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The Duke's Perfect Wife Audiobook

The Duke's Perfect Wife: Highland Pleasures, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancée, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. Hart has it all - a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him - his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss: his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart, though he realized it too late.

Now Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes - and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination - Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him ... or save him.

©2012 Jennifer Ashley (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Ashley demonstrates her gift for combining complex characters; emotionally compelling, danger-tinged plotting; and a delectably sensual romance into one unforgettable love story." (Booklist)

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    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 01-16-13
    Rebecca Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada 01-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Cunning yet predictable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not a thing, I buy a book from this series whenever I need a mental break from a difficult or depressing read. It's uplifting and enjoyable.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't have changed anything. This is all about one big, happy family.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Angela is quite limited but her voice is very soothing. It's not uncommon for her to get the male and female character mixed up and her accents are terrible.


    Do you think The Duke's Perfect Wife needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No...all of the brothers are married now, lol.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect anything spectacular but you will be content.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 10-01-12
    Kimberly 10-01-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The Glue"

    Hart Mackenzie is the glue that kept the three brothers alive and on track to make their own successes. He is mostly an enigma through the first three books but this one is his story. Angela Dawe gave her normal perfect performance of Jennifer Ashley’s ‘script’. It really filled in the blanks and gave a bit of the Irish/Scottish history. I believe I think back to this novel more than the others because it fills in so much.

    Lady Eleanor Ramsay is a force to be reckoned with, which makes her the perfect match for Hart. Her dialogue in this book is excellent and often very funny. Her father is the quintessential nutty professor that always lends to humor and enlightenment. I loved her story about her Great Grandmother after the slaughter - priceless!

    This book is a bit of a roller coaster and I thought best in the series – though they are all good. Some reviewers disagree, but that is to be expected I suppose.

    Lady Eleanor was Hart’s first betrothed and why she broke it off comes later in the book. The photo sessions were a surprise, as was Eleanor’s wish to learn EVERYTHING; but that is for the readers’ discovery.

    I listened to this over two months ago and still remember it well and love it still. It is worth the credit, and I will listen again. I recommend the series – and leave this one for last.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it"

    I love the love stories in this series I love the background of the s

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    Annamarie 11-23-16
    Annamarie 11-23-16
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    "couldn't get enough loved it loved it loved it"

    loved loved loved this book couldn't get enough love the twists and turns must read

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    T sanders 11-11-16
    T sanders 11-11-16
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    "Soft porn"

    The book was okay, too much sex. It felt like I was listening to soft porn. I struggled to finish it and couldn't keep up with the story for the many sex scenes.

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    Elizabeth 10-30-16
    Elizabeth 10-30-16 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "A hard man to love"

    The third book in the series is just as good as the other two. No let down here! Ainsley was a great character and I really really like Cameron.

    We get to learn more about Daniel in this book. He plays a large roll and I absolutely love him. I can't wait to hear his story. His interaction with his father and Ainsley is absolutely hilarious in the beginning.

    We also get a teaser of Hart and Miss Ramsay's story.

    Again the best part of this book is getting to see the whole family.

    I didn't enjoy the Queen in this book. I felt like her part in the story was almost forced in a way but I really don't know how to explain it..... I just didn't like her. I guess it is just the need for conflict.

    Cameron's past is definitely dark and he has a lot to overcome but Ainsley is perfect for him.

    I laughed (Thanks to Daniel and Mac), felt sorrow, was outraged, warmed with love..... it's a great story and totally worth the credit.

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    J. Black 01-13-16
    J. Black 01-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series"

    Though Ian McKenzie will always be my favorite out of all the brothers I did enjoy Hart's story. We see that behind all the bluster stern looks harsh words that Hart has a soft side. We see all the turmoil that he went through to protect all that he loved. At the very very end of the book they try to explain Harts darker likes and wants and I think that they did so in a very gentle way according to the fact that this is a period book. Though for some of us who like a lot of steam and naughtiness perhaps a little bit more would've been wanted.

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    Karen 10-07-15
    Karen 10-07-15

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Tastefully Erotic and Intriguing"
    What did you love best about The Duke's Perfect Wife?

    El is so strong and doesn't give up but most of all she is as intellegent and adventurous as Hart needed in this lady love . Talk about stand by your man! I jumped to this book after the great #1 as Hart and Ian were so close. I am skipping around in the series, next Sinclare's story as Ms Dawe does wonderful children's voices, then Cam's due to Daniel.
    I like the way the author can weave background into the current story without giving away a previous plot. This is a mark of a good series writer/editor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duke's Perfect Wife?

    When the Duke finds the box.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    I am a huge fan of Ms Dawe both contemporary and her historical voices, none better. See Nora Roberts series MacGregors and her best Tiffney Snow series, WOW


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, as I downloaded the series out of order to see how clever the author could be in telling Hart's story. CLEVER, modern day eroticism woven into a historical period. Author pulled her writing skills altogether to make this a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    These are not stand alone books, but can easily be listened to out of order. Read the reviews of all the stories if you only want to try 1. Most say Ian's story which is most clever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda USA 01-27-15
    Rhonda USA 01-27-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Still like the series On second listen"

    This is enjoyable on many levels. Good story. Great narrator. Amazed at how much of the story I didn't remember will have to re-listen to others I previously listened to. Much like an old friend catching up and telling stories.

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    SpeechTeachMe 09-25-14

    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "A nice continuation of the series."

    This was a pleasant addition to the series. If you enjoy the characters and would like a deeper insight into the mind and heart of Hart McKenzie, this is the book for you. Easy listen, especially when engaging in daily tasks.

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