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Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
Series: Wedded by Scandal, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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England, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke. 

Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. He’s looking for a young lady of sensibilities and accomplishment, someone who, most importantly, he’s not attracted to - the complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one.

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  • Kimberly
  • 13-02-2020

Duke is too cold for too long!

It was too difficult to see any admirable qualities in the Duke. There was no balance between his demons and his redeeming qualities. I could not account for her love or desire for him. I understand that the author wanted to present the female lead as courageous and resilient, but this was done at the expense of presenting the Duke as little more than an ordeal to be endured. As a reader, I need to be able to understand the attraction. I did not. Audible did not accept this book as returned, so I endured too, but didn’t enjoy it.

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  • LBrawn
  • 07-03-2020

A lovely story

I loved the story by Reid. The tale of self-forgiveness and opening one’s heart again to love was beautifully written.
The narration wasn’t my favorite. It often sounded stiff and unfeeling, while at other times emotive. My opinion is that Leslay does a more credible job with narrating females than men and children. It distracted from, however did not ruin the story

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  • Lisa
  • 04-03-2020

Beautifully written and narrated

I loved this historical...... someone said it took too long for the duke to come around but I love the medium paced sizzle. Absolutely perfect almost like a Cinderella story

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  • Bernie
  • 07-05-2020

Surprisingly enthralling and emotional

I was looking for a romantic candyfloss novel to get me through my quarantine chores, and while this was romantic and had some very steamy scenes, I was surprised at how invested I became in their emotional journeys. The author really unpacked the Duke's trauma. Very well written and the narrator was excellent. *** CAUTION: Do not read if you are pregnant with your first baby ***

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  • Annie A
  • 12-04-2020

Brilliant

A definite reread - good characters great story and super ending. Can’t wait for next book

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 24-02-2020

better than the reviews indicated

this is a hot and steamy romance, not the demure 'hand holding' type for George Heyer fans. However great to have a leading lady that isn't feeble.
Fantastic narration, so much better than the over acting of other period drama stories, voice range was really good and engaging I will be looking for more stories from Madeleine - Stacy Reid's built tension really well and the stay scenes weren't to sordid a good balance in my view,