A Duke, The Spy, An Artist, And A Lie by Vanessa Riley


I could not get invested in this book. The writing style confused me. Cecilia’s chapters were in the first person, and Felton’s chapters were in the third person. The difference fractured the flow of the story. The description of the book and the actual plot are very different. I felt I was reading a different book than I was promised. I could not warm to either Felton or Cecilia; both were selfish and self-righteous. Cecilia’s relationship with her father-in-law was creepy and made me uncomfortable. The story was also too long, I would have personally cut out one third of the length and it would still have been plenty enough time to resolve all the issues. I thought I would love this book, however I feel I was cheated. The premise was promising, but to me the story fell flat.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Release Date: March 29, 2022

Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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