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A Groom of One's Own: Writing Girls, Book 1 | [Maya Rodale]

A Groom of One's Own: Writing Girls, Book 1

London, 1823: A handsome duke. His beautiful soon-to-be duchess. A whirlwind courtship. It is this author's privilege to report on the event all of London is talking about: The upcoming wedding of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon to the only daughter of the Duke of Richmond. Every detail of the "Wedding of the Year" will be reported in these pages as a London Weekly exclusive. But I, Miss Sophie Harlow, must confess to a secret infatuation with this "double duke" that can only lead to trouble.
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Publisher's Summary

Miss Harlow's marriage in high life.

London, 1823: A handsome duke. His beautiful soon-to-be duchess. A whirlwind courtship. It is this author's privilege to report on the event all of London is talking about: The upcoming wedding of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon to the only daughter of the Duke of Richmond. Every detail of the "Wedding of the Year" will be reported in these pages as a London Weekly exclusive.

But I, Miss Sophie Harlow, must confess to a secret infatuation with this "double duke" that can only lead to trouble. It is impossible that this notoriously upstanding gentleman would ever jilt his bride for a scandalous female newspaper writer. And yet…the arrival of a foreign prince, the discovery of a shocking secret, and one passionate kiss could change everything. Will this perfect duke risk the scandal of the year to marry the woman his heart desires?

©2010 Maya Rodale (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"For a delightful love-and-laughter, madness and mayhem romance, Rodale calls upon the joy, troubles, triumphs and tribulations of wedding planning. With its quick pace and wonderful sense of humor, Rodale's new entry in the Writing Girl series is a smash." (RT Book Reviews)

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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 04-07-14
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 04-07-14 Member Since 2010
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    "What a fun story."

    I really enjoyed this first installment of the Writing Girls Series. The characters were strong and very likable. There was plenty dialogue. Sexual tension and a well written sex scene, (not graphic, just nicely written)

    I will definitely read the next book in this series.

    The narrator did a very good job as well. I like that she did change her voice to sound like a man for the male dialogue and read with emotion.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 03-13-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2010

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    "A COMPELLING REGENCY ROMP"

    This was a good start to a new series and the well written humorous story tells of Sophie's journey about when she's jilted at the alter and flees to London and there she finds a job writing a Wedding Column for a newspaper. One day she meets a handsome man called Brandon and they have a very nice friendly afternoon walking around London chatting, laughing and becoming friends with mutual attraction so during the conversation she asks if he's married and he says no so she starts to daydream hard about him.

    However, Sophie's in for a shock as her next assignment is to write a detailed account about The Wedding Of The Year a marriage of convenience between Lady Clarissa and the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon (a double Duke no less) and she happily goes along for a meeting with all concerned but she's in for a heartbreaking shock. As the plot progresses two love stories emerge and, as the countdown to the wedding begins, the attraction between Sophie and Brandon builds but there's conflicts of duty and honor v love an emotional turmoil that must bring decisions, everyone's internal battles of doing the right thing, an ever growing passion, helpful or scheming Mothers and yet another event filled walk down the aisle for Sophie.

    Worth a credit? This was an enjoyable, sweet, light yet intense listen with a contemporary feel, it had a handsome, honorable and respectful Duke who needs adventure from all his responsibilities in his boring life and a strong-willed, clever woman with a sense of humor that is willing to give it all to him if he chooses her. It was funny, sad, frustrating, probably not historically accurate, had emotional rather than graphic sex scenes, there were lots of events, a secret, a well described blossoming touching romance but which, IMHO, went on a bit too long about the decisions to be made, however YES creditworthy.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    V. T. USA 08-21-14
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    Would you try another book from Maya Rodale and/or Carolyn Morris?

    Maybe not with Maya Rodale. I like Carolyn Morris as narrator and that is the reason I picked up the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Rodale again?

    Not sure


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    Nice performance


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    I like the beginning of the book...


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    The book doesn't go anywhere. I am half way through. It just repeats itself of the H/h's feelings over and over again. I was like, didn't I hear this already? Is the audio working, did it rewind? It is boring. h is not ethical in my opinion, don't pretend to be friend with the woman if you are trying to steal her fiance. Frustrating and boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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