Title: Between The Duke And The Deep Blue Sea
Author: Sophia Nash
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Series: The Royal Entourage Bk 1
To tell you the truth, I was skeptical about reading Nash’s latest entitled Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea mainly because of the title. I absolutely loved the cover, but the title had me second guessing how good the book was going to be, and I was basically, kind of right.
The plot was hard to digest. We have the heroine clinging to the side of a cliff, and at the last second we have the hero coming to save her with the aid of her loyal, if ugly companion which is a dog. That part is alright with me, the reason the heroine who is Roxanne is clinging to the side of the cliff is what gets me. Apparently, her husband wants some land that she has. Not for the money, but for the plants growing on said land. What ensues after the hero rescues her is somewhat funny. I was intrigued by the hero’s past, namely what got him banished to the country and in need of a rich wife, which in turn has me waiting to read the next book in the series. The ending was entirely predictable from the get go with Roxanne’s husband dying from a less than thought out death and Barclay and Roxanne marrying.
Sophia Nash was a new author for me and I found her writing to be fresh and lively. Her characters were endearing and memorable and the dialogue was never lacking. But I found the plot to be somewhat…less than thought out. I’m endeavoring to read more of Sophia Nash’s work hoping that she redeems herself-plot wise-in my eyes.