Four Weddings and a Duke by Michelle McLean

Published: May 23, 2023

Entangled: Amara

Pages: 295

Genre: Historical Romance

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has degrees in history and English and is thrilled that she sort of gets to use them. Her novel Truly, Madly, Sweetly, written as Kira Archer, was adapted as a Hallmark Original movie in 2018. When Michelle’s not working, reading, or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found baking, diamond painting, or trying to find free wall space upon which to hang her diamond paintings. She resides in PA with her husband and two teens, the world’s most spoiled dog, and a cat who absolutely rules the house. She also writes contemporary romance as USA Today bestselling author Kira Archer.

As the middle—and least marriageable—sister in a bevy of swans, Lavinia Wynnburn is quite content being the odd duck out. This way, she’s free to commit social faux pas without anyone much noticing. Until the Duke of Beaubrooke turns up the morning after a ball, asking for her hand in marriage.

Alexander Reddington doesn’t particularly care for social niceties, nor is he particularly good at them. But now that the spare has become the heir, he must marry…and soon. When he stumbles into the same corner as a socially awkward wallflower, he knows he’s found the perfect wife: one who won’t bother him to attend every simpering event of the season.

Only, Alexander’s shy and pretty new wife is finding her new position surprisingly exciting and keeps accepting every invitation that flutters past their door. And worse luck, he might even be falling for her. Now he must hide the truth about why he really proposed…before his unexpectedly happy marriage is dashed to pieces.

“And it was only the beginning.”

Lavinia is used to blending into the background, and for the most part, she doesn’t mind. Alex wishes he could be left alone to blend into to background- until he sees a beautiful woman hiding among the plants who changes everything.

This was so sweet. The story was charming, there was the perfect balance of humor and wit, and the romance was delicious!

I adored Liv. She was bold, and her growth throughout the book was beautiful. I enjoyed the awkwardness of, Alex. He had the perfect mix of nerd and hunky professor. Their chemistry was great.

I enjoyed the pacing of this story and how things fell into place. The romance was multi-dimensional and felt authentic. The writing was smooth, and the side characters were such fantastic additions.

I loved experiencing two people falling in love and realizing they were in love. It was such a sweet moment. This was an easy story to get lost in.

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