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To Dare a Duke

Girls Who Dare, Book One
Narrated by: Philip Battley
Series: Girls Who Dare, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Girls Who Dare - The exciting new series from Emma V Leech, the multi-award-winning, Amazon Top 10 romance writer behind the Rogues & Gentlemen series.

Inside every wallflower is the beating heart of a lioness, a passionate individual willing to risk all for their dream, if only they can find the courage to begin. When these overlooked girls make a pact to change their lives, anything can happen.

Ten girls - Ten dares in a hat. Who will dare to risk it all?

To Dare a Duke

Dreams of true love and happy ever afters.

Dreams of love are all well and good, but all Prunella Chuffington-Smythe wants is to publish her novel. Marriage at the price of her independence is something she will not consider. Having tasted success writing under a false name in The Lady’s Weekly Review, her alter ego is attaining notoriety and fame and Prue rather likes it. 

A Duty that must be endured.

Robert Adolphus, The Duke of Bedwin, is in no hurry to marry, he’s done it once and repeating that disaster is the last thing he desires. Yet, an heir is a necessary evil for a duke and one he cannot shirk. A dark reputation precedes him though, his first wife may have died young, but the scandals the beautiful, vivacious, and spiteful creature supplied the ton have not. A wife must be found. A wife who is neither beautiful or vivacious but sweet and dull, and certain to stay out of trouble.

Dared to do something drastic.

The sudden interest of a certain dastardly duke is as bewildering as it is unwelcome. She’ll not throw her ambitions aside to marry a scoundrel just as her plans for self-sufficiency and freedom are coming to fruition. Surely showing the man she’s not actually the meek little wallflower he is looking for should be enough to put paid to his intentions? When Prue is dared by her friends to do something drastic, it seems the perfect opportunity to kill two birds.

However, Prue cannot help being intrigued by the rogue who has inspired so many of her romances. Ordinarily, he plays the part of handsome rake, set on destroying her plucky heroine. But is he really the villain of the piece this time, or could he be the hero?

Finding out will be dangerous, but it just might inspire her greatest story yet.

Happy listening!

Warning: This audiobook contains a careful selection of quiet determination, resolute tight-lipped-ness and (almost) insurmountable levels of tension. Although coupled with the presence of occasionally descriptive sexual encounters, we are very pleased to highlight that this audiobook - and series - is in no way verging on erotica.

©2019 Emma V Leech (P)2019 Emma V Leech

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GREAT NARRATOR!! TERRIBLE STORY!!

I had very mixed feelings about To Dare a Duke.

Prunella Chuffington-Smythe is living a secret life as an author Miss Terry. She is writing a story each week and the name resembles a real person. Robert Adolphus Duke of Bedwin. Her Duke in her story is the Duke of Bedsin. Prue has heard lies about Bedwin from gossiping ton memebers. She decides to bring an innocent man down using lies. She had never meet the Duke of Bedwin. Nor does she know the truth of what he endure at the hands of a cruel wife.

Robert's deceased wife was a cheat and really a whor!! Robert loved her but she betrayed him in everyway. On the morning of a hunt at his home he catches his wife having sex with a childhood best friend. In the Bed chamber ajoining his. She goes on the hunt and breaks her neck making a jump. Some believe he killed her.

I just couldn't forgive Prue. She made this man's life hell and she had never met him or knew anything about him. She became his judge and jury for a crime he didn't even commit against an evil women.

The story might have been better if Robert and Prue had more romance and less of Prue's attacks everytime he meets with her. She was downright rude and this would have never happen in any era for a lowly nobody to set down a Duke. The author has a good bases for a storyline Girls Who Dare but she really Miss The Mark on this one. I wish authors would remember Dukes were extemely powerful beings and write them as such. Robert was to whimpy running after Prue. He even forgives her for what she has done to his reputation. I think he should have dumped her and married her cousin Minerva!!