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How to Capture a Duke Audiobook

How to Capture a Duke: Matchmaking for Wallflowers, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.

Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He's off to propose to London's most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he's vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton's expectations.

When Fiona tries to warn a passing coach about a tree in the road, the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. Evidently he's not used to seeing women attired in clothes only suitable for archaeology, waving knives. After the driver flees, Fiona decides she may as well borrow the handsome passenger....

©2016 Bianca Blythe (P)2016 Bianca Blythe

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    KElizabeth Green 03-12-17

    Avid reader time permitting. Love audio books as I can multitask, love being inserted into the time & place of story thru narrators accents.

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    "How to Capture a Duke"

    Filled with fast paced humor and romance, this book will keep you enchanted until the end. In the audible version, Rosalyn Landor did an amazing job bringing Rosalyn Blythe's characters to life! How to Capture a Duke is a well written and well narrated romance filled with twists, unexpected turns, and humor! I personally like the fact that there was no detailed explicit sex, that is not to say that some tastefully written sexual scenes are not present. I very much enjoyed listening to the audio version as I was occupied at the time with other things that didn't require my full attention. I'd highly recommend this book to any of my Recency Romance living friends. I listened straight through and didn't want to put it down.

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    🌼DARA South Carolina, USA 10-17-16
    🌼DARA South Carolina, USA 10-17-16

    💙 A Good Story Epecially w/Romance🔹Audiobooks+Work=Adventures 💫 Enjoy Listening, Debating, & Reviewing with My Book Club🔹No Spoilers 🙊

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    "Charming and fun ;-)"

    I thought this book was an entertaining Historical Romance and the kind of book that you should read when you need a diverting bit of fun. Its definitely not a detailed historical novel or a knight in shining armor adventure but this one is charming, has silly action, and humor. Rosalyn Landor narrates this book wonderfully. She is always consistently good.

    Note: This book does have some sexual situations and adult conversations.

    There was one chapter that Audible will need to fix. The audio skips repeatedly......I believe it was in chapter 25. I hope they fix this issue soon because it is distracting.

    If you are in need of some lighthearted, silly, entertaining fun give this book a try.

    I was given this book by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost for my honest and unbiased review.

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    speilgirl 06-13-17
    speilgirl 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm sorry. I couldn't even finish this"
    What disappointed you about How to Capture a Duke?

    The story was hard to handle. Narrator was fine.


    What was most disappointing about Bianca Blythe’s story?

    It was boring


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    The secondary character Madeline has some fire.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger! No one was rewarded for their bad behaviour. There were other more interesting stories hinted at but never followed up. I got near the end buy couldn't finish. I had already skipped parts to see if it got any better. thank goodness for the return policy.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with this book. there are lots of fun romance novels to kill time with and this is not one of them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teonia 05-25-17
    Teonia 05-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak Hero"

    The hero in this story was too weak and indecisive to be a duke. He was constantly being handled and talked over. It was not compelling or attractive. If it wasn't for the narrator Roslyn landor I wouldn't have finished list

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-17
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    "Funny and Suspenseful"

    Fiona will make you laugh, stir up your "girl power" and fall in love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader 04-05-17
    Avid Reader 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book worth a listen."

    Rosalyn is a delight to listen to. She really brings the story alive for the listener.

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    Sherri Lupton Hollister Pamlico News 02-18-17
    Sherri Lupton Hollister Pamlico News 02-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I write romantic suspense with a little southern grit. I love romance & adventure w/a little mystery & suspense. I believe in happy endings.

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    "A New-to-me author"

    Misconceptions and desperation turns a shy blue stocking into a Highway woman when she kidnaps a Duke. This sometimes funny often heartbreaking story is a fabulous twist on a historical romance! How to Capture a Duke by Bianca Blythe was a great introduction to a New-to-me author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A D. 02-14-17
    A D. 02-14-17
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    "Quirky Historical Romance!!"

    This is an adventurous historical romance with elements of comedy that weave through the plot threatening to unravel the whole story and throw everything into chaos. The characters are portrayed as sharpwitted yet vulnerable and flawed. It is interesting how those perceived shortcomings are actually twisted into strengths beyond the obvious. Overall, a story very likely to be enjoyed by most historical romance buffs.

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SB Ohio, United States 11-02-16
    SB Ohio, United States 11-02-16 Member Since 2016

    Addicted to listening, Loves a good story and a good narration!

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    "Promising Beginning"
    Any additional comments?


    The story has interesting and unique elements. The way the H/H meet, the interest in archeology, the 'fake fiancé " story etc. The characters are complex and have interesting background stories. The lead man is handicapped, the details about his physical and emotional struggles add richness and interest. So overall this is a promising beginning to a good series.

    I do think some of the writing indicates that the author, Bianca Blythe, is fairly new at this. But I think she has a promising future and I would love to read the next book in the series. Overall good beginning!

    Narration-Rosalyn Landor is the master of historical romance! Perfection! She adds a lot to the story, without her the rating would be lower.

    Story: 3.5 stars
    Relationship/sex: actually quite cute, interesting and loving characters. Few hot sex scenes.
    Nattation: 5 stars-Masterful
    Technical difficulties: chapter 25 of the book skips every few seconds. Audible was notified.
    Overall:3.5-4 stars, worth the time, and a promising beginning to an interesting series

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher through Audiobook Boom in return for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MAC 11-02-16
    MAC 11-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Entertaining"

    This book was very entertaining, however at times it dragged, and was predictable. The narration was excellent

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    11/27/16
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    "Great narrator, disappointing story"

    The wonderful narration by Rosalyn Landor definitely rated 5* as always, however the content rated only 3*. It had potential; a returning soldier - promoted by default to a dukedom and who has lost a leg in the peninsula wars and an unusual girl; unorthodox, apparently unmarriageable with wild, bright red hair and a passion for archaeology. The premise interested me but I was disappointed as at times the story descended into the farcical and I found it difficult to concentrate. The talented Rosalyn Landor did her best but the unbelievable storyline let it down overall.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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