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To Bedevil a Duke

Lords of London, Book 1
Narrated by: Duchess DeFoix, Duke Defoix
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

A duke of many rules. A lady of independence.

Since her cheating husband created a scandal by dying beneath his whore, Darcy de Merle is determined to enjoy widowhood and refuses to mourn a man she grew to loathe. Setting the ton ablaze, Darcy holds a ball to relaunch herself into society on the anniversary of his death.

Cameron, the duke of Athelby, plays by the rules. Always. He’s lived through the terrible consequences of what revelry, carelessness, and lack of respect for one’s social position can have on a family. So when he sees Darcy de Merle skirting the boundaries of respectability, it is only right that he should remind her of the proper etiquette to which she should adhere.

Darcy refuses to allow another man to tell her what to do. When the duke of Athelby chastises her at every turn, reminding her of her social failures, well, there is only one thing to be done about it...seduce the duke and show him there is more to life than the proper conventions set by the ton.

A battle of wills ensues where all bets are off, numerous rules are broken, and love becomes the ultimate reward.

©2018 Tamara Gill (P)2018 Tamara Gill

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  • HeatherY
  • 09-02-19

Really Enjoyable!

Darcy de Merle and Cameron, the Duke of Athelby, were friends long ago as children, but that all changed when they both grew older and Darcy married another man. Now widowed and abhorring the thought of marrying again, Darcy is determined to take a lover and Cameron, rigid and straight-laced as he is, seems like the perfect match.

I really enjoyed this steamy romance. The role reversal with Darcy as the more experienced woman and Cameron as her inexperienced student was a nice change of pace and really refreshing. I loved to watch as Darcy slowly broke down each of Cameron's walls and made him realize she was the exact right woman for him. They were believable together, and I really enjoyed the story.

The narration was perfect as usual with this duo, with the male and female narrator performing each chapter from Darcy or Cameron's point of view and also the male or female speaking parts. It's seamless and made the entire listen a pleasure. I requested an audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • korinka
  • 22-02-19

So enjoyable

What caught my eye first about this book was the "Narrated by:" field. How can I not listen to a story read by narrators calling themselves Duke and Duchess DeFoix? And boy, are they good!

I liked Tamara's story, because it defied the usual romance novel premise. Too often have I encountered the male lead as the one who wants to remain single, but, you know, milk the cow without buying it. Here, it is Darcy who wants to remain free.

It's an artfully narrated steamy book. I was very pleased with it and totally recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thanks, Your Grace!

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 10-02-19

when you want to light him up

it was a very good book The Duke was very Duke like LOL very serious and going by the rules and our lady liked her life and I did like the contradiction the story wasn't long but it was good.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Romance junkie
  • 04-02-19

Short Story Of Stiff Duke and A Woman Enjoying Her Freedom

Friends once in childhood Cameron and Darcy drifted away as adults.
Cameron’s brother dies having a reckless life so Cameron became very regimented while Darcy, a free spirit married a man who cheated and took her freedom.
Cameron is slow to admit he never found a wife, having missed a time with Darcy, while Darcy became a widow and determined not to marry.
The two meet and the fireworks begin..and realization...
The narrators are incredible...perfect emotion and storytelling that draws you in. Well worth the time and money.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-18

Wonderful voices for the raunchy fun

Light easy listening, with dreamy voices... with a lot of excitement!
Doubt they did all those things in carriages... but clearly I have no evidence of that...

Fun listen

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  • Denise
  • 05-10-18

Narration is FABULOUS. Story is weak and short...

Not my typical genre but lately I've been trying new genres; especially stories narrated by Duchess & Duke DeFoix (because I love their voices and narration style).
The narration was wonderful. I could imagine the characters speaking and visualize the scenes. Unfortunately, there was NO story. Just when I thought that the story might go somewhere, I heard the word, "epilogue". What? It was over? Had I been holding a paperback, I would have realized how short this book is. I knew the story had "steamy" parts, but I assumed it would also have a plot. I'm definitely not an authority on steamy scenes; but I assumed they might comprise of more than a woman teaching a man the basics. I would sum up the story as: sex-education-101, conflicting life goals between two main characters, quick resolution, epilogue, the end...
Five stars for narration. One star for story. Really torn about overall... going for 3 (the average).

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  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
  • 09-02-19

Enjoyable

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. I listened to book 3 before this one so my expectations were not that high. The narrators are very good. This storyline was such a different take on the other regency romances out there that I was surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole story. I like to know that a woman can stand on her own and I was glad that her father backed her up rather than forcing her into a marriage. Loved the way she taught the duke instead of the duke teaching her. Good story.