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A Duke in the Night is the first story in Kelly Bowen's brand new The Devils of Dover series and I really liked it a lot. I did a combo of reading an ARC and listening to it. Both I enjoyed immensely. This story revolved around two very complex characters that had brought a lot of baggage into the relationship. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming watching August and Clara work through each others preconceived notions of one another.
To read a story involving strong and smart characters with plenty of flaws, is refreshing and checks that box of "relatable" every time.
I must praise the prose as well in this story. It's another thing that contributed to my enjoyment of it.
"The wide copse of trees and brush in front of August had become a portrait of gilded foliage as the sun began its descent, a low fence running just to the north creating shadows the color of dark amethyst across the tall grasses. The sky was now awash in brilliant, almost blinding color, dotted with crimson-and-topaz-lined clouds."
For all of you out there that have never read this author, I'd urge you to do so and you may as well grab this one to start.
For the fans of this author, I would say it's worth getting the Audible because the narration of Ashford McNab is spot on.
Melanie for b2b
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Wow I really have enjoyed Kelly Bowen's books in the past, but I had a hard time getting through this one.
August always seemed so angry. All the time. I don't know how anyone could "fall in love" with him. He made it difficult to like him even with the little things he did to help people.
I liked Clara a lot more than August. I really liked Clara and August's sisters. LOL They were fun and smart. So good job on the secondary characters.
For the most part this book was boring........This is my least favorite Kelly Bowen book.
As for the narration, Ashford McNab did a great job as usual and if the intent was for August to sound mean and angry all the time she succeeded 100%. I really enjoy her narrations. She does a good job on all the voices.
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