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Mystery, Intrigue and Friends to Lovers
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 8, 2022
This is a great start to a new series, The Remington's.. I have read a lot of Ellie's books and always enjoy them. What happens when the only son of a Duke is hated by his father and feels the same for him. Then the Father dies under strange circumstances, and the son inherits one of the wealthiest titles in England, Duke of Warwick. No one would believe he doesn't want it. Except someone who knows him too well. Giles made a reputation that would upset his father, but now is finding it probably wasn't the best choice. The ton see him as a rake and womanizer. He is trying to keep his family safe and together with all the rumors. But his two sisters, Juliana and Prudence had never had anyone tell them what to do and with his mother, Elizabeth and His grandmother rule the house. Emma has been Juliana best friend since they were little. She is at the Remington's house more them her own. She knows Giles from what has been written about him. He is too handsome and charming to not win over all the ladies he could want. She has never had a true loving family and decided long ago to marry for love or not at all. She is happiest in the garden, playing in the dirt, planting, planning gardens ect.
Everything changes when Juliana fails to meet her for their walk. She is missing and when Giles and her work together to try and find her they spend a lot of time together. He likes her outspokenness and that she doesn't kiss up to him like most women. She gets to see a side of him that few know, the feelings, hurt and love for his sisters and family. As they try to find Juliana, solve who is out to harm the family and they become more then friends. These two will have a lot to go thru with danger at their heels all the way. There are many secrets and twist and turns till the end.
I gave this book four starts, not because of the story, which is wonderful. You will not want to put it down, but for the ending. I was so disappointed. It is not a true cliff hanger, as Giles and Emma stories has an ending but there is no answer as to who is still after Juliana or what really happened to their father. I have a bad feeling that each of the other books in this series will have endings for the couple but the mystery will not end till the last book !!
The story is a great one and book two is already out with book three out later this year.
This is a steamy, love story for those who like to know...