• The Duke Who Knew Too Much

  • Heart of Enquiry, Book 1
  • By: Grace Callaway
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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The Duke Who Knew Too Much

By: Grace Callaway
Narrated by: Erin Mallon
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Publisher's Summary

A Stranger to Love

Alaric McLeod, Duke of Strathaven, is known as the Devil Duke for his wicked ways. Tormented by his past, Alaric knows better than to trust a woman, yet finds himself ensnared by a spirited, virtuous virgin - who accuses him of a crime he didn't commit. Is she his worst nightmare...or his salvation?

A Novice to Desire

Emma Kent is an independent country miss cast adrift in the ton. When a depraved encounter with an arrogant rake lands her in intrigue, Emma's honor compels her to do the right thing. But desire challenges her quest for justice, and she must decide: Can she trust her heart to discover the truth?

Bound by Passion and Peril

Alaric and Emma engage in a battle of wits and will. As their attraction flares, the true enemy stalks their every move. With danger looming, will they solve the mystery and find true love before it's too late?

©2015 Grace Callaway (P)2018 Grace Callaway

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Unacceptable

I'm not a prude and I don't mind some fairly steamy scenes but this story is just plain X rated. At first you have sympathy for the Duke but after he drags an innocent woman against her will to a brothel in order to make his point, I found him unredeemable. I found it an instance of non consensual participation in sexual deviance. regardless of attraction, this woman should have slapped him in the face and let him clean up his own mess. She was not in the wrong when she reported seeing what she assumed was an assault and his character should have been smart enough to be aware of that instead of being " infuriated" by her. I couldn't get past this and will not read anymore of her books in the future.

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Full of passion and mystery

'The Duke who knew too Much' is not only a steamy and passionate regency romance, but also a very thought-out mystery that fits well into the time period. Emma is a feisty woman who knows her own mind, and Aleric is brooding, hot, and very 'duke-ish', just delish!
It's great to see the entire Kent family again, who made their debut in Callaway's Mayhem in Mayfair series, where I fell in love with them.
A book not to be missed!

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4.75 stars

I really enjoyed this book, almost perfect. The story wasn’t stupid, she wasn’t annoying, there was no angst, it wasn’t slow, and he was divine! It was very steamy even though the actual deed didn’t come until close to the end, there were lots to keep it hot along the way. The narration was great, I loved that she was able to do a great male voice for Aleric but the only complaint I have is that a lot of the males sounded the same making it hard to tell one from the other. Highly recommend and worth the credit.

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Dear Grace, You Naughty Woman

All I can say is this author writes what I love to hear: the sexy, lewd, lascivious, and lustful words of a passionate man.

It's sizzling hot. Nuff said. Loved it.

American Erin Mallon is not suited to a phony British accent.

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I LOVED THIS BOOK...

I loved this book. It had twists and turns and many surprises. It is very very steamy, however, I happen to love that!! Can't wait for the next book in the series!!

The Narrator was good. She didn't do anything that took away from the story. I would definitely listen to her again.

I recommend this book if you love some steam with your romance!! I do...

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How do I love thee . . . unconditionally?

Firstly, this is definitely adult reading, exploring multiple dimensions on what it means to declare love, show love, be loved and accept love. There are initial scenes in brothels which may not be to some people's taste. Yet, parts of the story are bittersweet and poignant, intense, humorous and suspenseful. Both primary characters grow in depth and maturity, are well developed and well written. Alaric's and Emma's coupling is a tense relationship juxtaposing physical passion versus intimacy and vulnerability. While Emma grows from extremely naive to insightful, Alaric grows from cold to caring. Along the way with the support of excellently written family characters many mysteries are solved. Erin Mallon provides competent narration.

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Some like it hot!

I loved the transformation of the main characters. I also found the steamy attraction between Emma and the Duke to be most enjoyable!

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Really good

Grace Callaway reminds me of Julie Garwood's earlier books, but steamier. Funny, Suspense ,Mystery and steamy sex, what's not to love in this book. And Erin Mallon does an excellent job of narrating. Definitely worth a credit. I'm off to read the next in this series, hoping it's just as good as this was. Enjoy!😄

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My first Grace Callaway!

Wow what a ride! Even though I didn’t love the writing as much as I like other Romance authors, I loved the pace of this story. And just when you thought it was over, there’s more huge surprises around the corner! The story was great, and longer than some, but it was all worth it in the end! I love a Scot in control, even though it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. He still respected her every inch of the way. The poetic descriptions of some of the really naughty sex scenes can be a bit for some, but I didn’t mind them, I guess I’m used to graphic romance novels! I’m looking forward to discovering more of GC’s Universe!

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The Duke Who Knew Too Much

This is an excellent book. I enjoyed Erin Mallon’s narration of the story as she performed the male’s voices well. I recommend the book as I enjoyed the story of someone attempting to kill the Duke and the heroine’s help in solving the mystery.

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  • pti
  • 11-17-22

Appalling Narration - American pronunciation 😬

My wife likes these books however she says the narrator is extremely irritating in this one. Wrong pronunciation, hideous attempts at accents. Enjoyable story ruined by the narrator.

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  • 10-17-21

Couldn't get into it

I didn't like the narrator and the characters and language were off-putting. Not worth listening or keeping.

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  • Annie A
  • 07-29-21

Great listen!

Loved this book yes it is a tad raunchy but it had good story and good characters throughout! On to second book of the series! Narrator did a good job too!