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Publisher's Summary

When girl meets duke, their marriage breaks all the rules....
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.
His terms are simple:


They will be husband and wife by night only.
No lights, no kissing.
No questions about his battle scars.
Last, and most importantly...once she's pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:


They will have dinner together every evening.
With conversation.
And unlimited teasing.
Last, and most importantly...once she's seen the man beneath the scars, he can't stop her from falling in love.

©2017 Eve Ortega (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Amazon Customer on 09-09-17

Funny - would make a really good movie.

I'm on my third time listening to this story. I've found it funny and lighthearted. And with Mary Jane Wells narration I have pictured the story as a movie. She has added just the perfect intonation to the Duke's voice and I can visualize the seamtress's eyes rolling.
Very entertaining!

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By Eugenie on 09-29-17

100% perfect

I love romance novels by Georgette Heyer, Lisa Kleypas, Laura Kinsdale, Julia Quinn, and many more but This!Was! Wonderful! The perfect combination of humor (I actually laughed out loud), charm, intelligence, feminism, machismo, psychological insight, plot, children, cats, and OMG the sex! It was hot, inventive, not too much, not too little...All was made even more enjoyable by the stunningly adept, perfectly nuanced, absolutely spot-on interpretation, and always compelling performance by Mary Jane Wells, who is now my favorite narrator (and I've listened to a gazillion audio books, trust me). Other than the aforementioned Georgette Heyer's Regency romance novels, which are in a league of their own (and have no sex scenes, by the way, but you don't really miss it), I have never before loved a romance novel so much that I wanted to re-read it immediately, but this is so much fun I can't wait to read it again!

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