Thanks for stopping by! You can catch my review for The Bluestocking Duchess by Julia Justiss today. This is also book sixteen of my 20 books of summer challenge. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Her good friend…
Is suddenly a duke’s heir!
Miss Jocelyn Sudderfeld is working at Edge Hall, indulging her love of translating ancient texts with her librarian father – and evading the need to marry! She’s always enjoyed a teasing friendship with estate manager Mr Alex Cheverley. Until he unexpectedly becomes the duke’s heir. Now his first duty is to marry a suitable debutante, not consort with an earnest bluestocking like her…so where does that leave their friendship?
The Bluestocking Duchess is a lovely heartwarming friends to lovers story. I thought the fine line between friendship and romance played out wonderfully between Jocelyn and Alex. I couldn’t help but root for them.
The pacing of the story was steady and I thought that there was the perfect amount of drama to create a few obstacles on the way to a happy ever after. It was also lovely to see Jocelyn and Alex’s engaging interactions. Seeing their connection grow and the chemistry between them increasing with every turn of the page.
The Bluestocking Duchess is a sweet, engaging story filled with friendship and romance.