A Duke Like No Other

A Duke Like No Other

General Mark Grimaldi is devoted to his service for the Crown, risking his life and giving up everything for his career. The political promotion he's always wanted is now within his reach, but he needs to convince his estranged wife to return to England and play the role of happy bride in order for him to get the position. Nicole Huntington Grimaldi has spent the past ten y General Mark Grimaldi is devoted to his service for the Crown, risking his life and giving up everything for his care...

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Title:A Duke Like No Other
Author:Valerie Bowman
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1250121736
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:353 pages pages

A Duke Like No Other Reviews

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    May 01, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

  • Jeanette
    May 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

    This is the first book I have read by Valerie Bowman, and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to thank the publisher for giving me a chance to read prior to release. I was gifted an advance reader copy, via Net-Galley, and this review is my unbiased opinion of this novel. A Duke Like No ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. After reading several other book genres lately I have to admit that I was in the mood for a good historical romance and this book so did not let me down. As book nine in the...

    General Mark Grimaldi had given up everything in the name of service to His Majesty. Even relationships. He was eager to be promoted to Home Secretary and that opportunity had finally arrived. But his superiors have one condition. They don?t want a bachelor but someone settled. A fa...

    3.5 stars This was a super sweet second chance romance that I really enjoyed! (And you know me, I?m ALL FOR second chance romances.) A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER features a resilient heroine who defies society?s norms, a secretive hero who?s aiming to become the head of spies in Engla...

    This was a very enjoyable historical romance and one that I started to read before going to sleep. Needless to say that my dreams were quite pleasant for once. I really must read the previous books in this series. There are many reviews giving one an insight about this book, that i...

  • Kimberly
    Apr 21, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

  • Lover of Romance
    Sep 08, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

  • Mary Gramlich
    Mar 11, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

  • Andrea
    Mar 12, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

  • Valerie Bowman
    Oct 03, 2017

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

  • Stacee
    Apr 08, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

  • Vikki Vaught
    Apr 25, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

    This is the first book I have read by Valerie Bowman, and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to thank the publisher for giving me a chance to read prior to release. I was gifted an advance reader copy, via Net-Galley, and this review is my unbiased opinion of this novel. A Duke Like No ...

  • Jayasree B
    Apr 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

  • Alison
    Mar 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

  • Michelle Cunliffe
    Mar 14, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

  • Sionna
    Apr 17, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    Mar 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

  • Jultri
    Mar 08, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

  • Tanya Sridhar
    Aug 29, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

  • Tracy Emro
    May 02, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

  • Carvanz
    Apr 26, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

  • Melanie
    May 01, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    May 01, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

  • Aila
    Apr 16, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

    This is the first book I have read by Valerie Bowman, and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to thank the publisher for giving me a chance to read prior to release. I was gifted an advance reader copy, via Net-Galley, and this review is my unbiased opinion of this novel. A Duke Like No ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. After reading several other book genres lately I have to admit that I was in the mood for a good historical romance and this book so did not let me down. As book nine in the...

    General Mark Grimaldi had given up everything in the name of service to His Majesty. Even relationships. He was eager to be promoted to Home Secretary and that opportunity had finally arrived. But his superiors have one condition. They don?t want a bachelor but someone settled. A fa...

    3.5 stars This was a super sweet second chance romance that I really enjoyed! (And you know me, I?m ALL FOR second chance romances.) A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER features a resilient heroine who defies society?s norms, a secretive hero who?s aiming to become the head of spies in Engla...

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    May 04, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

  • Jessica Robbins
    May 04, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

    This is the first book I have read by Valerie Bowman, and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to thank the publisher for giving me a chance to read prior to release. I was gifted an advance reader copy, via Net-Galley, and this review is my unbiased opinion of this novel. A Duke Like No ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. After reading several other book genres lately I have to admit that I was in the mood for a good historical romance and this book so did not let me down. As book nine in the...

  • alexis
    Mar 11, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

  • Maida
    May 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

  • Barbara Rogers
    Apr 30, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

  • Debbie Brown
    Apr 01, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

  • Caitlyn Lynch
    May 05, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

  • Rosaline
    Mar 15, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

  • Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
    Apr 10, 2018

    3 A failure to communicate Stars A Duke Like No Other was my first time reading Valerie Bowman. Although I enjoyed this book, there were a few things that didn't work for me. I love second chance love stories, but the reason for the separation has to be a good one for it to wor...

    In the mood for a good ole historical. Hoping for some bodice-ripping. ...

    General Mark Grimaldi is ambitious and shooting for the position of Home Secretary after years of serving his country during the Napoleon War and afterwards working for the Home Office. However, the preference is for the incoming Home Secretary to be a settled, married man. How conveni...

    3.5 stars "Sometimes life calls upon us to be the things we never thought we were meant to be." My first Valerie Bowman book, and certainly not my least. Seems I missed out on some pretty fun (if slightly far-fetched if the other books are all like this) stories here! I really li...

