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  • The Duke and the Wallflower

  • The Unwanted Dukes, Book 1
  • By: Jessie Clever
  • Narrated by: Bridget Thomas
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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The Duke and the Wallflower

By: Jessie Clever
Narrated by: Bridget Thomas
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Summary

Shunned by a society that puts attractiveness above all else, Lady Eliza Darby’s wallflower status keeps her from getting the one thing she wants most, namely, to be a mother. But, when her scorned older sister returns home to see all of her sisters wed in happy matches, it may be Eliza’s only chance to secure a husband and have the children she so desires.

Jilted in a publicly humiliating display, Dax Kane, the Duke of Ashbourne, has sworn off love forever and has no wish to wed. But, when the title demands it, he selects the most perfect candidate for the position: Lady Eliza Darby, a wallflower so unattractive, he won’t be in danger of falling in love with her. But, the jilted duke will soon discover looks have nothing to do with love.

The Duke and the Wallflower is the first book in the steamy, heart-stopping historical romance series, The Unwanted Dukes. If you love sexy, spellbinding romance and heartwarming humor, don’t miss this captivating series from best-selling author Jessie Clever. Discover adventure and romance when you download The Duke and the Wallflower today.

©2020 Jessica McQuaid (P)2021 Jessica McQuaid

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So much potential

A duke on every corner and modern names are just some of the errors. A duke calls another duke 'mate' and 'tosser'. The dog at the wedding ceremony was also a bit overdone.
The story line had potential but was squandered.
The narrator was good.

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Fabulous

Great story funny,sad everthing I love. Excellent narration more please especially this narrator great combination.

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Could have been better

Storyline was weak and very predictable. Definitely not a page turner or something you needed to keep reading to find out the ending.

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The best of the bunch

The theme is the same throughout out the series, except a regurgitated version with new names for the leading characters. There are some new characters/foe in each book.
The non original theme starts with a plethora of Dukes. All who are full of self-pity and total jerks. The females, despite their build-ups, are "complete wimps." It is basical how far you want me to bend? So you can kick me. Where do you want me to lie? So you can walk over me. They are not quite masochist. but they do seem to like enduring a lot of pain all in the name of "love." The eldest sister is the worst as she is anything but a "Siren" more of a "Doormat." Stop here. Don't waste any more money or credits.

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Charming- but weak …

Even so the storyline is charming - the execution was a bit weak and lacking - the narrator was becoming better the longer she read …

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Sweet

A sweet romance story. Love the fact that the heroine is on the wrong side of plain.

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loved it

I really liked this . I love lots of regency romance and this had a bit of every thing I love about it .

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Recommended for taking a break.

A charmingly different tale, taking one delightfully where one expected.
I enjoyed the writing style.

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