The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare audiobook

The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke

By Tessa Dare
Read by Mary Jane Wells

HarperAudio 9780062349064

The Girl Meets Duke Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538416648

  • ISBN: 9781538416655

  • ISBN: 9781538416662

Runtime: 7.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection in Romance

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Buzz Books in Romance

Finalist for the 2017 RT Book Reviews Award for Book of the Year

Finalist for the 2017 RT Book Reviews Award for Best Love and Laughter Romance

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:

- They will be husband and wife by night only.

- No lights, no kissing. 

- No questions about his battle scars.

- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:

- They will have dinner together every evening.

- With conversation.

- And unlimited teasing.

- Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mary Jane Wells skillfully voices the characters, their attitudes and attributes enlivened throughout her performance. Wells’ portrayals highlight Ash’s pompous attitude, Emma’s intelligent, humorous personality, and butler Mr. Khan’s caring yet long-suffering disposition. The listener feels transported to the Regency-era London home—and bedroom—of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbury. A fun story with a delightful narration.” AudioFile
“You’ll laugh and cry and everything in between while reading this daring reimagination of Beauty and the Beast that is pure romance at its best. Dare’s gift for crafting humorous repartee is matched by her talent for writing deeply emotional stories filled with steamy love scenes. The well-drawn characters—including a strong heroine, brooding hero, meddlesome butler, and stray cat—along with the witty dialogue, keep the pages flying and readers highly satisfied.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Dare’s delightful Girl Meets Duke series commencement unites two wounded souls in Regency England…Their love scenes are both sensuous and alluring….Dare perfectly crafts an ever-present romantic tension that propels the novel swiftly forward to its breathless conclusion.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sexy, tender, and wickedly funny, Dare’s newest offering is a spirited tale with a Beauty-and-the-Beast theme and the perfect launch for her latest series.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Dare once again works her own irresistible brand of magic by taking a cast of richly nuanced characters, a deliciously clever plot…and a generous measure of addictively tart wit, and then she spins the whole thing into pure literary gold.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Tessa Dare

Author Bio: Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 7.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English