Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: A Captain's Order - A Duke's Command

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

A Captain's Order - A Duke's Command
Tamara Gill
Release Date:
January 24, 2011
Noble Romance
Word Count:
approx. 11,000
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Lady Eloise Bartholomew's trip to Australia on the shirttails of her adventurous brother ends in tragedy when he dies from a fever. But with the conventions of English society suspended on the high seas, she finds passion and excitement in the arms of a rugged ship's captain—only to be dumped back into the ton, still burning from the fire ignited in her and the loss of the only man she could ever love.

More at home on his ship than dallying with the ton, Gabriel Lyons, now the Duke of Dale, intended never to set foot in London again. But when an elder brother dies, and the woman who claimed his heart over his love for the ocean brings him home, he knows he has to face the secrets of his past. He can only pray their love will survive the scandal that sent him away, the lies he has told her, and the duel he must fight for his honor and her hand. 

Laura’s Review:

This is the second Naughty Nibble by Tamara Gill that I have had the pleasure to read.  Again I loved it.  Again it was HOT.  Again, the characters were unique.  I, for one, cannot wait for more of Ms. Gill’s work to be published so that I can read them.

This was a Naughty Nibble, so it was a really quick read (only 33 pages).  Just in case the blurb for the book doesn’t spark your interest, here are four things you should know before diving into this one:

1. There’s a sea captain turned reluctant Duke.
2. There is an independent and saucy heroine who doesn’t have a problem with being independent and saucy.  And maybe a little bit on the wanton side.
3.  Carriage sex.  (One of my favorite things in Regency era books.)
4.  A duel to avenge a woman’s honor.

Each of these traits makes this book worth reading (and rereading and rereading some more).  Gill somehow manages to develop characters, develop a plot, and create some intense physical chemistry in 33 pages.  It’s astounding, and definitely something that will keep me reading Tamara Gill’s books for a long time to come.

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  1. Thank you, Laura for the wonderful review. You made my day. :-))

  2. You're very welcome! I meant it when I said I can't wait to read more. I love your style.