Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry - nor add to the "mad" Hatherly line - but now he must honor his father's debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate.
A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She's spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she'd be at liberty to explore the world. She'll just have to drive this one away as well.
Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly madness takes hold.
It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss - won't it? Alice and Nick are about to find out...one sultry night at a time.
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- Maine Knitter
LOVED BLAME IT ON THE DUKE!!
Top 50 I have hundreds of audio books so this is quite High
The heartwarming way Nick loved his father who was suffering from mental illness and the growing love between Nick and Alice.
Excellent Beverley A. Crick is one of the Best Narrators I have heard.
I laughed and I cried. There are some Funny Characters in this book and I cried because some of the are mentally ill and the suffering they endured in the 1800's in Mental Institutions.
I Loved "Blame It On The Duke". Lenora Bell did not disappoint in the 3rd book of the Disgraceful Duke series.
We met Miss Alice Tombs in bk1 How the Duke was Won. She was a bluestocking and even then I was anxious for her story. Alice is translating the Vatsayayana's Karma Sutra book into English. She wants to travel to Indian.
Nicholas/Nick is The Marquess of Hatherly and the Heir to the Duke of Barrington know as the Mad Duke. Nick thinks insanity runs through his family and refuses to ever have children. His father the Duke wagered Nick in a gaming hell and has lost. Nick has to marry Alice Tombs whose father holds the IOU or they have to give up his father's favorite home.
Blame it on The Duke is well written, funny with enjoyable characters. I really loved the Duke. Nicks father and Lady Tombs Alice's mother. There a bunch of nutty but funny characters in the story. This story deals with mental illness and how cruel the treatment was in the 1800's.
Alice and Nick have one Hot Sensuous marriage, because Alice wants Nick to teach all the sexual acts written in her copy of Karma Sutra. Nick and Alice grow in love they really get to know each other and they respect each other.
Blame It on the Duke is one of those Feel Good Stories. It really depicts the era it is written in. I Highly Recommend Blame It On The Duke and the entire Disgraceful Duke series. I hope we get Patrick's book next although he is not a Duke!!
- Edwina "I Love books"