Synopsis:Chloe Wynchester is completely forgettable—a curse that gives her the ability to blend into any crowd. When the only father she’s ever known makes a dying wish for his adopted family of orphans to recover a missing painting, she’s the first one her siblings turn to for stealing it back. No one expects that in doing so, she’ll also abduct a handsome duke.
Lawrence Gosling, the Duke of Faircliffe, is tortured by his father’s mistakes. To repair his estate’s ruined reputation, he must wed a highborn heiress. Yet when he finds himself in a carriage being driven hell-for-leather down the cobblestone streets of London by a beautiful woman who refuses to heed his commands, he fears his heart is hers. But how can he sacrifice his family’s legacy to follow true love?
Review:Thank you Forever Publishing and the author for sending along a stunning finished copy of The Duke Heist in exchange for an honest review.
This is a book that went onto my immediate TBR the minute that I read the synopsis. I am a huge fan of heist stories in fantasies and was so excited to give it a try in a historical fiction setting. I will admit that the heist part of the book was a bit of a letdown. I was expecting way more action and maneuvering than we got. In fact, I was pretty bored through the first half of this book. I just couldn’t get into it and nothing was making me really want to pick it up.
The Duke Heist really finds its stride at about the halfway point and once I hit it I was completely hooked. The romance in this is SO good, and I think that this book handled the second half conflict VERY well in a way that didn’t bog down the story or make me roll my eyes. The strongest thing for me with this book is the sibling relationship and characters. I absolutely adored every single one of the siblings and felt like I really knew them. I cannot wait for the next book!
I ended up giving this book 4⭐️ and will definitely be picking up the next installment when it releases this Fall.