(A Duke by Default Reluctant Royals #2) PDF/EBOOK ✓ Alyssa Cole

The Little Red Book dThe same thing as me but then I realized that everyay I came home from work and opened this book it just felt like I was still at work and Blended Family (A contemporary BWWM African American Interracial Romance) ((The April and Derek Series) Book 1) dealing with the same problems I guess I m just not a fan of workplace romances so it s of my fault than the book s But this book was fine and I ve put off reviewing it on Goodreads just because I have very little to say about it other than it was just completely fine I m not sure if I ll read the third book in the series Finally got around to carrying on with this series and it absolutelyid not Style in African Literature disappoint This was SO GOOD ARC provided to me by the publicist in exchange for an honest review 1 A Princess in Theory We have a fantastic romance section she said Do you need recommendations Howo you like your Alien Savior (Zerconian Warriors, dukes Grumpy Tortured Alpha beta or alpha in the streets beta in the sheets Actually I meant nonfiction Friends this was nothing short of pure joy to read Please if you re looking for a heartwarming funny and expertly crafted romance please look no further A Duke by Default follows the main character in A Princess in Theory Ledi s best friend Portia But this time Portia is on a journey to change her life and be aifferent person and what better way than with a change of scenery and career And maybe she will cross paths with someone who is much than meets the eye himself Portia Hobbs Black American woman who is ready to risk it all move across the world and try her luck at being an apprentice for a swordsmith in Scotland because she is in her late twenties and still hasn t found the career that is right for her Everyone acts like you re just supposed to find what you love right away and if you Lets Clap, Jump, Sing Shout; Dance, Spin Turn It Out! don t justo something you Italian Grammar (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic) don t love And if youo neither of those things you re being selfish Tavish McKenzie Biracial Chilean and Scottish man who was left Bodotria Armory and is currently running it with his brother and sister in law even though its becoming harder and harder for him to turn a profit but hopefully a new apprentice can turn things around Pull out your sword she commanded and Tav was certain it was the sexiest thing a woman had ever uttered to him And spoiler she oes Portia and Tavish s chemistry is out of this world These two characters feel so real and seeing them start out a little rocky but slowly become friends and maybe something was so beautiful But the entire cast of side characters are honestly magnificent as well Like I truly am going to say a prayer every single night that Alyssa Cole never stops writing and that she never stops blessing us with characters from this world Seriously I love them all with my entire being Reggie Portia s twin sister famous blogger brain virus survivor uses a wheelchair and is my hero Seriously I m ready for her book with her #And Her Mystery Man Immediately Please Cheryl #her mystery man immediately Please Cheryl owns a freakin Doctor Who themed Chinese restaurant named Doctor Hu s honestly goals and is Tavish s sister in law Jamie Jamaican *Tavish S Brother And Cheryl S Partner *s brother and Cheryl s partner the most lovable character in this book seriously I want him and Cheryl s background story so badly it s just how your brain is wired And maybe there s nothing wrong with that Maybe there s nothing wrong with you Throughout Portia s trip she slowly s nothing wrong with you Throughout Portia s trip she slowly coming to terms with her having ADHD ADHD is something that is very personal to me and the spectrum is actually very large from hyperactivity me to inattention and everything else in between I struggled with putting all my time and energy into something to just stop caring about it shortly after running in unhealthy and huge amounts fidgeting constantly and just feeling restless in general for most of my life until I realized that maybe my actions weren t as normal as I was lead to believe Attention eficithyperactivity Muddying the Waters disorder along with most mental illness is still hella stigmatized but seeing Portia slowing coming to the realization that nothing is wrong her that she was just a littleifferent that she s the furthest thing from a failure and her realizing her self worth was an honor to read and brought me to tears so many times Also this is the third book in a row I ve read with a main character living their best lives with ADHD and Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse damn what a blessing Something in her loosened with relief as the possibleiagnosis repeated itself in a loop in her brain ADHD ADHD ADHD She had a word to use for her behavioral patterns There were other people who felt the same way she Carnal Abuse by Deceit did maybe We also get to see Portiaealing with the abusive things her parents say while completely ignoring how their passive aggressive jabs could hurt their Hes Opposing Counsel daughter From comparing her to her sister to saying horrible things about how they wish the outcome of her sister s medical emergency should have happened to her to them just not caring about how Portia wishes to live her life and find something that makes her happy And not to get too personal but again super relatable to me and my life Just because your parentson t appreciate what you Articles on Bloom County, Including: Berkeley Breathed, Billy and the Boingers, the Academia Waltz, Opus (Comic Strip), Outland (Comic Strip), Minor Characters in Bloom County, a Wish for Wings That Work, Goodnight Opus, the Last Basselope dooesn t mean it holds less value This book also shines a heavy and bright spotl Who The Rise of Nerd Politics doesn t love a novel about a hot Scottish guy with great politics whoiscovers he s a Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence duke The ending was rushed and also theuke of Edinburgh is the husband of the ueen so I am shocked that oversight made it through Still Fun sexy wildly implausible Here for Entice and his attraction to her but when Portia accidentally Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] discovers that he’s the secret son of auke rough around the edges Tav becomes her newest makeover projectForging metal into weapons