Audiobook Review: The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley

Posted February 6, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 16 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer AshleySource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase

Format: Audiobook

The Duke's Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins

Date Read: 2014

Genre: Historical, Romance

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancée, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart.

Hart has it all—a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him—his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss: his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late.

Now Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes—and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination—Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

More Information:
Publisher: Berkley, Tantor
Series: Highland Pleasures #4

Also by this author: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron, A Mackenzie Family Christmas: the Perfect Gift, The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie
Also in this series: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron, A Mackenzie Family Christmas: the Perfect Gift


Listened for fun (Audible)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4·25
Story Rating: 4·00
Character Rating: 4·50

Audio Rating: 4·50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Duke’s Perfect Wife was fantastic. I loved Eleanor!

Overall Thoughts: I loved Hart and Eleanor’s story. I knew that I was going to love Eleanor because she was so straight spoken. She just said what she thought and she said it with style. She didn’t let Hart run all over her but she was very real with herself about her feelings. I like how the 2nd half of the story played out. It was perfect for them. I have pretty much plowed through the first 4 books in this series in a matter of weeks. They are that good! They are a must read for any historical romance reader that can handle a bit of a darker angle in their romance. These are not light reads but they are very well done. I am very curious about where the series goes from here now that the brothers are done. I am excited to see!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Angela Dawe / Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins

Broken record alert: Angela rocks! She does a fantastic job with this series. I highly recommend listening to them.

Final Thoughts: There is no mistaking the troubles and issues the Mackenzie Men and their ladies had to fight through for the HEA. I am really excited to see how the rest of the family fairs now that the brothers stories are complete.


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Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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16 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley

  1. Yay! I love it when there’s a narrator that’s so consistently good you can sound like a broken record. I guess I need to check her out. Maybe with this series – Eleanor is definitely my kind of leading lady. Love a lady who says what she’s thinking!

  2. I loved this book! You’re right about Eleanor, she didn’t let Hart walk all over her and she was blunt. I think this one is my favorite in the series but I haven’t read Daniel’s book yet, bad me.

  3. I love the Mackenzies! While I really enjoyed this book, it didn’t make it to my top 2, my heart was torn between Ian and Lord Cameron..LOL. Oh boy! What a great series!
    I’m so glad you are enjoying it too 🙂

  4. Highland Pleasures is one of my all time favorite historical romance series, there is something about the Mackenzies that I can’t see to get enough of them. My favorite book in this series is The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

  5. Yeah Felicia! I so enjoyed this book too, Eleanor was definitely a winner of a heroine. I just felt so bad for both her and Hart, and I couldn’t help but root for them the whole time. I think I stopped at this book and need to get to Daniel’s book still:) Can’t wait!