Friday, April 1, 2016

Duchess by Nikki Wilson {Review}

Duchess by Nikki Wilson
Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published March 28th 2016 by Trifecta Books
Katie Murphy is the manager of overnight pop sensation, Duchess, whose biggest gimmick is that no one knows her true identity. Katie’s job is to keep this secret no matter the cost. When Duchess agrees to perform in a benefit concert for wounded veterans, Katie gets more than she bargained for when she meets Chase.

Carter Chase went from being a soldier in the Army to volunteering at Veterans’ Aid. The charity helped him through a dark time and he would do anything for them, including help plan a benefit concert. But when he finds out the main act is Duchess, the British pop diva who makes fun of America, he is ready to bail out—until he meets Duchess’s manager, Katie Murphy.

As they work together, Chase soon becomes a risk to Duchess’s true identity . . . and also to Katie’s heart.


My Review: 4.5 Stars
Katie is a musical genius who can't land a contract and resorts to managing a new pop star, Duchess. Duchess is all about synthesized music and voice, smoke and mirrors, big wigs, crazy eye colors, and a clash of old and new costumes. This Brit pokes fun at America and that doesn't sit well with vet, Carter Chase. He's helping plan a benefit concert and can't stand the fake Duchess, but there are some sparks with Katie.
My first impression of Duchess was that she's a Lady Gaga knockoff--full of flair, craziness, and attitude, but there's really more to her than meets the eye and her secret identity must be kept at all costs. I think everyone, at one time or another, hides behind a mask to cover our true selves.

Katie is a talented and sweet girl and I love the bond she shares with her mother. Chase shares a bond with her mother, too, since they both volunteer at the Veterans Aid. I love the way their lives criss-cross, even if they are completely clueless and stubborn at times. The banter is quite amusing.

As for the plot-- I laughed, I cried, I groaned in frustration, and I cheered these great characters on in their story. I'm a fan of celebs and enjoyed watching things unfold in a slightly predictable, but very enjoyable, way. I would've loved an epilogue! I'm definitely keeping Nikki Wilson on my radar.

Content: sweet and clean romance. Clean!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*


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About the Author:

Nikki Wilson Nikki Wilson writes whatever strikes her fancy: Contemporary Romance, YA fantasy, Picture Books, Non-Fiction, blog posts and anything else that requires pen and paper. She works at an elementary school as a reading tutor teaching children to love reading as much as she does. She's married to a wonderful man and her four greatest accomplishments expect her to cook them dinner and tuck them in at night.


  1. This was such a fun book! Great review! I can't wait to read more by Nikki Wilson! I can't believe this was her very first published book! I never would've guessed she is a new author! :)

    1. Loved it! Thanks for letting me know about it. I never would guess she's new--I can't wait for more!!