Determined to find a husband, Miss Eleanor "Nell" Bowman attends a ball put on by the Duchess of Greycliffe, fondly referred to as the Duchess of Love. But she roundly dismisses the suitors the matchmaking hostess has invited on her behalf. For it's the duchess' dashing son Ned, Lord Edward, who long ago captured Nell's heart - and roused her desire. All it takes is a pair of conveniently misplaced silky red bloomers to set the handsome widower's gaze on this unusual girl who is clearly more than meets the eye.
After more than a year of mourning, Ned longs to finally start anew. At first glance, the birthday ball his mother has thrown in his honor is decidedly lacking in suitable mistresses. But he senses something unexpectedly alluring beneath the veil of Nell's plain exterior - something she's anxious to reveal, and the lonely Lord is incapable of denying.
©2012 Sally MacKenzie (P)2012 Tantor
"An engaging tale that balances greed, jealousy, and malice with humor and sweetness." (Publishers Weekly)
I fully enjoyed the "naked" series so was excited to start the new "duchess of love" series. I was entertained the entire story. Sally Mac Kenzie is a clever, witty writer and Abby Craden in excellent in narration. Truly worth listening!
The narrator was so poor it was a strain to listen to the story. The storyline was slow and very predictable. I will avoid this narrator in future as well as the author.
I haven't read the print version so I can't compare.
Reggie the cat comes first then the Duke and Duchess. They had more action going on than or main characters. If only our author had decided to give Ned and Ellie some more action, kisses even would have helped. I was at more than one time wanting to put this book down because I was so disappointed!
Nothing, she did a good narration job and I liked her character voices.
Yes all of the scenes when Reggie seems to always have the damn red draws!
Hopefully there is a book about Ash and his wife and we can get more action from them than we did with this book.
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