Duchess By Chance By Wendy Vella – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Duchess By Chance. (Book 1) Buy on Amazon It is a standalone story in Wendy Vella’s popular Regency Rakes series. All books in the series can be read out. Duchess by Chance by Wendy Vella on BookBub. Daniel, Duke of Stratton, learns of his betrothal to Miss Berengaria Evangeline Winchcomb minutes before his.

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She seems to go with vvella else. As the old adage says,”If you are going to be wrong, at least be consistently wrong. To ask other readers questions about Duchess By Chanceplease sign up. I loved that duchess romance and love blossomed at a great pace where the reader could see them fall in love in their own time. Basically, Eva and Daniel’s fathers were gambling and once Daniel’s father was about to lose his fortune Eva’s father compromised and made a marriage contract between Eva and Daniel.

Duchess By Chance (Regency Rakes, book 1) by Wendy Vella

Published August 10th first published August 8th May 28, Tonileg rated it it was ok Shelves: I loved every page of this book and can’t wait to read more from Wendy Vella. Upon his return, he makes a concerted effort at getting to know Eva and discovers that he has fallen in love with his wife, which is a wonderful thing to see.

It was nice to see Eva blossom as a duchess and embrace her new role but then her nasty old father and his lecherous friend had to blackmail her by threatening her younger brother with harm. Read Chapter 11, when they are planning Eva’s first ball. Filled with enough action and drama to keep the story entertaining beyond the romance, Duchess by Chance is a novel about a couple forced together by their interfering fathers.

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Eva’s characterization in the second part felt a bit inconsistent: She was here and he was angry; therefore, Eva would bear the brunt of that anger.

Duchess By Chance

Despite this, they find their own way in life and learn to love each other. Both chanec characters were likable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I absolutely loved that! At times I found myself laughing wend. Daniel and Eva had no say in their father’s deal and their marriage isn’t only inconvenient but also quite sudden. When Eva is attacked at the Duke’s home by a vile friend of her father’s, Daniel brings Eva to London where she has to join in ton events.

The Dowager Duchess and her friends help launch her into society.

There are also the occasional words left out, and the author also has a problem with the difference between “to” and “too. How does her husband handle falling for his wife and protecting her? I really enjoyed reading this book. Unfortunately after an intriguing beginning it just shuffled along well worn vellz tropes, with no charm to redeem it.

You are commenting using your WordPress. There are strains of traditional regency romances in how Vella highlights manners and social mores: She hasn’t had the best life, with her awful family, but she learned how to hide from their cruelty and, when she got away, she didn’t let her past keep her down.

Review: Duchess by Chance by Wendy Vella

Their chemistry bed reflects both their selflessness and love as they grow. Eventually, the H was able to help both the heroine and her brother and the villains got exactly what they deserved.

Danielthe of Stratton, and Eva Whichcom are forced to wed because the Duke’s father lost a wager to Eva’s father. This is definitely a story I can read again. Not a bad read, but overly memorable either. It started off well, but devolved very quickly. But that changed pretty quickly. Despite the shock, this is an unexpected opportunity to escape her horrid family — one she grasps at with both hands.


Mar 15, Crazychriss rated it really liked it Shelves: I love him already and he deserves his own story: Vella does her again. I love arranged marriage vellla, and this was no exception.

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The poor girl didn’t even think she was attractive and her horrible clothing made her look unattractive to the hero. I received an eBook copy from the author for the ducbess of an honest review.

Jan duchesa, Daron rated it did not like it Shelves: There is Daniel’s friend Simon who I love and he offers a strong friendship and hilarity.

Eva and Daniel were a lovely couple. She was aware of how powerful and well-connected her husband is, but she didn’t consider asking him for help.

Overall, Duchess by Chance was an enjoyable read.

Can they make their marriage real despite coming from two completely different worlds? Although I prefer heroines with significantly more positive agency in the plot developments, if the story had been more compelling, I wouldn’t mind the occasional “Hero rescues heroine” story. There were also times that I was absolutely terrified for Eva or Daniel. Yes, this is an honest review.

The plot was not bad.