My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, #1) by Grace Burrowes

My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, #1)

New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes introduces us to the unconventional Wentworth family in this charming Regency romance with a Cinderella twist.A funny thing happened on the way to the gallows...One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enem...

Details My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, #1)

TitleMy One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, #1)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, #1)

  • Maureen Carden
    I've been reading mostly historical romances this year because after 50 years of reading mostly mysteries I was getting tired of all the bodies in my library. Well damnme, if I didn't score My One and Only Duke from NetGalley and was shocked to find it started with a soon-to-come hanging of a man in Newgate prison.Further shocks to my poor system when I realized the man to be hanged was none other than banker extraordinaire Quinn Wentworth. I fir...
  • Em
    Ms. Burrowes was an early favorite of mine when I first discovered historical romance and realized most of her books were available for check out at my local library. I binged her back catalog hard & the deeper I got, the more I realized that although the author purposefully links her stories, eventually (more so than other authors I've binged) they all start to sound and feel the same. With this in mind (or maybe it was after one to many Christm...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    I remain enthralled by Grace Burrowes' low-key alpha males and interesting story lines. And I'm excited that she has a new series in the works!Burrowes writes historical romance with an underlying practical streak that endears me to her characters one and all. Quinn is a working man from York with an awful childhood who struggled mightily to make something of himself. Now he finds himself imprisoned and facing execution for a crime that he may no...
  • Laura J.
    Quinn Wentworth is waiting in Newgate prison to be hanged where he meets Jane, a widow, who is visiting prisoners with her preacher father. Quinn, who has come to care for some other prisoners, the prison cat and feeds crumbs to the birds on his window sill, offers the pregnant Jane a lifeline: marriage and enough money to escape her domineering father. This was a bit of a page turner: how will Quinn escape the noose, how will two strangers marri...
  • Vikki Vaught
    It’s been quite some time since I’ve read a novel by Grace Burrowes, glad I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley for this one! I appreciate the opportunity to read and review My One and Only Duke prior to publication. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this romance and found the plot interesting. The ultimate villain in this work was a surprise, which is always ...
  • Jessica Grogan
    While the beginning of this book was rather engaging, the events in the blurb were done by the 30% mark and the mystery subplot just wasn’t enough to hold my attention. For the most part, I find Burrowes’ heroines to be severely lacking in any real personality and I often have trouble getting to know them or understanding what draws the hero to them. Also, as in many of Burrowes’ books that I’ve read, this title had a bizarre tone that I ...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    My One and Only Duke was such a lovely read! It kept me in suspense for quite a while in in the beginning and I very much enjoyed that! I was completely drawn into the story wondering what was going to take place next. The main character, Quinn, might have recently been imprisoned but he had been a prisoner of his past for far longer. No matter how successful he became he was always running from both himself and the past that he and his family ha...
  • Alison
    Quinn Wentworth is in Newgate prison, sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. A wealthy banker, he grew up in the slums of York the son of a violent drunk. When the daughter of a prison preacher is sent to wait in Quinn's quarters they strike up a conversation which leads to Quinn offering to marry her, and leave her a generous allowance after his death, in order to provide for her and her unborn child from a brief marriage which ended ...
  • Monique
    Quinn Wentworth was to be hanged that Monday for manslaughter, but due to circumstances he got a short reprieve. He had accepted his fate, but was feeling melancholy, when Jane Winston appeared in his cell. Jane is accompanying her father, the visiting preacher. Jane is doing her duty, then she and Quinn start talking. When he learns of Jane’s dire situation – a widow with a babe on the way and no money to speak of – Quinn knows he can pose...
  • Tonya
    My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes is a terrific historical romance novel! Intense at times, fun and playful at other times.... The reader is allowed into the hearts of Quinn Wentworth and Jane Winston. Quinn is on death row, facing his final days for a crime he did not commit when he meets Jane Winston who is needing a rest while visiting the prison with her dad. Jane is a recent widow, pregnant and underneath her father's household. Her fat...
  • Meesh
    I just finished reading My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes and really enjoyed it. The story follows Quinn Wentworth who has come up in the world from the doing odd jobs, to footman, to banker. Unfortunately at the start of the story we find Quinn in Newgate awaiting his sentence of being hung carried out. It is in Newgate where he meets Jane who is in a precarious situation. Quinn offers to marry Jane in order to to protect her with his name ...
  • Julie
    Received an ARC via Edelweiss+This is an extreme rags to riches story for Quinn Wentworth. He went from picking through garbage for food to owning a bank. He is now sitting in Newgate, waiting to be hung, for a murder he did not commit. He meets Jane Winston there because her Father, a minister, is praying with those who are going to be transported. Jane is pregnant, her husband was killed in a duel, and her Father treats her poorly. Quinn feels ...
  • Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
    An absolutely fabulous beginning to a new series. What a splendid story of letting go of the past in order to grasp a glorious future. As with many of Grace Burrowes' books, this story is rife with wit, romance and endearing characters. Even the secondary characters had me enchanted. I am in love with the entire Wentworth family! I can't wait for more of this series. I love reading about this family not born into society. It makes their HEA even ...
