Reader Reviews

Everything I Love!!!

...This book had it all - I laughed, got teary-eyed and turned pages at warp speed to find out what happens next...

-Lana Birky


Defying the Duke

...Every time I pick up one of her books whether it is dark (like I like them) or sweet (like this one) I am in awe of her wonderful talent to bring me into these stories. The writing is so crisp. Lettie and Anthony’s story is bittersweet but not in the way you might think. While I did feel for Anthony a great deal (Christi is good at pulling out all of the feels), I wanted him to tell someone his story and not let it fester. Enter Lettie who I found to be a wonderful bright light in Anthony’s world.


All the Feels!!!

...Oh Anthony! The backstory why he stayed away from Lettie’s family was a little heartbreaking. I just wanted to hug him. He was such a moody hero… which is totally my Kryptonite. His grand gesture at the end had me laughing and crying at the same time!! I just loved everything about him… so scrumptious!!

I love that Lettie kinda bulldozed her way back into Anthony’s life. Even after so many years apart, she just assumed that they would continue on with their friendship. She was a quiet storm that whirled around Anthony’s heart and he couldn’t resist her. She was exactly what he needed to put the spark back into his life. She was an amazing heroine.

Christi Caldwell’s stories are a guaranteed feels. She writes brilliantly and her characters are worth cheering for. Total keeper shelf author!!...

-Estela Reads Romance


Betrayal and Restoration

...Impossible not to fall in love with the characters in her books, and to become personally involved in their relationships. Lady Lettie is a delight. She’s vibrant and outgoing, but suppressed under the thumb of a hideous mother, and now she’s nearly a spinster. But then Anthony returns, after years of being away. He was her brother’s best friend and her hero, but now he’s a brooding Duke, and estranged from her brother. She is determined to find out why. Drawn to one another, she longs for a future with him, but...A most enjoyable read and very difficult to put down !

-Catherine Burhans


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Defying the Duke


Defying The Duke

Book 18 in the Heart of a Duke Series 

Lady Lettie Brookfield is on the shelf. The last thing she wants is to spend the rest of her days as the unmarried sister dependent upon her family’s kindness. 

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