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For Love of the Duke Audiobook

For Love of the Duke: The Heart of a Duke, Book 1

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After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he's coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father's passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she meets Jasper. In a desperate bid to avoid a match arranged by her family, Katherine makes the Duke of Bainbridge a shocking proposition; one that he accepts. Only, as Katherine begins to love Jasper, she finds the arrangement agreed upon is not enough. And Jasper is left to decide if protecting his heart is more important than fighting for Katherine's love.

©2014 Christi Caldwell (P)2014 Christi Caldwell

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    Cam 12-06-15
    Cam 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    ""You made me to feel and dream and love again""

    I love the above quote from the book. I could NOT stop listening. Had to finish the book at all cost and yet did not want it to end. A truly heartfelt story. Funny and heartbreaking and heartwarming and maddening all together. A hero to love and a heroine to adore. This book really did make me feel and dream and love. The epitome of a great love story. sigh

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-20-15
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Minor SPOILERS, maybe.."
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    I did like Jasper and really liked Katherine. Where he was so afraid and negative she was so positive and unafraid of anything when it came to them. That is, until she’d had enough sense to get tired of hearing about Lydia and left him, which I don’t blame her for. I know I was tired of hearing about her. I really am tired of so much angst in books, page after page, going on and on for 300 or 400 pages.
    The book did have some nice sex in it but the book itself needs to have less angst. One reviewer said this, “The romance was overshadowed by the first wife,” and I couldn’t agree more. The story was dragged out way too long to make it a five star read. You can only read how much he loved Lydia, how guilty he feels about Lydia, how he misses Lydia, how beautiful Lydia was, before you’ve had enough.
    A good read, but I'm not so sure I'd read this author again because of the incredible amount of angst she puts in her books. Doubt I could go through it again with Anne.

    As to the narrator: She did an excellent job on the voices. I would definitely listen to her again. Not much emotion in her reading but I can overlook that as long as the men sound like men.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 03-15-15
    Sarah 03-15-15

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    "Interesting characters!"

    At first, I was not so impressed with this book but I trundled on and was rewarded by a wonderful story!!!!!!

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    Laurie 03-04-15
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    "Very enjoyable!!!!"

    AWESOME READ!!!!!!!! Can not wait to read her next book!!!! Fresh new writer to enjoy!!!

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    constanza new york, NY, United States 02-20-15
    constanza new york, NY, United States 02-20-15

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    "loved loved Loved IT"

    what a fun book! this is one of those books you just wish was longer the narration was perfect i liked it so much i went to buy another book just cos it had the same narrator, cant wait for next book on the series, jasper and katherine were the perfect hero and heroine for this story****the only thing i would change is *************little spoiler********** i feel poor katherine is always feeling like second best to her sister to her husband and it bugs me jasper never really tells her how special she is to him i would likw to think he does on the period of time before the epilogue***********

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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-20-15
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-20-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow! What a great story and narration!"

    I absolutely loved this story! The hero, Jasper was devastated at his loss and then comes the heroine, Katherine, she was fantastic! Loved her. She was strong, funny, witty and just perfect for our broken hero. They made a perfect couple. There was a couple of very nicely written sex scenes.

    The story line was truly a wonderful love story and flowed very nicely. There was not as much dialogue as I normally like but there was still enough and it was great!

    I totally recommend this book for sure!

    As for the narration, one of the very best I have listened to in a long time. She made a fantastic story even better with her wonderful narration. Everyone had their own distinct voice and she read with emotion as called for. Her reading voice was beautiful. Loved it! I do hope Morag Sims narrates many many more books. I will be looking for her narrations!

    I certainly hope that the next book in this series More Than a Duke is released on audible very soon and narrated by Morag Sims! I will be watching for it! Fingers crossed.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 06-18-15
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 06-18-15 Member Since 2016

    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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    "I laughed, I cried and I loved every second of it."

    This story was surprisingly good! Jasper suffered a traumatic loss of his wife and son that has left him empty. After years alone he meets Katherine by chance and everything changes. This story feels like a twist of the Beauty and the Beast. I felt so many different emotions while listen to it. The narration is very good too. I'm so disappointed that the second book has a different narrator.

    If you enjoy historical romances and fairytale stories like Beauty and the Beast you will love this story.

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    leann Daboss 11-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the storyline though similar to most was delivered in the most enticing way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The manner in which the author gave the POV


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Much, the narration was rushed, it didn't allow time to get into the many emotions of the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    New, bold and exciting!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the development, it was slow but not too slow or boring. The characters were as real as could get.

    Splendid book

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    bebe South Carolina 02-26-16
    bebe South Carolina 02-26-16 Member Since 2009

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Entertaining Story"
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    This was an entertaining listen, but rather lightweight and shallow. Very formulaic and predictable but still held my attention.

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    Kerry 01-31-16
    Kerry 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A lovely passionate story. Well narrated. The verbal sparring between the two main characters was witty and funny at times. The Duke was hard to like at first but he slowly became more likeable towards the end.

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    "Nice story"

    Enjoyed the easy listening was a good story, will be purchasing the next in the series. Will recommend to my sister as she has the same taste as me

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