  • Heather
    I received a copy of this eARC unasked for in my email. It makes me feel like a chosen one.I've only read one of her books before and it was ok. This one was much better.She's the widowed, pregnant daughter of a preacher.He's a self-made banker convicted of a murder.He marries her to let her inherit his money when he is executed in a few days so she can get away from her overbearing father. But then he isn't executed. He's pardoned at the last se...
  • Sharon Redfern
    Quinn Wentworth is minding his own business in his cell at Newgate prison when the warden ushers in Jane Winston, daughter of a crusading vicar visiting the prison. Jane’s father has gone off and forgotten his daughter is with him. Quinn is due to be hanged but the hangman has the flu and his demise has been postponed. He makes arrangements with Jane to help the jail urchin, Ned, get away after Quinn dies. On her second visit, Quinn realizes sh...
  • MAB LongBeach
    Banker Quinn Wentworth has been convicted of murder and sits in Newgate awaiting execution. His money buys him comfort but not freedom. When Jane Winston accompanies her preacher father to the prison, the warden sends her to wait in Quinn's suite. Over the next few weeks, they strike up a friendship. When Quinn learns that she needs rescuing from her father, he impulsively offers marriage; being the widow of an executed felon is not an easy life,...
  • Emily S.
    Sweet story, and one full of the character growth that I like so much. Grace Burrowes is definitely a very talented writer, and characters are her strong suit.
  • Eileen Dandashi
    This happens to be the first book I’ve read from author Grace Burrowes. It seems I’ve been missing some serious talent!The story began with death or close to. The last days of a man, who apparently is rather a good man for he looks out for those who are less fortunate them himself. Yes, even in Newgate prison. Quinn Wentworth is to be hanged. We know he didn’t do anything to warrant the hanging. He was set up. But Quinn was a man of methodi...
  • G.A. Hurst
    My One and Only Duke is “A Rogue to Riches Novel”.This wonderfully written, and the very interesting story has enough twists and changes to give you whiplash. It is set in the time of old King George and has plots within plots. I found it impossible to put down. I found it unique and thoroughly enjoyable.I don’t do spoilers, I feel reading the book and experiencing the story for yourself is the most wonderful thing in the world. However, I ...
  • Moriah
    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. My One and Only Duke is the first title in a new series by Grace Burrowes featuring the Wentworth family. The eldest of the siblings, Quinn, worked hard from an early age to break free of the poverty he was born into and is the successful co-owner of a bank. Despite his wealth, he has been falsely accused of murder and awaiting execution by hanging. Although facing death, Qu...
  • Dot Salvagin
    Jane is the only daughter of Preacher Winston and meets Quinn in prison. They are not in love. They enter into a marriage of convenience that will benefit Jane, for Quinn likes her and since he is about to die on the gallows he can do her a good deed. But a twist of fate spares Quinn and now he and Jane must muddle through a marriage and becoming Duke and Duchess.Quinn is the rapscallion youth who has fought his way into adulthood and made it big...
  • Peg
    My One and Only Duke is a compelling rags to riches historical fiction romance. I was captivated and invested in the characters, right from the start. Quinn Wentworth was a gruff, street-wise, rough-around-the-edges, intimidating man. He also had a kind heart. He loved his wacky family, and instead of endangering their lives, he was willing to die for a crime he didn’t commit, to keep them safe.Jane Winston obediently followed her minister fath...
  • Marti
    My One and Only Duke by Grace Burrowes had a different start to most historical romances. It somehow made Quinn a stronger character with all the adversity he had to overcome. I did not like Jane’s father and wanted him to get over himself. The rest of the characters were quirky, which only made them more interesting.Quinn Wentworth is going to hang, for a crime he didn’t commit. He is sure of there being no solution, so he offers to marry Ja...
  • Debra Martin
    Banker Quinn Wentworth has been convicted of murder. Problem is, he's innocent, but someone rich and powerful wants him dead and has bribed everyone to testify that Quinn murdered a man. While awaiting execution in Newgate, he meets Jane Winston, a recent widow who's pregnant. In order to help her situation, Quinn marries her to give her some stability settling a small allowance on her. Jane believes Quinn to be one of the most honorable men she'...
  • Lindsay Speed
    I received this ARC in return for an honest review.Grace Burrows’ “My One and Only Duke” is the start to her new series, Rogues to Riches. Opening the story in Newgate prison with wealthy banker, Mr. Quinn Wentworth whittling away his time while he awaits his scheduled execution in the best prison accommodations money can buy. Miss Jane Winston is an aging (in regency times!) widowed, spinster (?!?!) who is visiting Newgate with her preache...
  • Lourdes
    While banker Quinn Wentworth is in jail waiting for his execution he meets Jane Winston, the disgraced daughter of a prison preacher. Ever the gentleman and in the presence of a damsel in distress, Quinn will offer marriage to pregnant Jane to help her gain some much needed independence as a somewhat respectable widow once his sentence is carried. But when he’s declared the heir of a dukedom and a pardon is granted, Quinn and Jane will be throw...
  • Lovely Loveday
    My One and Only Duke is the first book in the Rogues to Riches book series by Grace Burrowes and is a historical romance. A lovely story that is full of romance with a hint of suspense. Burrowes draws you in from the beginning with a captivating story full of unknowns, love, mystery, intrigue, family, and love. My One and Only Duke is a wonderful romance with vividly realistic and relatable characters that are sure to capture your heart. A wonde...
  • Linda
    I am an avid fan of Grace Burrowes. One of the things I consider being a good book is when it can grab my attention from the start and keep it until the end. This book had my attention from the first page and I resented having to put the book down to go to work. The characters are well developed and interesting and it has intrigue, romance, family challenges, sexy heroes, strong heroines, charming love story, and more. I am looking forward to the...