My One and Only Duke

Rogues to Riches, Book 1
Narrated by: James Langton
Series: Rogues to Riches Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From a New York Times best-selling author and one of "the very best in today's regency romance" (Elizabeth Hoyt) comes the story of the unconventional Wentworth family in this charming new series with a Cinderella twist.

A funny thing happened on the way to the gallows... One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.

There was just one tiny problem... Jane Winston, the widowed, pregnant daughter of a meddlesome prison preacher, crosses paths with Quinn in jail. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers Jane marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.

They were wrong. He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?

Also includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

When his carriage wheel snaps in a snowstorm, Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, is forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.

©2018 Grace Burrowes (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes' romances have them all." (Mary Balogh, New York Times best-selling author)

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Loved this story and the telling of it.

This is a rags to riches story of a man named Quinn who is a man accused a d wrongly convicted of manslaughter. He meets Jane, a preacher's daughter, who is widowed and pregnant, while waiting to meet his sentence of hanging. Quinn, being the lovely man he is decides to help Jane out. But miracle of miracles, he is pardoned.
He and Jane now face a future together, and he still needs to find the nemesis who framed him for manslaughter. Now he has not only his family, but Jane, to protect.
Great story and characters. Filled with intrigue, humor and heat. This narrator was wonderful as well. I highly recommend the story and the audio book, and am looking forward to the next in this series.

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So disappointing!!!

I’ve read a few books by this author in the past and had enjoyed them. When I’m about to spend a credit I get nervous because I don’t want to waste a credit on a crappy book but knowing I’ve listened to a few others of hers I felt safe purchasing. There was so much potential for the book considering the storyline. I loved the storyline however that was about it, the thought of it was nice right but that was it. This did not feel like a romance, more a mystery or something else. There was no real bonding between the main characters. No falling in love. No time spent together. I also felt the author gave you a lot of repetitive information in the book. The narration was ok. Not horrible but not exceptional either. I’m so disappointed I will not be reading anymore from this author. Waste of time and money.

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A Lovely Heartwarming HEA

I loved this book, although I was a bit confused in the beginning because of the sisters' names. I wondered if this book occurred before the Windham cousins books. If you've read the cousin's series, you'll understand. I loved both Quinn's and Jane's transformations through the story. Quinn who realized his worth and Jane whose confidence grew to match her drive and intellect. My favorite moment was when Jane finally threw her father out of her house. I also loved Ned what's his last name and the "twin" butlers. Overall, an engrossing tale told with humor and intelligence.

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A New Duke

Once upon a time there was a banker waiting to be hanged and a young pregnant widow who accompanies her crazy Vicar Papa when he comes to the prison to perform his mission. The banker and the young woman talk and come to like each other. They marry so that the young woman can take care of herself and the baby, his final act of kindness. Wait… Quinn doesn’t die (it could not have been any closer); he is apparently heir to a duchy and is now the Duke of Walden. Jane is not a twice-widowed mother; she is now a duchess.

Quinn and Jane must learn to handle the responsibilities of their new station while coming to know each other. Jane must also learn to cope with Quinn’s unusual family, which now includes also, not just Jane, but the “staff” Quinn brought out of prison with him. There’s a lot to do, so much to learn, including who was behind Quinn’s murder charge and near fatal prison stay.

This is an entertaining and busy story written in Grace Burrowes typical engaging and witty style. The characters, from the hero and heroine to loveable Ned, exhibit strength, intelligence, caring and confidence (although a little uncertainty appears at times). Well-written descriptions of the characters, the settings, and the circumstances draw the reader into the story. The story is well paced and has some drama, danger, and mystery mixed with the fun and romance. James Langton’s narration is outstanding. His voices bring the characters to life. My One and Only Duke is a great beginning for what promises to be another wonderful series by Grace Burrowes. You don’t want to miss it!

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Great Start to a Series

I seldom read a series a second time, but this one is an exception. I enjoyed the characters, even the secondary ones are well written. The story starts in, of all places, Newgate Prison. It’s an unlikely place to begin a romance series but for this story it is perfect.
Not saying a lot about the narrator as his female voices are what you would expect from a male with a fairly deep voice. His “pompous aristocrats” and “pious preachers” more than make up for that minor short coming.

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed the story which contained just the right amount of twists and turns to be engaging. i did have some trouble understanding the dialogue with the accents.

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Great story


Loved the story ! Burrrows creates believable and loveable characters and a scenario that kept me listening without a break whenever possible

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Well Done!

Great story, very original plot which is hard to accomplish in this story line. Regency has been done to a fair the well but Grace Burrowes accomplishes making it interesting again. Character building is excellent (I can SEE Quinn) and the wit and humor you will always find in a Burrowes novel is here once again.

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2 Winners

Grace Burrows charms in so many ways: her characters bewitch; her dialogue sparkles; her plots entertain. And James Langdon understands and illuminated as he reads. This book is simply a fine expression of author and reader together offering the best of this genre.

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deeply felt

a little slow at times but that's the type of story it is. liked the main characters but lost track of some of the secondary characters at times. all on all, an enjoyable book.