Book Review: The Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple.

While a new series, 'The Return of the Disappearing Duke,' runs alongside Lara's last Sinful Sinclairs book, 'The Lord's Inconvenient Vow.' This took me a second to figure out, as my brain scrambled to catch up with what I'd read of Rafe's brother Edge, but once I got there I found it fascinating. 

The Blurb.

A scarred mercenary...
Or the Disappearing Duke of Greybourne?
Rafe has spent years running from his true identity. He's a lone wolf, living far from aristocratic England and his violent father. Then unconventional Cleopatra Osbourne requests his protection as she crosses the Egyptian desert. In Cleo he discovers a fellow outcast--and a fierce desire! Cleo must return to London, and here lies Rafe's dilemma--because following his heart means claiming the title he's avoided for so long!

My Review.

As mentioned above. It took a few chapters for the pieces to fall together in my head and remember where I left off from Sam and Edge's story, but I think I'm correct in saying that these two stories run at the same time? Forgive me Lara if I've completely muddled it up in my head,  but that's what I deciphered from it! Either way, I loved the story! 

I know I should go into details with book reviews more than I do sometimes, but I often find it difficult to refrain from saying, "I simply loved it." or "I highly recommend it." or "What can I say, there wasn't anything I didn't like about it." I don't like giving away spoilers, because that would take away the fun of you reading it yourself and I've got to a place with amazing authors like Lara where reading their books is like throwing on your most comfy jumper knowing that no matter what it's the perfect fit and you love wearing it. That's no different to how I felt about Rafe and Cleo. I adored both of their characters from Chapter 1 and I thoroughly enjoyed following them on their journey...literally. 

Lara's writing was both easy going and humorous in this story. I found myself smiling lots at certain parts and laughing out loud when it came to Cleo being quite forthcoming with Rafe, who was trying his best to control himself. This element I really enjoyed, because it was Cleo who went after what she wanted and wasn't afraid to say how she felt. I like it when the leading lady is strong and knows what she wants. She wasn't some innocent, shy young lady who skirted around her feelings or needs. She spoke outright about them and unashamedly pursued them. I was like, "Go Cleo!"

Another part of this story I loved was the bond between Rafe and Edge. Even from a distance I could tell how close they were and how they looked out for each other. That was made more apparent, when they finally met again, with their brotherly banter, which was both caring and funny at times. I loved them both. 

As with all of Lara's books, I highly recommend you pick 'The Return of the Disappearing Duke,' up! You won't be disappointed! 

Happy Reading!

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