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The Duke of Kisses

The Untouchables, Book 11
Narrated by: Marian Hussey
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Frances Snowden can hardly believe her good fortune when she’s whisked away from her boring life by her sister who is now a duchess. Instead of becoming the third wife of her parents’ stuffy neighbor, she can be anything she wants: a doting aunt to her newborn niece, a debutante in London, or even an independent spinster. But when she meets and kisses a mysterious man on a walk in the countryside, she knows exactly what she desires - him.

David Langley, Earl of St. Ives, is resigned to marrying the dull woman his parents chose when he was a child. His future is suddenly, and happily, diverted when he encounters a captivating young woman who shows him everything he’s been missing. 

Ready to embark on a blissful life together, a long-buried feud between their families makes their marriage impossible. Nothing is more important than duty and family, but can he turn his back on love?

©2018 Darcy Burke (P)2019 Darcy Burke

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  • Winona Crampton
  • 11-03-19


It's really hard for me to determine out of all 11 books which one is my favorite. I think it had a bit of adventurous moments I love the part where the Uncle was trying to kill her, which is quite far from the way Darcy Burke writes her books. I love the love theory I love thee Ties that see knives mother tried to put between him and Fanny. It would be a big disappointment F Darcy Burke ends on both 11 I can only wish that she continues the series. There so much more to the story that can be added.

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  • karen
  • 27-02-19

Needs an Editor

I am starting to avoid books that are self-published, as they really require an editor's review to make them good. This book is published by the author, so I doubt anyone took a second review before it was launched. The heroine's best friend changed from being Prudence to Patience somewhere in the middle...really!
I think the author should start another series, as this one has gotten old and boring. The plot is simple, but there are some parts of the back story ( the family feud) is a little complex and difficult to understand. It does not help that the heroine's sister Ivy ( from an earlier book in the series) is called Mary by her parents. Some of the most interesting aspects are just referenced. The dialogue ( and usually I love a book with this much dialogue) is stif and dull. There is just no spark that makes you want to keep going. I have stopped it 8 times with no real desire to go back to it. I have even read 2 other books during those breaks. The h/h act out of character for the time and their situations. It is a series of unrelated events. Since there is always a HEA, the journey there should be exciting, as the ending is a given. This plot drones on and never comes to life.
I bought it because of the narrator. She is excellent as usual, but the dialogue is not good enough for her to really sparkle.
I should have stopped with this series a few books back, but at least I have learned my lesson. I would not recommend this book. I read 2 Amanda Quick novels in between the start/finish of this one.....and that was the best part of this novel, it bored me enough to go back to some much loved books.

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