Published November 27th 2015 by
Orley Garrick is known throughout Angland not only as the man with two dukedoms but also as the hero who survived a brutal kidnapping at the hands of Nafoleon’s army, never once betraying the secrets of His Majesty. Still haunted by his memories, Orley pushes his crippled body to dangerous limits, all in an attempt to run from the demons of his past.
Until he meets Chester Boland, a maid in his friend’s household. Orley is besieged by desire for this gorgeous male woman, and by a connection he cannot ignore. But there are those within the Remmington Realm who take issue with the Duke’s choice—especially given Chester’s Tafrican lineage.
Having stared death in the face and won, Orley proposes they steal away and elope. However, before they can begin their new life, they uncover dangerous secrets that go deeper than they could ever imagine—involving those they trust the most.
Orley and Chester must discover exactly how deep these secrets run before their enemies make sure Chester is removed from Orley’s arms… forever.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Vicktor Alexander release always makes me smile, just reading the blurbs make me smile. The Servant Duchess of Whitcomb is the anxiously awaited second installment to the Scandalous Whispers of Remmington Realm. For this particular issue, we have Chester, a mixed Tafrican male woman who catches the eye, and heart, of none other than Orley, the Duke of Whitcomb.
As the title implies, Orley marries Chester, making him his lady Duchess. Unfortunately, no title or money can stop the wagging tongues of the Ton who still look upon Tafricans as beneath contempt and nothing more than animals. Orley finds himself fending abusive talk and actions from his Duchess.
Chester suddenly finds himself a Duchess and knows he is going to encounter insults on his person no matter what he does. He is determined his husband the Duke does not tire of it and also does whatever he can to stay away from those who look down on him.
This is a truly fascinating alternate universe Alexander has created. In a world where history almost parallels our own, men and women can bear children and all, but condemnation, bigotry and intolerance are still a common occurrence. Reading the first book only whetted my appetite for an mpreg story very well done and Alexander has proven once more he is top notch at what he does. Add in that Orley is older than Chester, my heart just about stopped. I love love love this book.
For you who are mpreg fans like I obviously am, this is a book to pick up. Make sure to also take a read at Groom of Convenience (Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm, #1). This is a standalone book, but reading the first will settle some of the questions that may come to mind. They were answered in this first installment.
Note: eARC provided for by Pride Promotions.