The 1797 Club

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 471 ratings

The Daring Duke Publisher's Summary

The first book of the much anticipated 1797 Club series from USA Today best-selling author Jess Michaels. The dukes are coming!

The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of 10 men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why.

But Miss Emma Liston doesn't care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry. Now. She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg's brother James. She asks him to pretend he's interested in her just long enough to gain the attention of others. He agrees, but is quickly taken aback by how easy everything is with Emma.

When her father returns, threatening her with a terrible future, their courtship swiftly becomes all too real. Will James ever reveal the true man beneath the outer shell? And can Emma discover her own worthiness before it's too late?

Length: Full-Length (70,000 words)

Heat Level: Sizzling

This book is the first in The 1797 Club series.

©2017 Jesse Petersen (P)2017 Jesse Petersen
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  • Book 1

    • The Daring Duke

    • The 1797 Club, Book 1
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    The wild and charismatic Duke of Abernathe is the kind of friend anyone would wish to have. He even formed the 1797 Club, consisting of 10 men who would all be dukes. But he has full-throatedly declared he will never marry and no one understands why. But Miss Emma Liston doesn't care why. A longtime wallflower with an absentee father who is a scandal waiting to happen, she needs to marry. Now. She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg's brother James.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story ...but

    • By J. Byerly on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Her Favorite Duke

    • The 1797 Club, Book 2
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood has been obsessed with Margaret Rylon for years. There is only one thing standing between them: her fiancé, who also happens to be his best friend. He is desperate not to destroy everything in his life by giving in to his desires, but when Meg and Simon are trapped alone together overnight during a storm, the resulting scandal not only breaks Meg's existing engagement, but forces Simon to offer for her instead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is Everything!

    • By Vicki on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Broken Duke

    • The 1797 Club, Volume 3
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Adelaide Longford is London’s most overlooked bluestocking wallflower and that is fine by her. Being ignored gives her the perfect opportunity to sneak out and secretly take on the persona of the most celebrated actress of the day, Lydia Ford. The thrill of walking the boards and hearing the applause of those who watch her is the most exciting experience of her life. Until Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield comes into her life. He is broken after the humiliating loss of his longtime fiancé to his supposed best friend and they enter into a lusty affair which sets her body on fire. Graham has no idea why he’s so attracted to both the bespectacled, prickly Adelaide and the passionate Lydia, but soon he is caught in a dance with them both and torn between which future he wants to pursue. When Graham finds out Adelaide’s secret identity will he be able to accept both parts of her? And will he be able to save her from a lurking danger that neither of them could have ever foreseen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Kat's mom on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Silent Duke

    • The 1797 Club, Book 4
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Recently widowed Charlotte may be the proper Countess of Portsmith to society, but when she is around Ewan, she still feels like the enraptured little girl who met him decades before when her brother was best friends with him and his cousin. A planned trip to spend Christmas with their families at Duke of Donburrow Ewan’s estate reunites the old friends. But when a storm keeps the others from arriving on time, Charlotte decides to stop living in fear and pursue the man she has desired and loved her entire life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and offbeat

    • By kestergayle on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Duke of Nothing

    • The 1797 Club, Book 5
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he’s keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now: marry for money, and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and Predictable

    • By kb32 on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • The Undercover Duke

    • The 1797 Club, Book 6
    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Lucas Vincent may be the Duke of Willowby but he’s never acted as such. He’s been too busy working for the war department as a spy. But years of dangerous work has finally caught up to him, and he was involved in a violent attack that nearly killed him. Diana Oakford was raised by a physician who served the King’s war department, and she knows better than most the dangers that job entails. She was also trained in healing, so when she’s asked to come and assist with Lucas’s recovery, she has a hard time refusing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By d on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • The Duke of Hearts (The 1797 Club)

    • By: Jess Michaels
    • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale, once loved a woman, but she died in a tragic accident he felt responsible for. Since then, he’s been playing pretend that he isn’t broken inside, even as he’s seen as London’s most sought after bachelor. He decides to drown his sorrows at the notorious Donville Masquerade where he encounters an alluring stranger who he spends the night with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series!

    • By Love to listen on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95