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The Duke's Shotgun Wedding

Scandalous House of Calydon, Book 1
Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
Series: Scandalous House of Calydon, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Romance Novella category.

Victorian Era England...

As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne's will remains strong. If the only way to save her family's estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction - and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself....

But she's made the first move against a very dangerous opponent....

For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it's his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire - even if she means to only marry for his money - would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demands his own satisfaction in return.

©2014 Stacy Reid (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 03-06-17

Short in length, huge in entertainment!

What a lot of book in such a short tale. I wanted MORE! Set near the end of the 19th century and full of all the things we love about romance in that time.

Excellent performance, very hot, and worth the money. But it costs less than a credit!!!!

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  • SKM
  • 09-02-19

Good short story

I generally always like Stacy Reid's lounger stories and thought I would give this short one a try.

It was overall good, but with shorter stories, it was rushed. While I like my books to be over 200 pages, this one, even though it was under the 200 page mark was actually pretty good. While I do believe it would have been better if it were longer, the story flowed and the rushed feeling I receive when reading short stories wasn't as much as it had been with other shorter books.

I would recommend this book for a quick read that introduces you to the Duke's family. The other stories are longer, more evenly paced, and are a solid 5🌟. Since I felt this was a little rushed, it earned 4🌟.

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  • TheRomanceQueen
  • 13-06-17

lovely

Where does The Duke's Shotgun Wedding rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a really enjoyable read and my very first audio book. I read the book but listening to it was such a pleasure. The narrator did a great job. I was engaged from the beginning

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duke's Shotgun Wedding?

loved the opening

Which character – as performed by Anna Parker-Naples – was your favorite?

The heroine, Lady Jocelyn

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed several times

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  • Tracy T
  • 30-12-18

Pretty good story and okay narration.

This was a cute story, I enjoyed it. It was short but had a lot of entertainment. It started out great and grabbed my attention very fast. Cant help but love Jocelyn walking into a Duke's house and pointing a derringer at him demanding satisfaction! HAHA

I really liked Jocelyn a lot, she was strong, smart, witty and determined. She wouldn't back down. I liked Sebastian most of the the time, but sometimes he was kind if a jerk. Glad this was a short book I wouldn't have been able to deal with him be a jerk for longer.

The did have some chemistry and there are some steamy sex scenes in this short story. But it wasn't so much to over shadow the story itself. YAY for that!

As for the narration it was pretty good. I do think the voice of Sebastian didn't have to be so mean/harsh/haggish. She could have done his voice in a bit of a sexier manner, he wasn't a jerk the whole time but it seemed that every time he spoke he sounded mean/harsh/haggish. Too bad for that. Otherwise the narration was good.

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  • Dai Herrera
  • 21-12-18

Short and Sweet

I wanted a short audible for my work jaunt. This one fit the bill. Great start, and entertaining until the end. It's nothing deep, but wasn't looking for that. I'd recommend it.

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  • xmom
  • 01-11-18

Nice short book

I read book 2 before this but I thought it made more sense doing so. The dukes voice in book 2 and book 3 (listening to it now) sounded so much better than this book! He sounds kind of like an old man. The female annoyed me a few times. Some nice sex scenes for sure. Good short book.