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The Duke Is Mine | [Eloisa James]

The Duke Is Mine

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick - hardly a Prince Charming - feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce,a perfect match for her in every way... every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia. Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him....
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Publisher's Summary

Destiny will be decided betweenthe sheets in this all-new tale of “The Princess and the Pea.”

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick - hardly a Prince Charming - feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce,a perfect match for her in every way... every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.

Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him - a desire they are both powerless to resist.

When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything - Olivia’s engagement, her sister’s friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them - and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.

©2012 Eloisa James (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Ramona PRUDENVILLE, MI, United States 02-07-12
    Ramona PRUDENVILLE, MI, United States 02-07-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Great Romance with a Twist"
    Would you listen to The Duke Is Mine again? Why?

    Absolutely. Have listened several times already. A great, funny, wonderfully fascinating romantic book, with the disapproving mother-of-the-duke, and all. The characters are great with multiple twists in the plot. In the beginning, and most of the way through, you just can't figure out how all the twists will come out. The ending part was a little slow, but it was necessary to bring all the pieces together. I'd give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.


    What does Susan Duerden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is just wonderful. Makes the different characters come alive. This was my first book by this author, but I bought the book half because Susan Duerden was the narrarator. She's one on the best!


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first book by Eloisa James. I'm definitely buying some more books by her.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 07-26-12
    Malena ATLANTA, GA, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Worst romance I've read in a while."
    What would have made The Duke Is Mine better?

    The entire story consists of the heroine complaining about how fat she is. "I'm so fat blah blah blah. No one could love me. My breasts are too big" etc....Not only was she a fatty, but she had a terrible personality. She's rude, insensitive, and has no thought for her family.

    Her twin sister is kind, funny, generous, and pretty, but no...the hero wants the mean fat chick.

    The entire romance made NO sense. They had nothing in common and no mutual interests. She actually mocks the hero's interest in mathematics. The only attraction between the hero and heroine is that he gets randy looking at her fat rolls. The hero came across as some creeper browsing a fetish magazine.

    Also, I didn't find it entertaining, hot or exciting to hear the heroine rattle on about her body issues. Yes, we all have them, but I don't want to have to listen to someone else complain for 10 hours. If I wanted to hear chicks complain about their low self esteem I would call my girlfriends, not spend an audible credit.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eloisa James again?

    Yes. I listened to Beauty and the Beast story by Eloisa James and absolutely loved it. I thought it was sweet, funny and completely entertaining. The Duke is Mine was nothing like the Beauty and the Beast. I know it was supposed to be a "princess and the pea" type story, but I think Ms. James was trying to compare her fat heroine (the princess) and her twin sister (the pea). It simply didn't work.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job. Always.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was angry I spent money on the book. Disappointed that the book wasn't as good as the other books I've read from her and sad that I wasted my time.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-21-12
    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 01-21-12 Member Since 2007

    Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?

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    "Your going to like ths"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Duke Is Mine to be better than the print version?

    First I have to admit I'm a huge Eloisa James fan. Her historical romances are like mini history lessons. She's spot on in the period she stages her books which makes them seem so real. From the description of clothing to the use of vocabulary and inventions the reader is swept away to another time and place. No mushy throbbing chests and heaving bosoms, her characters suffer from real people problems which makes them relatable and likeable. I loved every minute and was sad when it ended.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rupert, he was so honest and naive that you couldn't not love him. (a whole lot of bad grammar, but it fits).


    What about Susan Duerden???s performance did you like?

    I like her reading. Her English accent was pleasing and very concise. She made each character a real person and made me care about them individually.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-09-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-09-13

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    "ENJOYABLE & ENTERTAINING BUT A MIXED REVIEW"

    I love EJ's historical romances and this one was gearing up to be one of her best - I even thought about doing a cardinal sin and listening to the end chapter at one point even tho I knew it had to be a happily ever after romance.

    What I just couldn't get my head around was the farcical trip to France during wartime and how she spoke to everyone there and what happened - absolutely ridiculous. There was romance, passion, thrills, a bit of humour, sad times and some sex too.

    Worth a credit? Ohhhh it's one of those YES and No's - and I'm going with YES despite the chapters when their in France because I did enjoy all the rest of it and I love the series.... so I forgive you EJ for the crazy France trip.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Fort Worth TX 01-12-12
    Joseph Fort Worth TX 01-12-12 Member Since 2007

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Beautiful story"

    I love this book. The story line prove that two people with different ideas, hobbies and personalities, can and will fall in love. So far, out of all hers books I had read (listening is a better description), this is my favorite with a "Kiss at Midnight" comes a close second. Please keep giving us such wonderful stories.
    No Joseph but Pat.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Allison LIVERPOOL, NY, United States 08-06-12
    Allison LIVERPOOL, NY, United States 08-06-12
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    "Story was choppy. It did not keep me enthralled."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Story line was pleasant but not too memorable. I found myself putting it done and picking up when I had nothing else to read.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration was great.


    Could you see The Duke Is Mine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 07-29-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 07-29-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "First half is really Good; Second half is BORING!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. It started off interesting but by the 2nd half of the audio, it just fizzled. I definitely lost interest and was waiting for it to end.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eloisa James again?

    Yes. I loved the first half. It was interesting and well developed. The 2nd half of the audio felt disjointed and super super sappy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the "romantic" build it. I always do. This book did a great job at that throughout the 1st section of the book.


    Was The Duke Is Mine worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 06-19-14
    Ruth APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2013

    BlithelyBookish Reviews

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    "Wonderful!"

    What do you get when you blend the writing talent of Eloisa James and the brilliant narration of Susan Duerden? A decadent, romantic, sexy retelling of The Princess and the Pea, one that's deliciously fun, start to finish!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Howe Ma. 02-16-14
    Lori Howe Ma. 02-16-14 Member Since 2013

    Lori H.

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    "She's a funny heroin"
    Where does The Duke Is Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    She has so many "foot in mouth" moments that brings a chuckle to your lips. There is also a fair share of tearful moments as well. very good story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 01-25-14
    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "As always couldn't put it down"

    Funny, interesting and relaxing read.
    With just enough suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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