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The Dressmakers Duke Strong, yet vulnerable and caring heroine, and appealing hero Engaging plot, suspenseful and satisfying A fun read. This book a major page turner that I could not put down from cover to cover lost some sleep but was so worth it Bravo Jess Russell for this is her debut book but she writes as if she had been an established author for decades I would give a bazillion stars if allowed I absolutely loved this beautifully written, fast paced regency I am looking forward to books by this wonderful New York City author The Dressmaker s Duke by Jess Russell5 5 starsReviewed by Barb Batlan MassabrookSetting End of March, 1810, London, England Heroe of this story is the handsome but all aloof Rhys Alistair James Merrick, The Duke of Roydan who has many insecurities for loosing his mother at age eight, a woman who had showered him with love and then being brought up by an above his cold selfish mean evil, the former Duke of Roydan, hisfather His allofness is really a shyness and insecurities and he never wants to grow up like his cruel father who was always whoring and mistreating others So the ton and the papers have decided to make fun of him as in character drawings as the Monk He did have selfish vain mistress he recently ended and that is how he meets up with the dressmaker as Daria Battersby former mistress of five years ordered five gowns and other female flipperies as he calls them, but his association had already ended, but Olivia demands payment He agrees on Rhys Merrick, Duke Of Roydan, Is Determined To Be The Antitheses Of His Depraved Father, Repressing His Desires So Severely He Is Dubbed The Monk By Society But When Olivia Weston Turns Up Demanding Payment For Gowns Ordered By His Former Mistress, Rhys Is Totally Flummoxed And Inexplicably Smitten He Pays Her To Remove Her From His House, And Mind But Logic Be Damned, He Must Have This Fiercely Independent Woman Olivia S Greatest Fear Is Becoming A Kept Woman She Has Escaped The Role Of Mistress Once And Vows Never To Be Owned By Any Man Rather Than Make Money In The Boudoir, She Chooses To Clothe The Women Who Do But When A Fire Nearly Kills Her Friend And Business Partner, Olivia S World Goes Up In Smoke And She Is Forced To Barter With The Lofty Duke As Their Lives Weave Together, Olivia Unravels The Man Underneath The Monk, While Rhys Desires To Expose The Lady Hiding Behind The Dressmaker Will His Raw Passion Fan A Long Buried Ember Of Hope Within Her Can This Mismatched Pair Be The Perfect Fit Just barely 3 stars And only because the beginning was good I slowly started to become disappointed with the book after the 50% mark.The build up was a bit slow, but I m ok with that if there s a payoff And here s my BIGGEST gripe about this book that pretty much sunk it for me Very little of the book had main characters together and interacting When I got to the halfway point, I kept thinking now is when they ll really talk , now is when he ll open up to her , now is when they ll spend time together But that never happened There were some lukewarm romance scenes where they barely even spoke to each and that was about it.Also, the way this author writes, with scenes oddly spaced apart by days or weeks, was a little hard to follow at times.I m just really disappointed with this one No, not just disappointed, I m angry Angry because this had real potential and just kind of flopped I really thought I had discovered a new favorite author and at the end, I realized it just wasn t gonna ha Loved this book Rarely have I seen a debut book so well written I loved both the hero and the heroine as they struggled together to overcome each of their pasts I am a sucker for a tortured hero and this one just fit the bill Jess Russell is off to a fabulou I absolutely loved reading The Dressmaker s Duke What a wonderful romance story about two damaged individuals who find each other and fall in love.This is a story of Rhys Merrick, Duke of Roydan A man so determined to be everything his depraved self serving father was not by repressing his desires so severely he is dubbe I bought this book last winter on my kindle and forgot about it until a FB group had a review which reminded me of it It is an amazing first book I could not put it down It s a romance with wonderful depth to the characters The hero and heroine have flaws, but as you read you I loved love loved loved the smart, sexy, slightly prickly hero and the lovely, capable heroine of THE DRESSMAKER S DUKE And I loved the descriptions of the dresses, especially the one with the very vita It is hard to believe that this is a debut novel because Ms Russell weaves such a compelling and intensely emotional story with complex and flawed characters that I really cared about.Rhys is such a fascinating hero and I like how Ms Russell gradually develops his character allowing us to see the lonely, insecure man beneath the mask of sobriety and aloofness a man who has forgotten what happiness is Happiness He was not even sure what it was any The feeling had eroded to almost nothing A vague shadow lurking at the edges of his heart.The cruelty and terrible humiliations Rhys endured at the hands of his depraved father, shown in flashbacks, were so heart breaking but revealed just how much they had forged him into the introverted man he became I felt so much revulsion for Rhys s father who should have loved and nurtured his son.I love how during the story we discover unexpected things about Rhys his lovely, deep, resonant bass singing voice and his passion for making automatons They somehow emphasise his vulnerability.Forced to flee the traumatic events of her past, Olivia knows there are few options for someone who is seen as ruined in the eyes of society I admire her ten I couldn t read this fabulous book fast enough Rhys and Olivia s romance was one romping good romance, and I adored them from the beginning Ms Russell s vivid descriptions and beautifully woven plot carried me along page after page As an avid fan of historical r

About the Author: Jess Russell

As a girl Jess Russell escaped the world of rigorous ballet class and hideous math homework into the haven of toe wriggling romance novels Now she writes them.Jess lives in New York City with her husband and son and disappears to the Catskill Mountains whenever she can She is a sometime actress, award winning batik artist, and accomplished seamstress Along with her sewing machine, she loves pow

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