My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This one is my TBR for the simple reason of its title, for starters it is a historical romance that has always been my comfort read, and then, of course, the tile has HAUNTING in it, so there it is.
The Haunting Of Duke by Chastity Bowling is an entertaining read if you go in without too much expectation. There are enjoyable moments between the leads, the chemistry is hot enough, and the ghostly apparitions add the necessary spice. However, there are also parts ion the story that felt repetitive. Rhys and Emme are both lovely characters but I loved Lord Michael the best. The easy charm behind which he hides his pain was one of the best p[arts of the plot. Even when you can spot the villain from a mile off, the author still managed to surprise me with the twisty reveal at the end.
Not too spooky even with the presence of an angry ghost, it would have been wonderful to have more chilling effects with the story, the atmosphere just didn’t grab me as much. A good historical romance with mystery and ghostly menace, this one is an excellent read for fans of this genre.
Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target.
Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.”
Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh.
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