Review: Dancing with the Duke – Suzanna Medeiros

Posted 10 January, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: Dancing with the Duke – Suzanna MedeirosDancing with the Duke by Suzanna Medeiros
Series: Landing a Lord #0.5
Published by Selfpublished on 17 December 2012
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Pages: 60
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Freebie
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3 Stars

Dancing with the Duke is a short prequel novella to the Landing a Lord series.

She's loved him for years...
Charlotte Grant can't remember a time when she didn't love her best friend's older brother.

He's never noticed her...
The Duke of Clarington hadn't spared a thought for his sister's friend in years.

Their situations are about to be reversed...
It is the beginning of a new Season and Clarington intends to stay away from all the young ladies and eager mamas hoping to ensnare a duke. But that plan falls into tatters when his mother sponsors his sister's friend and enlists him to dance with her at Almack's. The beautiful vixen he meets that night bears little resemblance to the shy, gangly girl who used to follow him around. Now, instead of avoiding Charlotte, he finds himself frustrated when she seems to notice everyone but him.

Dancing with the Duke is a short, sweet historical romance that whetted my appetite for more of the Landing a Lord series.

My Dancing with the Duke review:

With only 60 pages, Dancing with the Duke is a very short and quick read, but it still managed to have some tension, romance and a few misunderstandings over the span of the story. As usual when I read a novella, I really wish this story was a little longer, because it seems to me that both Alex and Charlotte are characters worth getting to know much better than Dancing with the Duke allowed for.

The setting was great, the London season, and Charlotte was there to find a husband – but not just any old husband. She has had her eyes on Alex since she was a very young girl, but he only saw her as the gawky best friend of his much younger sister. Now, though, she is all grown up, and unaware of how beautiful she has become. There is lots of romantic tension between Charlotte and Alex throughout Dancing with the Duke, and I would have enjoyed reading more about them.

Some Dancing with the Duke quotes:

At two and twenty, Charlotte would be older than most of the other girls taking the first steps into society, so his sister had argued that the full backing of the Clarington family was needed to make her debut a successful one.

Instead of blushing, however, she smiled. No, smiling was too tame a word to describe her radiance. She lit up the room.ย 

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Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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6 responses to “Review: Dancing with the Duke – Suzanna Medeiros

  1. Not really got along with novellas so far. I just know that, like you, I’ll reach the end feeling slightly unsatisfied that it didn’t last just a little bit longer. I don’t want the pain!!! LOL ๐Ÿ˜› But this one sounds quite good, I have to admit. Thanks for posting, Lexxi!

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    • Yeah, I agree, I always want more… However, I have all these free or very cheap novellas on my kindle, and one of my resolutions for 2015 is to actually read them ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by, Ramona.

  2. Sometimes, novellas can be just the thing – if I don’t have a lot of time, and the novella is well done, I’ll fee utterly satisfied ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great Sunday, iza ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed this one even if you wish it’d been longer in length, Lexxie. I typically have the same issue with novellas, as you know. But I’m glad it made you curious enough to want to continue in the series. I do like the sound of it and I’m sooo enjoying reading HR! (I finished Lord Wastrel this weekend – fantastic!!)

    **BIG HUGS**

    • Yeah, I’m so greedy! I always want more ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy you enjoyed Lord Wastrel, Brandee ๐Ÿ™‚ *BIG HUGS*

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