    ***3.5 STARS*** Series: Playful Brides #9 Publication Date: 5/1/18 I was so excited and looking forward to reading this book because it sounded like it would be something unique. I really liked the story, but I am all over the place on what my rating should be. This is another o...

    I loved the idea of this synopsis and couldn?t wait to get started on this one. Nicole and Mark are great MCs. She?s sassy and strong and he?s stubborn and charming. Together they know how to push each other?s buttons and do it frequently. Their beginning banter and strateg...

    A Duke Like No Other was an absolute delight from start to finish with amazing characters and a wonderful romance. With the promotion General Mark Grimaldi has been working towards his entire life finally within reach, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Even if that means ...

    Mark is finally going to get everything he set out to acheive when he joined the military. Without using his family name and connections he's proven himself on his own merit. Now the only thing standing in his way is his estranged wife. His superiors think a settled man would be the be...

    General Mark Grimaldi is the grandson of a Duke, but his mother was disowned for marrying an Italian Catholic and so he has always had a dislike of the aristocracy. He married Nicole Huntington 10 years ago, thinking she was an aristocrat who loved him as the poor soldier he was then. ...

    I love reunited lovers. Sigh. ...

    A Duke Like No Other has been on my radar for quite awhile. Anything to do with Estranged Spouses are an instant 'yes' for me. Picking up this one was a no brainer. I liked the bare bones of A Duke Like No Other. Of course, there was the Estranged Spouses thing, but there was also ...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin General Mark Grimaldi, spymaster extraordinaire, has worked his way up the ranks and is now on the cusp of obtaining the promotion he has dedicated his life to achieving. There?s just one problem: his superiors want Britain?s new Home Secre...

    Mark has dedicated his life to his work. First as a soldier, a spy, and now it his goal to become the Home Secretary. It?s all within his grasp until he?s informed he won?t be considered without proving he?s a family man and must present a wife. That?s going to be tricky beca...

    A Duke Like No Other is my first read by Valerie Bowman. I liked the premise of an estranged married couple forced back together again. Mark and Nicole fell head over heels in love ten years previous to the present story. They married quickly, but due to a misunderstanding they parted ...

    2.5/5 Stars. Read half of this on the plane and then finished the rest at night. In a way a good vacation read, It didn't require me to think too much. The story is pretty easy to follow, but the general lack of communication is why I am not giving this a higher rating. If I'd r...

    I'm the first to admit that you really have to suspend disbelief about a lot of this plot. However, it's a fun, engaging story with a very likeable hero and heroine. The aforementioned hero is General Mark Grimaldi. He's an accomplished spy who's served his country admirably for yea...

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. *May Contain Spoilers* A Duke Like No Other is the ninth b...

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Playful Brides series. General Mark Grimaldi wants nothing more than to be Home Secretary and it appears that he is a shoe in for the position, but there might be a snag - Lord Tottenham, the man making the decision wants a family man for the...

    A Duke Like No Other was an easy read for me. This was my reward book for every chapter I finished while copy-editing my WIP. I enjoyed the early chapters' setting of France and the sparks that flew between Mark and Nicole. I appreciate the twist of them being already married and havin...

    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* It is good to know that I haven't truly burnt out on historical romances even though I binge read so many a few months ago. I'm still not interested in reading more, but I was still able to enjoy this one. ...

    A Duke Like No Other is a second chance romance. It was a lovely read and was quickly devoured in a few hours. Like any second chance romance, there is the why and what for elements. The flashbacks and the happy endings are guaranteed. This is also my firstValerie Bowman book. The...

    A DUKE LIKE NO OTHER by Valerie Bowman is book Nine in the Playful Brides series. This is the story of General Mark Grimald and Nicole Huntington Grimaldi. Mark might be the grandson of a Duke but he made himself what he is today. Working toward further goals he needs to reclaim his...

    Love will always tear down the walls you build around your heart Mark Grimaldi rose to the position of General without his family?s influence or a wife by his side. Now Mark wants to be the Secretary of the Home Office serving as the head spy to all other spies in England and in o...

    I became a fan of Valerie's books when I bought my first kindle, which is now three years ago. So when I got the opportunity to read her new book, I immediately said yes. Oh what a book it is, and for me comes highly recommended. From the moment I was introduced to Mark and Nicole, ...

    Mark Grimaldi isn?t a duke. He?s not even the direct heir to a duke. He doesn?t want anything to do with his mother?s powerful family, determined to become Home Secretary on his own merits. Only problem is, his superiors want a family man for the position, and they?re suggest...

    This is the first book I have read by Valerie Bowman, and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to thank the publisher for giving me a chance to read prior to release. I was gifted an advance reader copy, via Net-Galley, and this review is my unbiased opinion of this novel. A Duke Like No ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. After reading several other book genres lately I have to admit that I was in the mood for a good historical romance and this book so did not let me down. As book nine in the...

    General Mark Grimaldi had given up everything in the name of service to His Majesty. Even relationships. He was eager to be promoted to Home Secretary and that opportunity had finally arrived. But his superiors have one condition. They don?t want a bachelor but someone settled. A fa...