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Waking up with the Duke Audiobook

Waking up with the Duke: London's Greatest Lovers, Book 3

Renowned for his bedchamber prowess, Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes a debt to a friend. But the payment expected is most shocking, even to an unrepentant rake - for he's being asked to provide his friend's exquisite wife with what she most dearly covets: A child. Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort, is furious that such a scandalous agreement would be made. If she acquiesces, there must be rules: No kissing - and, certainly, no pleasure.
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Publisher's Summary

They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers....

Renowned for his bedchamber prowess, Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes a debt to a friend. But the payment expected is most shocking, even to an unrepentant rake - for he's being asked to provide his friend's exquisite wife with what she most dearly covets: a child. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one. Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort, is furious that such a scandalous agreement would be made. If she acquiesces, there must be rules: No kissing - and, certainly, no pleasure.

Until love takes them by surprise....

But unexpected things occur with the surprisingly tender duke - especially once Lady Jayne discovers the rogue can make her dream again - and Ransom realizes he's found the one woman he truly cannot live without.

©2011 Jan Nowasky (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lady M 12-15-14
    Lady M 12-15-14
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    Waking Up With The Duke is a unique story. The storyline calls for love-making throughout the book, but unlike many stories with immoderate sexual content the theme of "Waking Up With The Duke" is about begetting a babe. I did not find it objectionable as I do with stories that simply throw in page after page of sexual activity to increase the length of their books, or ones that depict erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement. Most of the aforementioned books have little to no actual story.

    "Waking Up With The Duke" is an emotional story about dysfunctional families of the aristocracy, friendships, guilt, regrets, and love. The guilt ridden Duke of Ainsley feels he owes his friend and cousin Walfort a debt, but the payment requested even shocked the rake.

    The hero and heroine of the story is the Duke of Ainsley and the Lady Jane Walfort, but the secondary characters play important roles. There is: Lord Walfort, his jewels, the scandalous Duchess of Ainsley and her artist lover with no known last name, his brothers and their ever-growing families. I love his brother's young heir, who, when speaking to the Duke addresses him as "Uncle", and the Duke replies "Nephew".

    The story encompasses a variety of emotions. It has some inventive verbal humor, but for the most part is emotionally heart-rendering. It is not a story to be easily forgotten.

    It is very well written, and Anne Flosnik gave a flawless performance--she is quite an actress. Her ability to portray the emotions of the characters brings them to life. The listener feels their love, pain, and happiness.




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    M. Jess Texas 04-16-16
    M. Jess Texas 04-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found I couldn't put it down"

    I loved the characters and the narrator brought them to life in my mind's eye. Enjoyed it to the MAX!

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    Kristen Fulton 03-29-16
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    "Absolutely loved the story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Waking up with the Duke to be better than the print version?

    Read it!!! Although the narrator is talented she is extremely nasally on words that end in a an "ore" sound. Every time I heard her say, "four, more, before, etc" it made me cringe.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At first I was a little apprehensive about the story line as I am not a fan of adultry based books. But, this story is different. It isn't what you expect. I fell in love with the hero.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Soften her pronunciation on words that end with an r. She is extremely harsh and nasally taking away from the story and startling the listener out of an enjoyable listen. She is a cross between a New Jersey / British accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Heart ache. I hurt for the heroine as her world tumbled apart.


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    John 11-27-15
    John 11-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good story, needs a different narrarator"

    The story was good, it would have been better but I was not able to get past the narrator's nasally voice.

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    12/21/14
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    "Good Story But Worst Narration I've Heard"

    The awful voice ruined this story. Listened on half speed but really ruined the book.

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