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Summary

When Miss Elizabeth Waterstone encounters the enigmatic Duke of Diable Delamere in the most shocking of circumstances, she is determined to exploit his rakish expertise to the fullest extent. The duke agrees to teach her everything she needs to know but in return expects to receive her unwitting cooperation to uncover an assassination plot against the monarchy. But Elizabeth is hard to deceive, and the duke finds himself needing more than her innocent skills in his bed. Together they must use their remarkable abilities to thwart a villain, save the Prince Regent, and accidentally and inevitably fall in love.

©2011 Kate Pearce (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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I just couldn't

Pros- the narrator is better than average for a period drama audiobook. I would listen to her again. It's also not the worst story I've ever listened to and if you're very interested in lots of steamy scenes, you'll love this.

Cons- lots of plot holes! Why doesn't the main character just say her brother is an invalid who needs a nurse?! who knows - it's not like it's a secret. Certainly would have cut out a good couple of hours of this book!

The premise is ridiculous so no I won't be listening to the others in this series.

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Liberal sprinklings of sex

Kate Pearce writes well and Juliet Maisey 's performance is good. It's an unlikely story but still quite enjoyable.

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lovely story

thank you to all for this book well read and written
looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • xmom
  • 30-10-18

Hmmmm

There were times I thought the book was great but there were more times I felt so much angst! It could be confusing at times and some of the love scenes I wondered if the book had completely skipped a minute or two. Some of the sex scenes were steamy which was nice. For how long the book was there should’ve been enough time to build a love and see how they could fall in love with each other but no. I wanted to slap her more than a few times for how stupid she acted. I thought there could have been great potential for this book and I loved the duke but couldn’t see how a man like him could fall for someone like her since there was no build up of love. The narration was okay, sometimes he sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger and sometimes like Gru from Despicable Me. I don’t think I will be listening to the next book.

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  • 🌟CW_214🌟
  • 11-04-21

Loved It

This story started me on the path to Kate Pearce’s entire library. Loved everything about it. The negative reviews and comments have me scratching my head, but it’s impossible to please everyone all the time. Especially, if a book is rated by a specific character’s perceived behavior in a storyline. Was I entertained? Absolutely. I liked it for what it was.. a fictional story. I do not expect characters to be perfect and/or without fault. This does not mean I condone every action of each character. Otherwise, many of us would never get past our required high school reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-09-18

Boring

Don’t understand how this book got any good reviews. I got through 3/4ths of it and I still can’t make myself care about the leads or feel any real connection between them. Skip!

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  • CMack
  • 03-10-20

DNF

Wasted 2.5 hours waiting for the story to begin and to progress. Make me a courtesan, you won’t like it but I’ll do it, make me a courtesan, you won’t like it but I’ll do it, blah blah blah. Boring.

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  • Bean McGrath
  • 08-09-20

Perfect Narration

Steamy hot sex scenes bordering on dominance/submissive. Ms. Maisey is a talented reader. She throws in enough of an accent in her reading for it to be interesting without dominating the story. I’ll be looking for her work in the future. Kate Pearce’s story is interesting and her is heroine dynamic.

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  • sbjalr0812
  • 06-09-20

Rape isn’t romantic

Basically starts off with a guy almost raping a woman until he finds out she’s not that kind of girl. This sets up the hold whore / virgin dynamic and it’s just weird and creepy how the anyone would think this guys behavior is OK. It’s not OK, he doesn’t really improve and he continues to be weird and creepy. If you are someone into rape fantasies, Bhutan know it’s a fantasy and no way OK or not rape.

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  • Ann
  • 11-05-21

Stupid story

This is one of those stories where people keep secrets for absolutely no reason. Lazy story telling at its worst. It’s not a mystery- it’s just amateur hour. They are supposed to be incredibly clever people yet they all do stupid, unreasonable things that seems to do nothing for the story except make it longer and more unrealistic.

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  • The Bookie
  • 24-01-21

More than your average Regency romance

I admit that I overlooked this title for a long time, mostly due to, well... the title. "Educating Elizabeth" just sounds so bland and salacious. I thought, oh boy, another 19th century Tonne debutante getting herself mixed up with the powerful Alpha rake, in which the only plot is Will they? Or won't they?... fall in love after long pages of detailed romps in the sack.

Refreshingly, the story was full of spy intrigue and betrayal, admidst typical emotional and family dramas. It was actually quite good. More than once I felt that tightness in my chest over a particularly heartwrenching or heart-stopping moment. And neithrr Elizabeth or her duke were TSTL or just plain maddening -- mostly.

Admittedly there were also a few face-palms, where I wondered why romance authors continue to rely so heavily on the abominable 'if only they trusted each other enough to be honest the ENTIRE plot would be wrapped up in a page" trope. Oh well, its so common I hate to pick on Kate Pierce for relying on the sins-of-omission trope so heavily, when she really did write an engaging story, despite some faults.

The narrator also did fantastic. She did not have a grating voice, which has been a big barrier for me finding decent escape romances from Audible Plus lately. She managed to differentiate character dialogue well with varying accents and without making the opposite sex sound like dolts or chain-smokers. I know I am grading harshly against other books I've tried listening to lately, but it has been frustrating trying to find that perfect balance of plot, character, and narrator lately to wile away a few tedious working hours.

This story is far from perfect and will likely not suit everyone's taste, but if you are looking for an historic romance with a bit more plot and higher stakes, and you don't mind a bit of X-rated adult content, than look no further.

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  • Meagan Jones
  • 01-01-21

What even was this story?

This story was extremely disappointing. It was very boring, the storyline was stale and literally took 9 hours to become interesting. I forced myself to finish the book because I saw that it has good reviews but I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. The chemistry between the leads was back and forth and had no real foundation, the love scenes were bland and weird, and the story felt like it was 3 hours too long.

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  • Valetie Newton
  • 24-10-20

stupid girl

Couldn't finish. Good story, good narration, good sex scenes, but the heroine's cluelessness became too much for me to finish.

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