Get Your Free Audiobook

Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
Series: Wedded by Scandal, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.6 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

Non-member price: $48.75

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What listeners say about Accidentally Compromising the Duke

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this book

If you wonder what happens after marriage, this book is for you. It moves along at a great pace. Thank goodness the narrator was really good. Very enjoyable and will be reading the next two.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kimberly
  • 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.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for LBrawn
  • 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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lisa
  • 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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Janie W.
  • Janie W.
  • 06-08-2020

Good enough to read.

I have only read a few books from this author, and all though are not five star, in my opinion. There is talent. Mild typist to mild plot steamy (1-10) it’s an 8.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Laura
  • Laura
  • 03-06-2020

Sneaking into the wrong (right) man's bed

This one is a keeper! Although the H pissed me off a bit and the h could've been a little colder to her scheming-McSchemerson set up friend - it all worked out to a most deserved HEA in the end.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Thor
  • Thor
  • 22-08-2020

Not romantic or inspiring.

Her father and stepmother wishes to marry her to a debauched, potential rapist, to gain social position. She naturally forgives them, when she marties the Duke and they get what they want. He wants a "white wedding' with a mother for his children. As his first wife died in childbirth he no longer wishes to fall in love or put another woman in that position. That is the whole story, no good supporting characters to relieve the tedium of "shall I shan't I". She chases he runs, when caught blames her for his lack of resolution.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Claire
  • Claire
  • 24-06-2020

beautiful story

Loved every minute of this book. I couldn't stop listening. It was such a beautiful story. The narrator was good but the male voices were much to be desired, especially for Edmund who was supposed to be a big man. His voice was too effeminate. I much prefer male narrators when they are good ones.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bev
  • Bev
  • 24-06-2020

its was ok.

narrator was good. this book was tame in lovely way. 1st time listening to stacey books.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Morgan Window
  • Morgan Window
  • 06-06-2020

A very good story but missed the mark on other aspects

I really enjoyed the premise of this book. It felt rather realistic, in that the H/h fall in love in a very real way. Then the intimacy comes a little later... I also enjoyed the conflict in the book which was very simple. There was no villain or external conflict that can cause HR books to seem trite. It’s just one man, who struggles mightily with his fear of loss and fear of grief. That said, I forgot how repetitive Reid’s writing can feel. Namely, in how the characters address each other and how she describes things... dear god she loves ‘sensuality,’ and it drives me a bit mad be it when you are reading the book or listening. She can be very on the mark with her historical accuracy and then throws it in the garbage when she has people saying “pumpkin” as an endearment. Now I am genuinely not usually a stickler for that but with this book it really grated. I also forgot how Lesley seems like a tolerable narrator at first.... but then after a few hours the cadence gets intolerable. No one speaks like that to each other. “I love you............. Adele. I will never leave you.......... duchess.” No. No. No! Rant over. If you can handle Leslie, and you don’t mind Reid’s style then this is genuinely a very well developed and heartwarming story with two very likable characters. Tentatively will say worth the credit.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bernie
  • 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 ***

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Annie A
  • Annie A
  • 12-04-2020

Brilliant

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rachel Reads
  • 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,