Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen | Book Review

Posted May 8, 2014 by Zeee in Reviews | 0 Comments

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I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen | Book Review
Title: Redemption of the Duke
Written by Gayle Callen
Series: Brides of Redemption #3
Published by Avon
Publication Date: May 27th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Rating:  Stars

A duke who needs to be tamed . . . a lady who refuses to be rescued.

Adam Chamberlin was the third son of a duke, known for gambling binges and drunken nights. No one expected anything of him . . . until tragedy strikes. Now Adam is the new Duke of Rothford, determined to right the wrongs he's done. Except a secret in his past means helping the one woman who doesn't want his help at all.

It's not every day that a duke introduces himself to a woman sitting by herself in Hyde Park. Faith Cooper is even more surprised when Adam offers her a position as a lady's companion to his elderly aunt. Faith refuses to be beholden to a man again—certainly not this man, who both infuriates and attracts her. But with passion simmering between them, will Faith surrender to forbidden desire?

My Thoughts

“Disappointing.  Blah and boring.”

I was extremely disappointed with this story.  I enjoyed previous Gayle Callen books but this was tedious and just plain boring.

Although Adam Chamberlin, the Duke of Rothford was intriguing, he became dull and not likable early in the story.  I also did not relate to Faith at all and did not warm up to her immediately which is an odd thing for me.

I also had bad vibes with this book since I have read unsatisfactory reviews on this so far but I still forced myself to read it and waited until the last possible day to review it.

All in all, the story was just uninteresting and boring.  Both main characters where just blah and stereotypical and I did not see any spark between them.   I also really did not think much of Adam despite him trying to right all the wrongs that he did.

I am also unable to rate the heat level because I did not even get to that part yet.


About Gayle Callen

A USA Today Bestselling author, Gayle Callen writes historical romances for Avon Books. Her latest novel, The Groom Wore Plaid, was published in March 2016.

Named the “Notable New Author of 1999,” Gayle has also won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, finaled in the National Readers’ Choice Awards and was a nominee for the RT Book Reviews Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She also writes contemporary romance as Emma Cane.


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