Add witty banter to an addictive romance, and finalize it with a bit of drama....

The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister #1) - Courtney Milan

 

“What I mean is that I’m not so foolishly prideful that I’ll disclose everything I’ve learned just because of a little inept needling on your part.”
“Ouch,” he said ruefully. “You accuse me first of jabbing prematurely, and then of inept needling. Take pity on a man’s pride.”
She smiled a little at that and leaned over and patted his hand.
“I’m sorry,” she said sweetly. “I had no notion that you would be so susceptible to the wilting of your…pride.”

 

I've started this series by author Courtney Milan a couple days ago, and i can definitely say that i'm hooked...
First of all, because although the stories are romances at heart, they deal with so much more..
I for instance, am more used to reading about the glamorous side of England's aristocracy and all it's peers. How many ballroom scenes and walks through the Park, hasn't one read, while reading a regency historical romance??
One too many, right?


Not this author.


We are given a glimpse into the social injustices that took place during Industrial Revolution. A time, when some people _ even peers of the realm _ started questioning the absolute rights of a class, compared to their non-existence regarding others: the working one.
Just this part gives more depth, and interest to the story!

 

Then there's the characters....

 

Well, i don't think i ever read a book with such charming, witty and well fleshed characters :) (okay maybe i have...but at the moment i can't remember any!)

How could i not fall head over heals with a male character who mainly falls in love with the heroine because of her brains?? Who admits that she's smarter than him? That appreciates that???
Impossible really.....

 

 

Then Minnie could be another one of a long list of "historical romance" heroines...you know, the ones who are bold, brave, indomitable . Nothing scares them, and the world is theirs to conquer...
Hum, not quite..
She has real problems and she has to deal with them. They don't magically disappear when Robert enters the scene...

Robert and Minnie were beautifully crafted, and their story was delightful to read....especially because the author creates intelligent people who don't dwell too much on drama, before putting their grey cells to work...

Definitely Recommended!!