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The Duke's Wayward Ward

Narrated by: Duke DeFoix, Duchess DeFoix
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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When Lady Emma Percival's father dies, leaving her penniless and alone, she fears that she will end up on the streets. Help is at hand, albeit from an unlikely source, when it transpires that her father has appointed his greatest enemy to be her guardian. The Duke of Liscarroll is a cold-hearted brute whom Emma spars with at every turn, but soon their angry altercations turn to something else entirely....

Peter William Brazil, Sixth Duke of Liscarroll, finds himself strong-armed by his mother into accepting Lady Emma as his ward. Though he is loath to have anything to do with the Percival family, he does want to get his hands on the priceless manuscript the late Earl bequeathed him in his will, on condition that he finds Lady Emma a suitable husband. Peter fully intends to have Lady Emma married off and out of his house within a fortnight, but there's something about the fiery, young lady that sparks his interest, and soon he's not sure that he wants to let her go at all.

When someone attempts to shoot him and the ton label Emma as the prime suspect, Peter knows that he must clear her name before he makes her his bride. The only problem is, there's more than one person with reason to want him dead, and his bride-to-be is less than enamoured with the idea of becoming his....

Can these two warring enemies find the culprit and a happily ever after? Find out in the sweet, Regency listen!

©2018 Claudia Stone (P)2019 Claudia Stone

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Sweet Historical Romance

Peter Brazil, the Duke of Liscarroll, is shocked when the will of his father's enemy is read. Peter has been appointed as the guardian of the man's daughter, Emma Percival. Peter is determined to marry Emma off as soon as possible, but when he meets his young ward, no man seems quite worthy of her. But matters are complicated when someone tries to kill him, and all fingers are pointed at Emma.

This was a sweet clean read with great characters. Emma and Peter spark and spar with each other, and it's all a ton of fun. Peter seems a bit heartless at first but it soon becomes obvious that he's just hopeless at courting. He can flirt with the experienced ladies of the ton but when it comes to winning the heart of the innocent yet feisty Emma, he's a lost cause. And Emma is at her best when she stands up to him. Throw in a meddling and adorable Dowager Duchess and this one gets five stars from me.

The narration was great, as always. the male and female narrators perform each chapter from Emma and Peter's point of view and also perform the male or female speaking parts. It's seamless and immerses you right into the story. I requested an audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 06-13-19

Brilliant

I loved the dual narration in this book. Both narrators were excellent giving very polished performances.
The story was humorous, sweet and had a little bit of mystery which I love. I adored the banter between the two lead characters. The cute ways they showed their jealous feelings were quite funny. I loved how every time it looked like they were having a sweet moment they were either interrupted or their banter evolved into a petty argument. It was really entertaining and a lot of fun.
I couldn't put the book down and I listened to it in one sitting.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading studio copy.