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A duke must choose wisely....
Leopold Dautry, the notorious Duke of Villiers, must wed quickly and nobly - and his choices, alas, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely beautiful and fiercely intelligent. Villiers betroths himself to her without further ado.
After all, no other woman really qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares nothing for clothing or decorum. She's engaged to another man, and doesn't give a fig for status or title. Half the ton believes Lisette mad - and Villiers is inclined to agree.
Torn between logic and passion, between intelligence and imagination, Villiers finds himself drawn to the very edge of impropriety. But it is not until he's in a duel to the death, fighting for the reputation of the woman he loves, that Villiers finally realizes that the greatest risk may not be in the dueling field....
But in the bedroom. And the heart.
©2009, 2011 Eloisa James (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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By SIMARA on 02-13-13

Started s l o w... Ended great!

I liked this book. Not Mrs. James best but enjoyable enough. I guess my main issue is that the first half of the book is very slow paced. Then it starts to pick up and it becomes sexy and romantic as you expect from this author. The Happily ever after in this book is worth going through the first slow half.

Narration: Susan Duerden is one of my favorite historical romance narrators. Great accents, different and distinct voices for each character and she definitely adds feeling and intensity to the story. In my opinion this book is worth it if you find it on sale.

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By J-9 on 01-08-12

Fantastic ending to the series!

You've got to love the Duke of Villars. He's come a long way since the first in the series "Desperate Duchesses." I only wish that the middle three books in this series were also available as narrated books; however, they are not. I had to stop listening in order to read the three other books in the series before finishing up with "A Duke of Her Own."

The heroine in this book is very outspoken and can handle Villars.

Susan Duerden is a great narrator and I enjoy listening to her. I strongly recommend this book for those who love historical romance novels.

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