• The Duchess Bows Down

  • The Bluekirk Agency, Book 1
  • By: Lexie Clark
  • Narrated by: Marie Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The widowed Duchess of Sailer has desires that are hard to fill in polite society. To that effect, she visits a brothel to have her bottom reddened. If word got out, her reputation would be ruined. So, when a member of society is murdered, and her name turns up in the books he is using to blackmail people, the metropolitan police show up on her doorstep. Olivia does the only thing she can to keep her name from being dragged through the mud: she agrees to take the investigator into her life so she can help him find a killer.

Inspector Rupert McKinley expects to get in and out, and figure out who killed Lord Ethan. He doesn't care about Olivia's desires...until he starts to spend time with her, and realizes she's more interesting than he ever expected her to be. When their business relationship turns into a personal one, Rupert is determined to find the murderer before someone else - like Olivia - is killed.

Is Rupert strong enough to protect Olivia? Will she be able to follow Rupert's lead to remain safe, or will he have to lay down the law? Is their personal relationship going to blossom or weaken amidst the danger surrounding them?

©2017 Blushing Books (P)2017 Blushing Books

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Historical, spanking romance mystery

Oh my this was a lot of fun. This is the first time I've read/listened to Lexie Clark it won't be the last. I can't wait for the next part.
The narrator brings it to life, she has a wonderful voice.
This is a definite keeper.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Happily Ever After, Witty, Romantic, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed Twisted, Steamy, Funny, Whimsical.
This Audiobook was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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A Very Hot Historical Novel

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

If you are looking for a thrill this book might be for you. However it might also be more than what you expect... I found it a little disturbing at times as violence is not my thing, but the characters are very strong and pleasant. You will like them all the same and the mystery part of the story is in fact excellent. All in all you will enjoy the book and the performance is truly well-done. I liked all of the characters and the interpretation of them by the narrator.
Like I wrote, it might not be a story for everyone, but the writing is good and the performance excellent. So if you are not someone that gets scandalized really easily, then go for it...

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The naughty duchess...

A royal whodunnit...who knew. A widowed duchess, who isn’t afraid to go after what she wants, gets entangled in a murder investigation. Along the way, she finds love with the investigating officer...who enjoys the same things that she does. A match made in royal heaven.
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thought it was good.

I almost listened straight through. the plot had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. and of course, loved the spanking.

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Really enjoyed this audio!

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This was a pleasant surprise, there was some pretty steamy stuff, a mystery and a love story.. What more could a girl want.

Enjoyed the narration, I've had a few of Marie Smith's books and have enjoyed them all.

I'm looking forward to the next one in the series!

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Fantastic listen!

Loved the story and the characters! Great narrator too. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great!

I really enjoyed this story! HIstorical story with mystery and romance - I loved the characters and the plot. Looking forward to book 2!


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Pretty good

Didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Entertaining and kept my interest all the way through. Not a complex story but still good.

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A different historical romance.

I liked the story, and I hope there is another one to follow. It would be nice to see Rupert even a little more dominant, and the mystery a bit more complex. Overall it was a fun story.

This is the second time I have listened to this narrator.The narrator does not pronounce contractions correctly. “Din’t instead of didn’t, woun’t instead of wouldn’t, etc. It is annoying. The word “ruffian” was pronounced “roofian;” I have never heard this pronunciation before! There was once the usage of the grammar, “You did good.” This incorrect grammar is heard often these days, but would not have been used in this time period. I do not know if this was the writer or narrator, but shame on whomever it was. Otherwise the narration works fine.

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Great read

The Dutchess Bows Down by Lexie Clark was a great read. This is the first book in The Bluekirk Agency series, The Duchess of Sailer has a dark secret that gets her involved in a murder investigation. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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  • FBooks
  • 04-20-22

You are in for intoxicating ride.

This story is interestingly refreshing with quite a bit of intrigue, suspense, action and mystery. You will also experience some seriously steamy sexy times, coloured with a little BDSM for added excitement. It is throughly entertaining. listening to it was emensely enjoyable.
It is nice to have a reminder of how things were in the pass, for people like Duchess Olivia and Inspector Rupert McKinley. These days they would have more feedom to make decisions about their private life, and they would also have much more technical to help in their investigation. The story is well written, the plot is brilliant, unpredictable and a definite MUST READ.

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  • Bev
  • 05-23-21

Absolutely fantastic book

wow. talk about steamy romance. this book has it all. spanking of the charts and well read. thank you for allowing me this free book throughly enjoyed listening to this book. I would recommend this book it's hot.