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Two strangers are swept into a sizzling, spellbinding world of daring deception and unexpected passion...

Marcus Reese, Duke of Exeter, has spent most of his life pulling his twin brother out of trouble. A thank you would suffice; instead, his resentful sibling forges his name to a marriage license and presents him with an unwanted wife. She's a vicar's widow with a mind of her own, and the first person in Marcus's well-ordered life to make him feel...completely out of control.

Dire straits have led Hannah to the altar with a gentleman she hardly knows. Played for a fool, she's embarrassed, furious, and worse, married to an equally outraged, exasperating man who unleashes all manner of emotions in her - not to mention unwanted desire. Reluctantly, Hannah agrees to play the wife until he can sort out the mess. But the undeniably attractive Duke unsettles her well-guarded heart - making her want to do so much more than "act" the role of blissful bride...

©2006 P. F. Belsley (P)2019 Tantor

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Hannah' disappointing character

I was disappointed in Hannah's character. She started as a kind person that have a simple upbringing that lent to her character as a smart person with a kind heart that understood life in the lower classes. As time progress, she becomes more focus on how to act as a Duchess. Instead of humbling Marcus and showing him how to properly treat others regardless of their class or station, she actually follows in his foot steps; by starting to use words like "dismissed" instead of "thank you but I rather think I would like to spend the day with Molly, instead Lily." When Lily walked in on her and Marcus, she did nothing to curb his yelling at Lily, a simple hand on his shoulder etc will show that she still had an ounce of humility and understand that she could have been and can still be in a servant position. She also took it upon herself to forgive a debt and acted like she was the duchess when she herself is expendable. She seemed to become no better that Marcus prior mistress, concern of how her life will be without money, satin and silk, luxuries, living outside of London and without a title. There was nothing written how she become endeared to Marcus character by traits, kindness etc. Some sign of actual love. She is not even worried when she made the decision to stay, that Marcus and her daughter have no relationship. Her character seems to be one of a grasping social climber in the end. I was disappointed.

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Enjoyed it

This was a great story about two people thrown into a situation not of their own making and finding it was the best thing to have happened to them. Without giving too much away, as you know from the synopsis the Duke has a twin brother who is a scoundrel, but may have some redeemable qualities. The twin is in an accident and is foisted upon a widow to heal. The widow is in dire straits and agrees to a marriage in name only with the twin to protect herself and her young daughter. She later finds out that the she is not married to the twin, but to his brother, who turns out to be a Duke who is none too happy about the situation. She isn’t either, but she is no timid miss to be bossed around by the Duke. While the tension is high in the beginning, and the situation gets further complicated, they eventually find a happy ending. There is further intrigue, mystery and danger as the antics of the brother are not done, by a long shot. The story is well crafted, the narrator is good. Nice start to a new series.

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The person who reads this ends every statement with a higher note, almost like a question, making it sound extremely weird and difficult to listen to. I couldn't get past the first chapter.

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very good story

great, believable story, writer draws you in, keeps you enthralled with story twists and turns.

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great story, terrible read.

the story was original and fun, but the reader tried too hard to add emotion. and drama which made it hard to listen too.