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One Dance with a Duke Audiobook

One Dance with a Duke: The Stud Club Trilogy, Book 1

In One Dance with a Duke, the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy, secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.
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In One Dance with a Duke, the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy, secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only 10 members - yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight". Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke - until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke's dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother's debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club's founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager - or win everlasting love?

©2010 Eve Ortega (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    beetreaux 08-29-12
    beetreaux 08-29-12
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    "I loved the British accent of the narrator!"
    If you could sum up One Dance with a Duke in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery, love, horses!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the British accent of the narrator really put the story back in time for me. I really enjoyed the mystery behind the murder and finding the clues bit by bit. The love story that develops, also bit by bit, between the main characters was frustrating at times (just speak up already!) and very sweet at others.
    Sexy enough without being over the top, it certainly kept things interesting and the imagination flying.
    Overall a great listen!


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    Kath Braintree, MA, United States 07-21-12
    Kath Braintree, MA, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good writing."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Dance with a Duke?

    When he carried her from the ball.


    What about Leslie Bellair’s performance did you like?

    Clear narrator. Easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only audio book for this author I could find, it's an older book. Her writing is done very well, full characters, I'd like to listen to her more recent work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-05-12

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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Dance with a Duke to be better than the print version?

    I decided to purchase this in audio after reading the print version. The story is great! The passion and emotion of the main characters just jumped out the printed page at you.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was awful. I was so disappointed. She brought no personality,no emotion to the story at all. She actually read the story like it she couldn't wait to be done with it. I will be careful not to purchase anymore audio books with Leslie Bellair as the narrator.


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    denise 07-29-12
    denise 07-29-12 Member Since 2010

    Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against the odds find love when they are not looking for it.

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    "Well done! Good mix of fun, empathy and romance."
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    A unique story. The characters are each flawed and strong. The story pulls you along without dragging on too slowly it continues to promise more. You will like the characters and empathize with their trials. But it is mixed in with some fun. Very entertaining.

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    Aunt Coffee 06-11-13
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    "Tortured hero, Nurturing heroine"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator's voice seemed a little shrill at first but I had been listening to a narrator with a much lower voice before this book. The story seemed a bit disjointed but overall enjoyable.

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    Ann 06-08-13
    Ann 06-08-13

    love listening to books vampire romance books

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    Tonya KALAMAZOO, MI, United States 06-04-13
    Tonya KALAMAZOO, MI, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Started out great..."
    What did you like best about One Dance with a Duke? What did you like least?

    I very much enjoyed the first half or so of the story. However, and as a female it galls me to say this, but the heroine at the end turned into the TSTL type, and the hero into the "everything is my fault" type, even when it wasn't his fault at all.


    What could Tessa Dare have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write the female lead a little stronger and balance the story more.


    Which character – as performed by Leslie Bellair – was your favorite?

    St. Maur.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


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    Sarah Auckland, New Zealand 05-13-13
    Sarah Auckland, New Zealand 05-13-13
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    "A fun diversion"

    A light and fun story, not to be taken seriously. There were some serious flaws in how life was depicted but I doubt historical accuracy was the point.

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    Kim Jhb, South Africa 05-12-13
    Kim Jhb, South Africa 05-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "English as she is not spoken!!!!"
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    Couldn't get past the appalling and frequent mispronunciations. Since when is palm pronounced 'pom' or taught pronounced 'tot'? And the list continues. A sweet story ruined by a poor performance


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    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 05-10-13
    Anne Stuart Greensboro, VT USA 05-10-13 Member Since 2011

    NYT writer of romantic suspense with a serious addiction to audiobooks.

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    "What a treat!"
    If you could sum up One Dance with a Duke in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, sexy, delightful!


    What other book might you compare One Dance with a Duke to and why?

    Lorraine Heath or Jennifer Ashley's historicals


    Have you listened to any of Leslie Bellair’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she's excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was particularly moved when the heroine finally sent her brother away.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope more of Tessa Dare's books are made available, if they're as good as this one.

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