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One Dance with a Duke Audiobook

One Dance with a Duke: The Stud Club Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In One Dance with a Duke, the first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful new trilogy, secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only 10 members - yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight". Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke - until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke's dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother's debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club's founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager - or win everlasting love?

©2010 Eve Ortega (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Angela Tampa, FL, United States 05-22-13
    Angela Tampa, FL, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pleasant Beginning to the Series!"

    If you’ve ever read Pride and Prejudice imagine for a moment instead of Mr. Darcy you have the 4th Duke of Morland, Spencer Dumarque, who graces the ton with his presence only at the stroke of midnight to dance one set, with one young lady of his choosing, before disappearing into the night. Instead of Elizabeth Bennett, there is Lady Amelia d’Orsay who could care less about the Duke of Morland; however, decides not to dislike him- not for his careless disdain for others- but for refusing to forgive a gambling debt he now holds over her brother Jack, which in turn requires her family to rent out their cottage for the summer, and thus not allowing her to recreate the summer memories of her past at her beloved Brierbank Cottage. The two are not what they appear to be to society or to one another. In fact, Spencer only appears in society for brief periods of time because he suffers from Ochlophopia, an exaggerated or irrational fear of crowds, and Amelia is attempting a last ditch effort to save her brother Jack who seems to be in a steady decline to ruination after the death of their older brother. Despite the pair being thrust together into holy matrimony they seem content with the contractual arrangement for fear of being taken advantage of, or do they? Add to the plot the fact the Spencer is accused of murder, and Amelia will not consummate the marriage until he can prove his innocence. Honor, Pride, Prejudice or Self-Preservation, call it what you want. Sometimes it’s best to just say what’s on your mind and get it over with already. Spence and Amelia hurt each other a great deal by what they don’t say and clarify early on, although Amelia is the one who continues this lack of communication chain, and this is truly frustrating. This was a good listen and definitely kept me engaged. I have read the next books in the series unable to find them on audio and they are wonderful. I would definitely listen or read the first in the series before moving on to the others. Happy Listening.

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    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 05-04-13
    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2010

    I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!

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    "Credit Worthy Romance :)"

    This title has been in my wishlist for a while and I ended up obtaining it through one of those "Surprise..$4.95" sales that show up every now and then.

    I am glad that I took a chance on this. The hero was just yummy...he saw her...and then he had to have her! I loved that. The heroine was a bit annyoingly simple minded when it came to her milk sop/wastrel of a brother. I kinda wanted to smack her in the face a few times, but I appreciated her loyalty to her family. I thought that the author did a great job of keeping me enganged and drawn into the plot. I am hoping that we get the rest of the trilogy as I am interested in the other two male members of the stud club.

    I agree with the other reviewers about the narrator. She wan't awful, but there was very little change between her male and female voices. I didn't have an issue listening to her because I too was enjoying the plot.

    Worth the 4.95 I paid for the book, and I would spend a credit for the story alone.

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    Ann 12-26-12
    Ann 12-26-12
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    "Different in a good way"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Dance with a Duke to be better than the print version?

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    What other book might you compare One Dance with a Duke to and why?

    It's hard to compare since this storyline was unique


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    A little much on the accent and formality


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she asked the duke to dance


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    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 10-26-12
    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2012

    "I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"

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    "Wonderful naration"

    I really enjoyed this book, could not stop listening to it. This is one of those narration's that made the book seem far better than it actually was.

    I liked the story a lot, the hero was strong yet flawed in a surprising way. I liked that the heroine was not the most beautiful creature that walked the face of the earth. I didn't like her situation with her brother felt that part of the story was a bit contrived to add unnecessary drama.

    The issue that brings the hero and heroine together is not resolved in this book and the continuation of the series is not yet on audible, I do hope that gets remedied and that they use the same narrator.

    This is very much worth a listen. The story is engaging, the hero is dashing and the narration is wonderful.

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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 09-16-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 09-16-12
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    "FANTASTIC!!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is my first Tessa Dare and it definitely will not be my last. This was a great historical romance. I loved the Duke's arrogance and the fact that he had a flaw and a reason for his arrogance. I thought the book had a great story line with interesting characters.


    Which character – as performed by Leslie Bellair – was your favorite?

    Amelia.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like what Tessa Dare did with Claudia (the Duke's cousin and ward). I've never heard this particular story in a historical romance. I'd actually like to hear what happens to Claudia after her problem is revealed. I think she deserves a book of her own.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like the way that Leslie Bellair reads. She reads with a lot of feeling and character; however, she does not do the male voices very good. At times I was really confused as to which character (male or female) was speaking. When several male characters were involved it was impossible to tell which character was talking unless the sentence was prefaced or followed by the "so and so said."<br/><br/>This issue wouldn't completely stop me from listening to another book narrated by Bellair as I really like the way she reads.

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    beetreaux 08-29-12
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    "I loved the British accent of the narrator!"
    If you could sum up One Dance with a Duke in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery, love, horses!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the British accent of the narrator really put the story back in time for me. I really enjoyed the mystery behind the murder and finding the clues bit by bit. The love story that develops, also bit by bit, between the main characters was frustrating at times (just speak up already!) and very sweet at others.<br/>Sexy enough without being over the top, it certainly kept things interesting and the imagination flying.<br/>Overall a great listen!


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    Kath Braintree, MA, United States 07-21-12
    Kath Braintree, MA, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good writing."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Dance with a Duke?

    When he carried her from the ball.


    What about Leslie Bellair’s performance did you like?

    Clear narrator. Easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only audio book for this author I could find, it's an older book. Her writing is done very well, full characters, I'd like to listen to her more recent work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-05-12

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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Dance with a Duke to be better than the print version?

    I decided to purchase this in audio after reading the print version. The story is great! The passion and emotion of the main characters just jumped out the printed page at you.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was awful. I was so disappointed. She brought no personality,no emotion to the story at all. She actually read the story like it she couldn't wait to be done with it. I will be careful not to purchase anymore audio books with Leslie Bellair as the narrator.


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    denise 07-29-12
    denise 07-29-12 Member Since 2010

    Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against all odds find love when they are not looking for it.

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    "Well done! Good mix of fun, empathy and romance."
    Any additional comments?

    A unique story. The characters are each flawed and strong. The story pulls you along without dragging on too slowly it continues to promise more. You will like the characters and empathize with their trials. But it is mixed in with some fun. Very entertaining.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R. York 12-05-15
    R. York 12-05-15
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    "Passable"

    I have never read anything by Tessa Dare, so I had no expectations when I bought this book, except the blurb looked interesting.
    I don't like to give up on books, so I made myself continue to the end, but...
    This narrator's was pleasant to the ear, but almost monotone for the lack of distinction of characters - much less, distinct voices for men and women! This made it hard to follow the story line - at least for me.
    I know this is a trilogy, so things must be carried over, so we want to read the next books, but still!
    These characters are so lacking! I kept wanting them to, "grow up and get a job!" (I do know that was rather forbidden for members of the aristocracy, but life would have been better!)
    Also, both the hero and heroine kept making, and repeating, silly, immature mistakes.
    So, no. I don't think I will be purchasing more of the Stud Club books, and probably not any more by Ms. Dare, or by this narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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