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Gambling on the Duke's Daughter

Brides of Scandal, Book 1
Narrated by: Lillian Rachel
Series: Brides of Scandal, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Summary

Captain Dylan Blake has spent the last decade fighting for his country. Desperate for a little peace, he sells his commission and returns to England but soon finds himself angry and adrift in London Society. When an old nemesis challenges him to a wager - he must get Lady Natalia Sinclair to dance with him twice in one evening - he is willing to play along.

The daughter of a duke, Lady Natalia Sinclair fears her enormous dowry is the only thing that draws her many suitors. But heroic Captain Blake seems different. Unfortunately, she soon realizes his smile is false, his interest superficial.

Dylan sees Natalia's rejection as a challenge, and the stakes increase when he discovers his elder brother Michael is wooing the duke's daughter as well. Passed over for Michael too many times, he's determined to prove he can be first in somebody's heart.

As the lines between the wager and attraction blur, can Dylan and Natalia find the courage to take the biggest gamble of all - love?

©2018 Tracy Seybold (P)2020 Tracy Seybold

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loved, loved this book

thank you so much for such warm and fuzzy love story. would recommend and also hope to hear more of your books x

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Romantic

This was a lovely story of love, joy, and romance! I loved Nataliers character, she is how a women in love should act! I highly recommend this book.

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  • Tonie Stephens
  • 24-07-20

A brilliant masterpiece

An absolute genius of an author! The creative imagery created by this author kept me spellbound from the first page to the last. She made me feel each and every word. what a story she has spun. I think I will listen once more time or maybe many a time 😁. Thank you

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  • Learning Specialist
  • 05-04-20

Love, lust, and loss

This story is an easy listen with likable characters. The narrator keeps it light and enjoyable. (Note: It does get a bit steamy) If you're looking for your next romantic read, this is a good one.

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  • Megan Wells
  • 08-03-20

Not a bad historical romance

I have mixed feelings about this book. I felt the h was a very scatter brained. She wanted a dance but then refused because she didn’t like the look in his eye. She was mad and then not. It was just kind of all over the place. The book was still entertaining, just not my favorite. The narration on the other hand was really great!

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  • MM
  • 29-09-20

ANOTHER GOOD LISTEN

This was my first time listening to this author and narrator so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book all the way to the last chapter. The storyline was different and kept me interested. Loved the characters and their stories. The narrator was very good (that's always a chance you take) however, this one was very good. I recommend this book...now on to book #2 in the series.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 28-09-20

Nat will rub you the wrong way; she's off putting

Johnathan was a real wildcard! Who knew?? Nat really put Dylan through his paces-a bit over much for me. What did she want Dylan to do- stand in the stocks at the town square?? She acted like a cold fish. until... Dylan's dad was an evil pain! I'm really glad I read the second book before this one, because Nat is very obnoxious and off putting in this book and doesn't encourage the reader to want more. Read book 2 before you give up. It's worth it. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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  • George
  • 14-09-20

Not your gran's traditional ton romance

This write-up is based on a complimentary review copy. Poor second son, hated by his earl father, needs money to live on, after cashing out his military commission. He can't even get a job as a steward. Desperate, he wagers he can dance twice with a duke's only daughter who's clearly beyond ton gentlemens' reach. Mission impossible? All isn't lost, though: she has a crush on his soldier hero persona. What ensues is a nontraditional ton romance with unexpected twists and turns just when you least expect them, all the way up to the requisite happily ever after ending. (This story is a romance after all.) You find yourself rooting for the very likable couple and their sympathetic supporting cast to succeed throughout.

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  • Marla
  • 28-07-20

Betrayal and Love

The Captain take a bet that he can get the heiress to dance with him twice. She only allows one dance to each gentleman. She has refused the Captain any dances. Will he win the bet? She is the Duke's Daughter and he is a second born son. However, he is a war hero and a Captain. Will she give him 2 dances? The narrator, Lillian Rachel, gave a good performance. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Blondie
  • 22-07-20

Gambling on the Duke's Daughter

This is the first book i have read/listened to by this author and I am so happy I found this book. The characters are easy to connect with. The story is interesting enough for me to want to keep listening. Captain Dylan is kind and a little lost and lonely he desperately wants a family to love and to love him back. Lady Natalia is also lonely but she has a family that loves her but she believes herself only useful for the marriage she will one day make. The 2 find together their hearts desire if only she will forgive him the wager. I loved the book and I look forward to more by this author. The narrator did a great job too.

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  • Nicety
  • 16-07-20

Overall I'd actually choose 3.5.

I really enjoyed the book. The narrator did an excellent job. The heroine was kinda all over the place. I don't really like when they are petty over things and go back and forth. The author is really good but she'll definitely soar when the book has less back and forth between the h/h

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  • Anna Hazelrigg
  • 11-07-20

Wonderful Book!!!

This was a great book! I loved the story and the narration. Looking forward to to listening to the next book!!