The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress : Dukes of War

  • by Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman
  • Series: Dukes of War
  • 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Xavier Grey's body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn't deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed....
Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?

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DNF @ 35%..

Good grief! We’re back to me being shallow! Sorry!

On the cover there’s a pretty girl in a peachy-orange gown that’s looking pretty thin to me, BUT she’s plump and Ms. Ridley doesn’t let you forget it. She feels the need to beat you over the head with it. How many times have I said I read to get out of the real world? I don’t want to read about heroines who are too big, too plain, too much red hair like a Brillo pad, especially when she looks like that and the hero is drop dead gorgeous. Here are examples: On page 14 “quite pretty for a plump girl.” Page 14 “did nothing to hide her plumpness.” Page 41 “is it because I’m plump?” Page 44 “I’m plump.” Page 44 “If she was plump.” Page 47 “any other explanation beyond her plump frame,” and on and on it went.

I really was looking forward to Xavier Grey’s book but I’ve reached 35% and I can’t finish. *Sigh* shallow, shallow, shallow. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, but I am the one who will expound on it….Again and again… Another author I will not be reading anymore. I can’t read books where the heroine is just like me, unattractive and fat. WTH kind of book is that anyway? I don’t want to be dragged into the real world when I read.

If the book cover had matched Grace's description I would never bought this book. I hate being tricked.

As to the narrator: Always a real pleasure to listen to Stevie Zimmerman lately. Great voices and terrific emotional reading.

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- Trish R.

Clever and well thought out

This was a very clever, well thought out Historical Romance.
It had me in stitches of laughter most of the time. At other times I was routing for the heroine, hoping that what she so fervently wished for would happen so that all her conniving and devious actions would end in success and in fulfillment of her dreams.
I also listened to the audiobook version and it is great.
I'm very happy to recommend this book to you and wish you a good reading experience.
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- Zena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2015
  • Publisher: Erica Ridley