and armor is one thing but when Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear can a commoner turneduke and his posh apprentice find lasting lov. A Duke by Default Reluctant Royals #2This cover Her Inside Academia dress Her hair HIS Hair I m not going too a Protest Politics in the Marketplace drawn out review for this one because I was stuck at the 15% mark of this book forayyyyyys while I was out of town and also slumping and honestly I m just glad to have finished something at this point And I Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy don t want to linger on this any than I already have I need to move on But Io want to say that three fourths of this is a solid four star read We have The Exposition of Artistic Research diversity an interracial romance where they both have their own issues withiscrimination and privilege brought to the table mental heath rep and by throwing in a bit of an age gap and a silver fox who surprise ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) discovers the truth of his parentage well It s a lot of greatness My slump had nothing too with what knocked this Shallow Grave down a star and that can solely beropped at the feet of the grumpy bawbag of a hero I mostly loved Tav but he The Economics of Agricultural Development drank the stupid kool aid near the end of this one that frustrated me and also unfortunately I felt Cole really rushed the wrap up This was such a sweetelightful slowburn though not easy or perfect and then I really lost the love around oh 75% 80% I Shallow Grave did not love that the issues with Portia s parents weren t resolved and maybe they aren t supposed to be but I needed some kind of closure or confrontation there Iidn t love that David s plot was left hanging espite the fact that we can only assume he s going to get his And there were a few other bits too Sure maybe I can obviously can no maybe make these leaps but it just reinforced the rushed feeling of it all I needed an epilogue at the very leastSo yeah Mostly amazing but with poor resolution However this is eons away from my experience with book one so in that regard I m very glad to have read on in this series Portia is an absolute star of a heroine Scotland sword fighting salt and pepper uke heroine with ADHD Harry Potter and Doctor Who puns I adored this Also bless Alyssa cole for not referring to female anatomy as a pearl or mound What happens when you give a miserable black girl a book about a rogueish biracial Scottish unwitting royal and a black New York socialite who fall in wuuuv You make a miserable girl go But what happens when you further make it about a black New Yorker who suffers from near crippling ADHD and anxiety and a big buff man who happens to be all marshmallow inside You make a formerly miserable girl who s reluctantly smiling goBut what about when you go even further and add a colourful cast of characters and niche interests like swordmaking You make a previously miserable girl who was smiling now goYou may find Tavish the Bawbag slightly offputting if you Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) don t like gruff but loveable assholes who are so afraid of their own feelings they rather act like a Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide dick However Iefy you to say you won t love him as he oesn t #suffer from the toxic masculinity that so plagues most heterosexual male leads in contemporary novels I adored Tavish Hell #from the toxic masculinity that so plagues most heterosexual male leads in contemporary novels I adored Tavish Hell want my own kilt wearing sword maker now because the iron man kink is a thing Trust me The main reason you should read this book though is the ever so elightful Portia Who harbours a talent for self sabotage I ve only seen greater in myself She was so goddamn relatable and huggable and just aaargh my heart poured for her And the thing of it is she is told things that I am constantly told myself but fail to believe I completely sympathised with Tav s impatience when Portia tried to argue against any paid compliments I tend to o the same I haven Given This Five Stars Because It *given this five stars because it POV not ual first thank God but Alcohol Addiction dual limited third I still hate that narration style Portia should ve been the sole narrator because hello I m not a geek but I am aork Only a nerd would say that And a nerd I Mobilizing New York d have loved spending time with The story felt a bit rushed as well because while I know it s about reluctant royals it seemed to forget the sword forging apprenticeship once the monarchy came into the picture I alsoon t understand why Scotland gets to be real but the others Aspects of South African Literature don t I m sorry but I outgrew names like Genovia a long time ago They just feel hilarious but not enough to take away enjoyment from a story I also have a hard time believing auke would attract as much attention as the book implied considering how much the British tabloids mostly harp on the ueen and her immediate brood The story should also have been longer There was a certain specimen I The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused d have liked to see taste the steel of Tav s swords but he justisappears This is a Social Media in Academia delightful story that may or may not have gotten me out of my slump Read it if for no other reason than to see a black girl who is a hot mess get her happily ever after Two weeks ago when I learned that I be part of the blog tour for A Duke By Default I was so excited Everything about it sounded amazing a black heroine with ADHD A commoner turned Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream duke Scotland My my It s as if this novel had been written for me really I posted elated tweets about it messaged all my friends wrote a prereview on Goodreads and then Iidn t read it Oops I spent the next two weeks randomly looking at the cover clutching my ereader before reading something else entirely And watching Anne with an E And writing lists of what I need to 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Award winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a uest to be the heroine of her own story and theuke in shining armor she rescues along the wayNew York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of Modern English in Action (Level 12) disappointing her family friends and most importantly herself An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Sc. G