More than a Duke : The Heart of a Duke

  • by Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: The Heart of a Duke
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Polite Society doesn't take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn't just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother's love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman - a man nothing like her philandering father.
Armed with the Heart of a Duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke's heart, she decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, Sixth Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she'd ever wed... however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction so she might ensnare the illustrious Duke of Crawford.
Harry, the Earl of Stanhope, is a jaded, cynical rogue who lives for his own pleasures. Having been thrown over by the only woman he ever loved so she could wed a duke, he's not at all surprised when Lady Anne approaches him with her scheme to capture another duke's affection. He's come to appreciate that all women are in fact greedy, title-grasping, self-indulgent creatures. And with Anne's history of grating on his every last nerve, she is the last woman he'd ever agree to school in the art of seduction. Only his friendship with the lady's sister compels him to help.
What begins as a pretend courtship, born of lessons on seduction, becomes something more, leaving Anne to decide if she can give her heart to a reckless rogue, and Harry must decide if he's willing to again trust in a lady's love.

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WOW that was tough to get through! Not Good!

Geez, I am so glad this book is over. We get a description of a heroine that is supposed to be strong willed and that is not what we get. She was not a strong heroine at all. More whiny and pitiful really. The hero, well he was hurt 8 years ago and can never love again.. Blah Blah Blah, so sad. Now he is a rogue and not good enough for our sweet Anne!. ugh! This was an annoying story

Okay so there is misunderstandings the entire way through the last half of the book, its insane! This book literally drove me crazy and couldn't wait to finish it. It was full of repetitive misunderstanding thoughts over and over and over.

The attraction between the two is not believable. They have a few encounters and think they know everything about the other and we still have all the misunderstanding garbage going on. The story was so contradicting it was aggravating.

There was no sex in this book until you get the last 5 minutes or pages then it is so mildly written and short it could almost be a rated G book. That is not a complaint I am just pointing that out to those who look for that, or not, in a book.

The dialogue was minimal, I guess because we get read the thoughts of what he or she believes the other's expression meant. Fact. That is really how this story went.

This book does not even compare to the first book in this series. I loved the first book it was very good.

As for the narrator, he is good, but NOT for this book. Since most of this book is from her perspective (not written in the first person) I believe a female should have narrated this story.

This was a waste of a narrator to me. The book was lacking in its story already and the narration did not help it at all.

Sometimes a narrator can make an okay book better. This did not occur.

I would listen to Tim Campbell again for sure but not a historical romance set in England 1800's A medieval historical yes for sure.

The long and short of it is, this story was extremely frustrating and repetitive, not enjoyable.
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- Tracy T "Audible Addict!"

Lovely, heart warming, wonderful love story

I needed to read a book like this at this moment in my life. It completely warmed my heart. A grand love not based on looks but the personality. At 20 the heroine is so mature it was a delight to listen to the story. And what can I say about the hero but that he is a supreme delectable candy with a brain, heart and morality. Ok I know... A bit of a bookish character but we all need to dream about a man like this one even if they don't exist.
Buy this book with confidence that you won't be listening to a sappy storyline with insecure and fluffy characters. I also loved the twists in the storyline. Made it so unpredictable.
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- Cam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2015
  • Publisher: Christi Caldwell