Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster.
And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!
©2015 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2016 Recorded Books
Witty banter, touching romance, lots of fun with the heroine's family and the wonderful Rosalyn Landor.
The humor and romance.
When the heroine's 3 older brothers are taken out of her house by her mother, made me laugh and laugh!
Worth the credit for sure. My first listen from this author, will try another.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
I really enjoyed this romance. It is a good story with good characters. The Bridgeton family is made up of 9 great characters - the mother and 8 children. Daphne, the eldest daughter is the heroine in this book. She get involved with the Duke of Hastings who suffers with a stammer and his hatred of his wicked father. Can the love a good woman help him get over his problems?
Squee!!!! I had wanted this book many years ago and it was perfect. Well worth the wait and I must have the others ASAP!!!!!!
Love conquers all.
The overall story: The old Duke's loss because of his pride. The results from the young Earl living his life for revenge against his father, the Duke; even after he is gone. A secret sham marriage proposal between the young Duke and his best friends sister.
I have enjoyed Ms. Landor's narrations many times. They were all excellent.
The folly of pride and revenge.
Well written and narrated, well worth a credit.
I read this book years ago and have hoped it would finally be recorded with Rosalyn Landor's excellent narration. Thank you! Waiting for the rest of the early Bridgerton books.
read all the books, but this is my first audible. character of Daphne was a delight but the male characters came across as juvenile and flighty, which made them hard to like and hard to take seriously.
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I love to listen to books but this book was not on the Audible. So I had to read it on my Kindle, I was 48% in it when today I had this surprise, The duke and I on Audible at last
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