A Fun Regency Romance: Lord Sebastian's Secret by Jane Ashford

Lord Sebastian's Secret 
(The Duke's Sons, Book 3)
Jane Ashford
Copyright 2017
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Paperback ISBN: 9781492621621

The Story:
A Passionate and Whimsical Regency Tale from Bestselling Author Jane Ashford 

Will the secrets that brought them together tear them apart?

Proud. Cunning. Battle-hardened. Lord Sebastian Gresham is the epitome of military might and excellence. He's wealthy. The son of a Duke. There's just one problem: he can't read. It's those damned words. He doesn't see them in the same way everyone else does. It's a secret he'll never tell, certainly not to his new bride-to-be.

Brilliant. Witty. Beautiful. Lady Georgina Stane has always known she'd make the perfect bride, that is, if her eccentric family didn't scare off every potential suitor from London to Bath. After carefully orchestrating a London season with her parents out of the picture, she secured an engagement to an impeccable gentleman. And when Lord Sebastian arrives at her family's estate to meet her parents, she's not about to let their antics ruin her perfect marriage.

But what happens when these two learn that some secrets aren't so easy to keep?

To learn more about the book and the author visit the publisher's website!

The Duke's Sons Series

My Thoughts:
I was SO excited headed into this story. I love Regency romance and historical romance so much, but I've pretty much read it all, seen it all. I was thoroughly intrigued by a cover blurb that promised a hero who wasn't a typical "perfect" Lord So and So. A hero who can't read? A hero who genuinely was interested in listening and learning all he could about his fiancee? Squee! You don't have to be perfect at everything to be a perfect match for someone in real life, so why should it be so different in a book?

Sebastian Gresham was quite dashing. I was a little disappointed that his story went off on a strange tangent more than a few times. The "elopement" and rituals of the eccentric father distracted me too much from the terrific chemistry and closeness of Sebastian and Georgina. I don't want to get into spoilers, but I so wish Lord Sebastian had revealed his secret a little sooner. It would have been so wonderful to see how both of them together faced his learning disability head on.

Jane Ashford certainly has a good thing going with this series and I'm anxious to see where Randolph as well as Georgina's sisters end up. Since they were such endearing characters, I really hope I've not seen the last of Hilda and Emma! They added such life and comedic relief. I bet they'd take London by storm! They definitely deserve a Season of their own!

Note: The pugs were brilliant.

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Renee, I'm glad you enjoyed this book. It sounds quite enticing to me as well. Terrific review, as always!

    1. Thank you, Suko! I'm so glad you enjoy my reviews. I love writing them!


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