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Summary

Their love was always in the cards.

He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty - in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he'll have to devise a proposition she can't turn down.

Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie's club offered a surefire way to make quick money - until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out, though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible....

©2017 Kelly Bowen (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Entertaining but needs a better narrator

My only criticism is Ashford McNab's male hero voice. It's almost completely monotone which means all attempts at humour and witty dialogue fall flat between the hero and heroine. I had to keep trying to imagine how his lines would *actually* be delivered by a real person. A monotone voice might work for certain types of character, but not for Alexander Lavoie.

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Between the devil and the duke

A fast paced storyline and well read. A new author for me and a guaranteed re-listen

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  • Trish R.
  • 02-02-17

Awesome read and Awesome narration..

This was just as great as the other two books. It’s about mystery, murder, romance, sex, all rolled into one and so well written I hated to see it end. And, oh no, it’s a three book series? Although, I guess that’s for the best. It’s so much better to read a trilogy than to try and read 20 or 25+ books in a series. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Bowen writes next. I hope it has all the elements this trilogy had. It's so much better than a plain old romance.

I loved Angelique being a math genius and Alex being so amazed by it. I loved how they met and her fear of being thrown out of his gaming hell, and Alex being so drawn to her it scared him to death. And I loved the mystery about what happened to her family’s fortune.

I couldn’t stand Angelique’s idiot brother Gerald, or his two friends Seaton (creep) and Burleigh (soooo whiny.) Ms. Bowen wrote them both perfectly.

It was nice to see “Duchess” and Alderidge from the first book, and I adored Roderick, he was such a cute kid.

LOL, and I loved the part in the Tower of London. Alex and Angelique were simply marvelous together. I just loved every word in this book. Especially what happened to the bad guys.

There was some seriously explicit sex in this book, but NOT erotic. It was very romantic. And there was no swearing to speak of.

As to the narrator: Ashford McNab is awesome! Her voices and emotions are amazing, voices that match the characters perfectly. Seaton sounded like an arrogant jerk and Burleigh was so whiny sounding, it was too funny. And Alex sounded sexy as hell. Perfect narration.

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  • Tracy T
  • 12-02-17

Great story! Excellent Narration!

I really love Kelly Bowen's books! She writes such great stories. I want to see more of her on audible!

This was a really good story. I liked Angelique a lot. Love a heroine that is good with numbers. She was strong, smart, witty and beautiful. Alex was great too. Rich, handsome, strong with the perfect amount of arrogance. They made a great couple together. The sex was hot and steamy but didn't take away from the story. I was very nicely written. There wasn't a lot of angst either, which is a bonus.

The story line and plot was great. There was mystery, murder, gaming hells, and romance! It was great. A lot of great dialogue throughout.

As for the narration, it was fantastic. I love Ashford McNab's narrations. She does such a good job on all the voices and accents! She has a great reading voice too.

Duke of My Heart is still my favorite!

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  • Sherrie Jones
  • 19-05-20

Great Story with a nice Mystery

This is a great conclusion to the trilogy, although I wish there was an epilogue so we know how they all fared later. Other reviewers have questioned the title, so I guess they forgot that one of the villains was a Duke (or would be). Only rated 4 stars as there were a few loose ends that should have been tied a little tighter in regard to her brother’s “friends” but otherwise an enjoyable story.

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  • 🌟CW_214🌟
  • 05-05-20

Great Combo

The writer Kelly Bowen and narrator Ashford McNab are a great combo. Highly recommend! More please!

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  • Buffy
  • 15-02-20

awesome

This book is absolutely awesome, could not stop listening to it....which there was more of this couple.

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  • Sue W.
  • 30-01-19

Title totally unrelated to story

I really don’t get the title. Someone didn’t read the book before coming up with a title. The male voices weren’t the greatest. They basically all sounded the same. Ok story. Typical romance, mostly predictable. One thing that was annoying: the narrator kept lowering her voice to a whisper when the narrative called for it and I would have to crank the sound way up to hear what was being said. Basically an ok story and pleasant way to zone out for a few hours.

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  • Karina08
  • 09-01-19

Exceptional

I adored the characters, the plot, the love scenes and of course the writing was brilliant with a wonderful narration! I highly recommend!!

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  • OD
  • 05-10-18

Great story kept me wondering till the end

Loved the story perfect amount of mystery all wrapped up in a love story! Narrator was great too!

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  • Verne
  • 26-09-18

Narrator is excellent

This narrator had me in the palm of her hand. Her use of inflection and volume help to create the perfect mood regardless of the situation. At one of the steamy love scenes I found myself leaning into the speaker to capture the whispered phrases

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  • Dr.
  • 22-09-18

Romance with a female character that has a spine

Ash ford Mcnab is brilliant as always. Kelly Bowen’s heroines co to us to resonate with me. The a vulnerable but not puff balls. Maybe not a historically sound as some of this genre is but an enjoyable listen nonetheless.