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5+ stars for Royal Caleva: Gabriel: Duke of Bencalor by Nancy Herkness #royalromance #darkromance



Title: Royal Caleva: Gabriel: Duke of Bencalor

Author: Nancy Herkness

Genre: Dark Romance, Royal Romance, Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Honor, passion, danger. A modern-day duke and an American computer hacker must confront all three.


Honor. Gabriel, Duke of Bencalor, allows himself to be kidnapped to save his cousin, the Prince of Caleva. He pays a price—a mutilation that damages his brilliant career as a Flamenco guitarist—yet he would not hesitate to do it again.


Passion. Quinn Pierson is hired to track down Gabriel’s abductors. As she follows the trail, she and the sexy duke spend more and more time together until a spark ignites between them. Quinn fights her feelings every inch of the way because she knows there can be no future between a royal duke and an American commoner with an ugly past.


Danger. The criminal mastermind who carried out Gabriel’s abduction travels to Caleva to threaten Quinn. Yet even he is less dangerous than the mysterious figure who set the kidnapping in motion.


Opposites attract in Caleva, where the royals are hot and the criminals are twisted.


My Review:


A modern duke puts everything on the line for the woman who’s tracking his kidnappers. But can he protect his heart from love? Wow, this gripping romantic suspense had my heart in my throat while reading. A duke, a commoner, and a deadly game they play with devious criminals. Everything about this book is flawless and I couldn’t put it down.


Let’s start with the descriptive narration. From the first page, the deep narration and POV gripped me. Every aspect of the story is beautifully described. I got swept into the story and the plight of Gabriel right away. Emotions and intrigue are detailed down to the most insignificant thing yet captured my attention.


The characters are so well written, I connected with them, especially Gabriel and Quinn. The POVs are deep, emotional, and addictive to read. The more I read, the more Gabriel and Quinn became a part of me.


The suspense is so well done, I got emotionally invested. The danger of what was going on overtook my heart and I worried Gabriel and Quinn wouldn’t make it out alive. To say my heart stopped near the end is an understatement.


The romance is fraught with complications but oh so delicious. Electric attraction breeds passion then love. This couple will singe your hands while reading and you won’t even notice.


I loved this book as will most romance readers. Take my advice and pick up this book today!


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Nancy Herkness is the award-winning, best-selling author of contemporary romance for readers who love richly developed characters and an immersive reading experience. Meet the wealthy, powerful alpha heroes who need down-to-earth women to show them how to find soul-deep love and pulse-racing passion. Nancy's vivid writing brings to life settings both elegant and homey, while making her flawed but fascinating characters leap off the page and into your heart. Savor the thrill of falling in love by diving into one of Nancy's books. Author of the Royal Caleva, Consultants, Wager of Hearts, and Whisper Horse series, as well as several other contemporary romance novels, Nancy has sold over a million books. She is also a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. Nancy has received many honors for her work, including the Book Buyers Best Top Pick, the New England Readers' Choice award, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English literature and creative writing.

A native of West Virginia, Nancy now lives twelve miles west of the Lincoln Tunnel in suburban New Jersey with two tabby cats. For more information about Nancy and her books, visit NancyHerkness(dot)com and sign up for her monthly newsletter to get a free novella.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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