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A Duke of Her Own | [Eloisa James]

A Duke of Her Own

A duke must choose wisely.... Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado. After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title.
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A duke must choose wisely....

Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.

After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad - and Villiers is inclined to agree.

Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field....

But in the bedroom. And the heart.

©2009, 2011 Eloisa James (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 01-08-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 01-08-12
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    "Fantastic ending to the series!"

    You've got to love the Duke of Villars. He's come a long way since the first in the series "Desperate Duchesses." I only wish that the middle three books in this series were also available as narrated books; however, they are not. I had to stop listening in order to read the three other books in the series before finishing up with "A Duke of Her Own."

    The heroine in this book is very outspoken and can handle Villars.

    Susan Duerden is a great narrator and I enjoy listening to her. I strongly recommend this book for those who love historical romance novels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-13-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 02-13-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Started s l o w... Ended great!"

    I liked this book. Not Mrs. James best but enjoyable enough. I guess my main issue is that the first half of the book is very slow paced. Then it starts to pick up and it becomes sexy and romantic as you expect from this author. The Happily ever after in this book is worth going through the first slow half.

    Narration: Susan Duerden is one of my favorite historical romance narrators. Great accents, different and distinct voices for each character and she definitely adds feeling and intensity to the story. In my opinion this book is worth it if you find it on sale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ramona PRUDENVILLE, MI, United States 05-20-12
    Ramona PRUDENVILLE, MI, United States 05-20-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!"

    A compelling, great story with heart-wrenching tension. Keeps you guessing til the end, even though you figure out who will be together, the issue is "how" will it all come together.
    Stayed up til after 2 a.m. to finish it in one day. Wonderful love story.

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    Karen Southern United Starex 01-21-12
    Karen Southern United Starex 01-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I was spell bound"
    What did you love best about A Duke of Her Own?

    I love how Eloisa James makes her characters flawed and so human. I found them very believable and likable. From start to finish I loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The rich dpescription of the books surroundings and the emotional turmoil of each character gave this book real depth.


    Which character ??? as performed by Susan Duerden ??? was your favorite?

    I loved her portrayal of Villiers. Even being a woman she made the character believable and emotional.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and did!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Great end to such intriguing character"

    Villier is such a complex character that I wanted to see him not only find a mother for his kids but a great partner. Eloisa James manage to do just that, I loved it

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    Lady M 03-14-13
    Lady M 03-14-13
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    "A Good One!"

    A Duke of Her Own held my interest throughout the story. Susan Duerden gave a wonderful performance.

    I highly recommend it to lovers of Historical Romance.

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    reasonable critic United States 01-28-13
    reasonable critic United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful, but not the best of the series."

    The entire series has been an enjoyable listen and I highly recommend these books for their great storylines and interesting narration A Duke of Her Own featured on of my favorite characters from earlier books as the main hero. The only disappointment was his failure to see through the very obvious shortcomings of the woman he selects to wed. I hope Eloisa James continues this series or writes a similar one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 01-10-12
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 01-10-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Eloisa is so much fun !"
    If you could sum up A Duke of Her Own in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, witty, and fun :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Duke of Her Own?

    The memorable moments of this book are definately moments of realization of truthful emotions. I like eloisa's style on clarifying the background emotions of each character. Loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not as strong as her other books like

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    Frances Brown 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Duke of her own"

    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.

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    Patricia 01-30-15
    Patricia 01-30-15

    Patricia

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    "Duerden's Voice for Villiers is Near Perfection!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

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