommend “The Other Duke” to any romance reader, rather Historical reader or not. A deliciously wicked tale with a few twists and turns.

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More