The cold, precise Duke of Montford demands things his way: neatly ordered, in place, and adhering closely to the rules. So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead for a year, and a stranger has been running the Honeywell business - which, by contract, is now Montford's. When he arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers that the estate is being run by an unruly, tomboyish woman - and a bluestocking at that!
Fiery redhead Astrid Honeywell is independent and educated. She's been handling the Honeywell family business for years. And she's not about to relinquish it to anyone - not even Montford - because of some archaic contract.
Montford and Astrid have an instant hatred for one another...and an undeniable, unspeakable attraction. They must resist this improper desire - after all, Montford has a fiancée in London. But when Astrid's life is placed in terrible danger, Montford finds he may be willing to risk everything to save her.
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This is one book that at times confused me. There were times when I thought it was a modern day era then it would swing the other way. I can't say I really liked the characters very much, Monford was weak and Astrid was an out and out bitch. The best character was the pig. There were areas that needed filling out and others that where over full. There was a story line but it just didn't ring true through out. I am not sure I will purchase another.
"An awesome little diamond in the rough!"
Yes, I would! I got this when it was on sale thanks to a reviewer I follow. I'm glad I did! I found it was an adorable light read. Not realistic in the slightest. So if your looking for a realistic accurate fictional Victorian romance you may want to go elsewhere. But if you want a cute, funny, light read then you'll enjoy this.
I adored Montford (jeez do I hate that name & I actually like his real ones, go figure). Perhaps its because I'm a slight perfectionist and could relate, but I found the fact that Montford had OCD genius! Even if he was a little too egotistical at times, I think he is one of my favorite Heroes thanks to his quirkiness. At the very least he was memorable. And that may just be me relating to the H on some weird level, but I think his feeling like he was slowly going mad quite entertaining. I'm pretty sure that makes me a little crazy O.o'
Oh, well! Crazy seems good to me, if it let's me enjoy this sweet story!
That drunken race around town was hilarious. But the best part was the "reward" at the end of the race. Let's just say it doesn't turn out the way you think it will....
I'm not sure why but I see this story playing in my head like some type of hybrid Victorian Manga/ Anime (that's like a comic/ cartoon but it can be a little more mature and refined). It would actually make a really good manga/ anime, now that I think about it, all-be-it an English style one IMHO. Please don't bash me if you actually know what I'm talking about, and don't agree. I already told you I was crazy!
OK, all that aside this was a really great sale buy! But even the regular member price is pretty good. So go ahead and give this one a whirl, if you are in the mood for a quirky light romantic comedy. It.was a pretty good first book for the author!
"Quirky Regency Romp"
I needed a book long enough to listen to while recovering from bronchitis and I I found this one on sale for $5.24 and thought I'd take a chance. Wow, I hit the jackpot with this book because it is a delightful romp. From beginning to the end this fun story kept me entertained with characters that are enchanting, quirky, and silly. It literally helped me feel better!
Get this one before the sale ends. It's definitely worth more than the price!
"Delightful romance with excellent Narration,"
Humorous romance with never a dull moment in the story. Many interesting characters that were fully sketched in by the author wonderfully narrated. I read many romances but this one was fresh and fun. I hope the author can write another with the same quality.
"Worth 10 credits!!!"
I could not have loved this book more!!!! I ended up laughing out loud so many times that I lost count. This book was beyond entertaining. The narrator only added to the whole experience. I truly hope this author writes quickly so I can read/listen to the next installment of this series! I would have paid 10 credits for this book!!! I highly recommend it, it starts off a little slowly, but after about 25-30 minutes you won't be able to put it down!
"What a delight!"
What a delight! This would have been perfect except for the slowness at the beginning. For some reason, I had a hard time getting into this book but I'm so glad I stuck with it.
The story of the 4-year old Montford is heartbreaking but it explains why he has a few phobias. Astrid is a treasure! Smart, independent, and a fiery redhead. Sparks fly constantly between the two of them and that makes for a riotous good time.
I laughed a lot listening to this book. The author wrote great dialogue and Petunia the Pig is priceless. I enjoyed the narration a great deal. Both the author and the narrator are new to me and I look forward to more from each of them.
A great book!
"I enjoyed this book a lot!"
I found this book to be a good original story. There were many humorous moments. It exceeded my expectations.
My favorite part in the book was when they were all at the beer festival it was absolutely hilarious to me.
The narration was well done.
I loved LOVED this book!!! Please please write more book cause I'll buy them all.
"4 1/2 Stars - A lovely hilarious fun historical!"
« I'm impressed. Well done. Simply great! »
The Duke's Holiday is Maggie Fenton's first HR and there are a lot of happy reviews. Should be amusing, fun and a historical in the light genre. — And it was. Woot!!
So much fun, a "chuckle story"
I have only praise for this wonderful story. In my opinion the best kind of historical romance. So much fun, so much comedic entanglements and outrageously wonderful characters. Sweet romantic and a piece of heat and steam.
Looking forward to more romances from this writer. Next part in this The Regency Romp Trilogy will be an auto-buy (in October 2015). I just want to know more about these men and the women they choose.
A very good narrator and audiobook edition as well. Recommended for HR lovers.
I LIKE - YES, yes I do!
"Delightful and Witty Loved the Charaters"
Finally I have a new historical romance author long with a new narrator. This author gives me my fix for a good romantic, light and fun historical romance. I can say she is on par with some of my favorites like Julia Quinn and Lisa Kelypas.
I also enjoyed reading gentleman in distress stories. This stuffy uptight Lord who needs the attention of a good hellion to save him from hisself!
"I tried twice but I couldn't get pass the narrator"
I tried twice to listen to this story but I couldn't get pass the narration. Her voice was irritation squared. I made it too the third chapter then gave up. Not worth the credit
"Don't go there"
I am not sure I would recommend to anyone I'm afraid
Sometimes, one sentence will do! Get to the point!
Clear, light and bright
It actually sent me to sleep!
I have read many many period romances and this is by far the worst. The storyline was weak and far too verbose. So much so that you forget what point the author is trying to make. Very poor
Probably not in all truthfulness - as main characters started to become very annoying!
About time!!! And definitely a second book with Sebastian I feel.
I think she was very expressive and a good narrator
Not really had to keep pushing myself to finish it
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