The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Date Read: October 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
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…
Publisher: Avon, HarperAudio
Series: Girl Meets Duke #1
Also by this author: Romancing the Duke, A Lady by Midnight, Say Yes to the Marquess, When a Scot Ties the Knot br> br>
Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Avon/Audible)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Review: One of my rare 5 star ratings but I enjoyed this from beginning to end. I laughed out loud, cheered, and even teared up. I am really looking forward to the rest of the series.
Audio Review: Narrated by Mary Jane Wells, who is one of my favorite historical romance narrators. She does accents really well and with this one she nailed the humor. I highly recommend her!!!
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