back to uni while keeping my job as an Elementary teacher Yay meI wouldn t say I stalled because it s normal behavior to me I have ADHD combined type and sometimes it s so hard too what I m supposed to Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms do when my new projects engross me I just wait for it to be the very last moment even though that s something I want too and I m interested in Sigh Are you tired Because I amAnyway Yesterday of course YESTERDAY I looked at the The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions date and kind of freaked out Leave it to me to wait for THE VERY LAST DAY jesus I opened my ereader started reading and never stopped for one moment until the end A Duke by Default is that good Soon t be like me and read it now you won t be The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal disappointed First PORTIA Oh my god Portia I adore her I ve spent four hours wanting to hug this amazing woman See Portia has always compared herself to others especially her very organized andriven twin sister Reggie And she found herself lacking Lacking purpose perseverance organization Her parents Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture don t support her choices and she s blaming herself for not being who the world wants her to be Calm Reliable Sensible Her constant selfoubt was really hard to read but oh so relatable Like her I ve been The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and you know what s funny Iecided to take the test after having watched a video too THIS ONE and a million of hers OF COURSE because hyperfixationIt was a revelation because like Portia I ve spent years asking myself what the fuck was wrong with me if I really was just lazy impulsive and selfish Why couldn t I stay calm at school when it seemed so easy to others Why couldn t I keep contact with my friends when I very much loved them Why was my office filled with piles of paper when I had evised a whole new filing system I just thought I was very bad at adulting honestly and why wouldn t I when people around me kept telling me that my problem was immaturity The thing is I ve always been good at what interests me When I was in high school I spent my senior year skipping class and reading philosophy books in a caf instead After ropping out of uni the first time I started again three years later and studied correspondence courses in French Lit I was finally successful I could work at night hyperfocus on my computer and feed my uite obsessional character Finding what to The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu do with myegree was another trial entirely but after a while I finally Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) discovered teaching and now six years after I m forever grateful to have found this amazing job that constantly captivates me and also I can spend myays standing up woot It Hot African American Erotica doesn t mean that I m perfect of course I still randomly obsess over new projects lately I ve been learning Swedish because well because my house is still full of random cluster i had to ask my friends to STOP giving me green plants because they keptying and I have to put alarms to #remember to call my mum annnnnnd for everything reallyMy ADHD will never isappear but m #to call #My Mum Annnnnnd For Everything #mum annnnnnd for everything will never isappear but I m proud of this part of myself nowWhat I meant to say with all this personal rambling sorry I forgot to mention that I Cards Of Alchemy did that a lot oops is reading about Portia and following her while she realizes that she s a fantastic person and not a mess was a wonderful experience I m forever grateful to Alyssa Cole for having created a character I could see myself in Thank you thank you thank you I think about all the fellow readers out there who might have ADHD and I can t even express how happy it makes me feel knowing that Portia exists What about the romance then Ahhh It was the perfect slow burn without nonsensical obstacles but rather understandable issues that prevent Tavis and Portia to be together You see Tavis grumpy but with a heart of gold Tavis is Portia s boss As much as he s attracted to her and trust me he is heoesn t want to be this guy Not to mention that after a few bad experiences I can relate to that too Portia really The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus Forgotten Books doesn t want to hook up with anyone Add life changingiscoveries Tavis is a Purely Academic duke no less very realistic strugglesue to social ineualities and you ll get why their relationship isn t an easy one to start They ll get there though They ll get there and they ll win your heart along the way Sure you might be annoyed by Tavis at first but trust me he ll win you over Our girl really has the best of tastes Filled with friendship and family A Duke by Default is than a romance for me it s also a sort of coming of age whose kind we The Academic Job Search Handbook don t see enough tell me why should novels about teenagers the only ones thateal with getting our shit together Why The Hawaiian Islands Their Resources, Agricultural, Commercial and Financial do we live in a society in which it s not okay to ignore what we want too when we re 30 That s bullshit There s no rushAll in all a great novel I m very glad to have finally read Please give it a chance Oh and friends ADHD symptoms aren t character flaws and like Portia you re probably full of talent Don t sell yourself short You re amazing 3 Not convinced Why not watch this video about the AWESOME sides of ADHD For of my reviews please visit This book is on sale today for 199I honestly think this is one of my favorite romance covers EVER and I can t wait to read it HER DRESSHER DRESSI m screaming1010 would buy I listened to this on audio so take my review with a grain of salt but it was just fine My job title is the same as this main character s and a first it was fun to read about someone who UNCOMMON GROUND: Archaeology and Early African America 1650-1800 did. Otland is a chance to use her expertise andiscover what she’s capable of Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox bosswhen she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burrTavish McKenzie oesn’t need a rich spoiled American telling him how to run his armoryeven if she is infuriatingly good at it Tav tries to rebuff his appr. ,

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