I read the "The Duchess Series" and enjoyed them all. I think the suffering was a little drawn out but I still enjoyed the stories and characters.
This is a fantastic final book for the series. Villiers, who has appeared in each book, is absolutely marvelous and the narrator's voice for him is perfection. Elinor is a wonderful character and this listener cheered for her throughout the book. I very much liked the children in the story. They added a lot to the story's depth and substance as did the change in Villiers as he accepts the responsibility of fatherhood. The little pug puppy is a magical character and plays an important role. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!! Bravo!
It ranks as one of the best. I have listened to it several times and will probably listen to it again.
Can't think of any right now.
I love her narration. She brings the characters to life.
It made me laugh. I loved Leopold and Tobias.
I was happy that Leopold found someone to love. I enjoyed his character from the very beginning in Desperate Duchesses. I can't wait for the next installment.
I love the hero from prior books, the vulnerability, the children and the heroine's courage and humor, and love for her pet and her family. I really love the subtlety in the author's stories, and that the plot moves along without redundant misunderstanding and obstacles.
Brings it alive. Gives each character a different voice. Didn't want it to end. I have read this book in print at least twice before but this really makes the characters come to life.
Susan Duerden matched with my favorite romance author is a winner. I wish the author's newer books were as good as her earlier ones. She had only one misfire in the very beginning of her Duchess series. She got better and this one was perfect.
I adore Eloisa James's writing...and when narrated by Susan Duerden, it's even better! They're a literary match I highly approve of.
I found the interwoven connections between books in this series to be particularly enjoyable. These recurring characters made me want to devour the whole series. These connections raised questions (interest) without making me feel like I'd missed something (other than curiosity)....very well entwined.
I found the romance between Leopold Dautry, Duke of Villiers, and two potential brides (each daughters of Dukes, therefore 'appropriate') to be captivating. The development left me wondering if Villiers would make the smart choice...and the way the plot developed, it was a definite page turner for me.
I highly recommend this whole Duchess series to fans of Eloisa James (and all fans of all Regency and/or Victorian romances). You won't be disappointed!
Say something about yourself!
The narrator is great! This Duke really grew on me as I read the books (I won't even try to spell it). I liked the female lead as well. Lisette was so annoying! (as she should be)
Don't start with this one. You need to hate this Duke for a while to appreciate his good side. Start with An affair before Christmas.
This is my favorite of the series. It was a great ending to a great series. I am excited when I see Susan Duerden is narrating.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
This book was deliciously naughty!!!!!! I was spellbound and couldn't put it down. I listened while working around the house and cooking. It just made my morning and afternoon go by with a smile on my face. They were some scenes where I was bursting out laughing, some talking to myself and some where I wanted to just hit someone. The characters were so life like...........you could relate. Eloisa did a great job and Susan brought the characters home. I look forward to reading another of her books!
Really, enjoyed this book. Loved her dog. He was the funniest and best part of the book.
I did not realize when I read this book that there were 5 stories preceeding it. Having said that, as a stand alone story, it was totally engrossing and superbly narrated. I really enjoy historical romances, and this one did not disappoint. I love the Duke of Villier's character - a rake with a soft heart. I also enjoyed Susan Duerden's narration. There are some narrators that are so disjointed that you simply can't get into the story. No so with this narrator. She brought out the characters so that you were just simply pulled into the story! I have listened to many parts over and over with total enjoyment!