The Duke Is Mine : Fairy Tale

  • by Eloisa James
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • Series: Fairy Tale
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Destiny will be decided betweenthe sheets in this all-new tale of “The Princess and the Pea.”
For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick - hardly a Prince Charming - feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce,a perfect match for her in every way... every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.
Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him - a desire they are both powerless to resist.
When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything - Olivia’s engagement, her sister’s friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them - and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.

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ENJOYABLE & ENTERTAINING BUT A MIXED REVIEW

I love EJ's historical romances and this one was gearing up to be one of her best - I even thought about doing a cardinal sin and listening to the end chapter at one point even tho I knew it had to be a happily ever after romance.

What I just couldn't get my head around was the farcical trip to France during wartime and how she spoke to everyone there and what happened - absolutely ridiculous. There was romance, passion, thrills, a bit of humour, sad times and some sex too.

Worth a credit? Ohhhh it's one of those YES and No's - and I'm going with YES despite the chapters when their in France because I did enjoy all the rest of it and I love the series.... so I forgive you EJ for the crazy France trip.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Worst romance I've read in a while.

What would have made The Duke Is Mine better?

The entire story consists of the heroine complaining about how fat she is. "I'm so fat blah blah blah. No one could love me. My breasts are too big" etc....Not only was she a fatty, but she had a terrible personality. She's rude, insensitive, and has no thought for her family.

Her twin sister is kind, funny, generous, and pretty, but no...the hero wants the mean fat chick.

The entire romance made NO sense. They had nothing in common and no mutual interests. She actually mocks the hero's interest in mathematics. The only attraction between the hero and heroine is that he gets randy looking at her fat rolls. The hero came across as some creeper browsing a fetish magazine.

Also, I didn't find it entertaining, hot or exciting to hear the heroine rattle on about her body issues. Yes, we all have them, but I don't want to have to listen to someone else complain for 10 hours. If I wanted to hear chicks complain about their low self esteem I would call my girlfriends, not spend an audible credit.


Would you ever listen to anything by Eloisa James again?

Yes. I listened to Beauty and the Beast story by Eloisa James and absolutely loved it. I thought it was sweet, funny and completely entertaining. The Duke is Mine was nothing like the Beauty and the Beast. I know it was supposed to be a "princess and the pea" type story, but I think Ms. James was trying to compare her fat heroine (the princess) and her twin sister (the pea). It simply didn't work.


What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

She does a great job. Always.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was angry I spent money on the book. Disappointed that the book wasn't as good as the other books I've read from her and sad that I wasted my time.


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- Malena "I read fantasy and smut and sometimes I read smutty fantasy."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-27-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio