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Duchess of My Heart

Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Series: The Vault Collection, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Jillian's marriage was a nightmare, the news of her husband's death an answered prayer. She refuses to bow to the ton and pretend to mourn. And her best friend, Case, will be by her side as she defies society's rules and has her first taste of freedom.  

Justin, eighth Duke of Whittington, is determined to save his family name from the scandal his brother Case is creating, but the lovely Jillian is not the foe he expected. Both vulnerable and vexing, he's never met another woman like her. But as sparks fly between them, Justin realizes he must help save Jillian from her past before they can ever have a future.  

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Maya Banks (P)2019 Tantor

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Beautifully fluent, Persuasive Expressive with wit

Being a fan of Maya Banks and her erotic books, I ventured upon this one. A totally different genre. When I listened to this book, it was not written in Maya's way of writing that I had been accustomed to; bold, erotic and over-the-top... always pushing the audience to the next level.

This book is very different. Eloquently written (as it is hard to be eloquent with BDSM in her other books) taking place in the 1800s. If you enjoy the beautiful fluent with persuasive expressiveness and meaningful conversations with wit, this book is for you. Don't expect it to be another 'hot o-omg' book either. Very prim and properly written. Loved it.

The chemistry between ALL the characters is so unique and perfectly expressed; this made the book even more enjoyable than the way it was written. Maya Banks is simply amazing!

The narration was bang on. All the characters were uniquely heard with precision. Took the book to another level.

This is a beautiful love story. You will definitely enjoy it.

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This was a well developed story but!

As a person sensitive to violence perpetrated on women and children I cringed many times through this book. Many scenes made me wince
Though in fairness to the author this is a reality of life.

The narrator was very good.

One last thing, I know that many authors write graphic sex scenes to tantalize the readers. I have read many excellent books that don't provide graphic detail but are so skillfully written that you know what is going on without the smut. I feel that this author is good enough to leave out the graphics and still tell a great winning story.

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  • Kimberly
  • ANN ARBOR, MI, United States
  • 08-10-19

Great characters, excellent narration, believable

Will be purchasing the series. Kudos to the narrator, Tim Campbell. Smartly written, nuanced characters, excellent balance between conflict/attraction/resolution. Believable angst, beautiful vulnerability, romantic without being sappy and unrealistic. Characters are basically likable, even when showing their flaws...a feat that many authors cannot achieve. Quickly becoming a Banks fan!

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great movement

i love it when books move the story along....when there is action and story progression, instead of just dialog and personal reflection. Great book.

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it was a good book...

The narrator didnt anoy me, the plot was well developed, the characters were not one deminsional...... it is worth the credit.

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True romance

I so enjoyed listening to this beautiful love story! The narrator was perfect! Gillian and Justin are a fabulous couple caring for each other and fighting the odds to be the Duke and Duchess!