Book Review

The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress by Erica Ridley

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Title: The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress

Author: Erica Ridley

Series: The Dukes of War

Book: #3

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency, Historical Fiction, Regency Romance

Goodreads Rating: 3.86

“ARC given for an honest review”

Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the Beau Monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn’t deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed…

Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love? (Goodreads)

First Sentences

“Under normal circumstances, Miss Jane Downing would have been eager to alight from a chilly carriage and rush indoors for a welcome respite from the brutal winter.”

My Thoughts

The story was nothing like the cover of this book. The cover itself was pretty horrible to be honest and it wouldn’t be something that I would have picked for myself. But once I did start reading it I was quite surprised with the story. This was the first book in this series that I have read. This was an ok read for me. I like the characters but had felt that the story itself lacked depth. I found that Jane was amusing throughout the book. With her knowledge only coming from what she’s read. Xavier was kind-hearted and an interesting character, he was someone that I would have wanted to know a little more about. I would have given this book more stars if it had more plot depth and more character depth. It was a quick, easy and okay read.

Let me know what you thought of the book when you read it! I would also love recommendations 🙂


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