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The Duke's Shotgun Wedding

Scandalous House of Calydon, Book 1
Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
Series: Scandalous House of Calydon, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
3.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Romance Novella category.

Victorian Era England...

As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne's will remains strong. If the only way to save her family's estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction - and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself....

But she's made the first move against a very dangerous opponent....

For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it's his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire - even if she means to only marry for his money - would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demands his own satisfaction in return.

©2014 Stacy Reid (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 03-06-2017

Short in length, huge in entertainment!

What a lot of book in such a short tale. I wanted MORE! Set near the end of the 19th century and full of all the things we love about romance in that time.

Excellent performance, very hot, and worth the money. But it costs less than a credit!!!!

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  • SKM
  • 09-02-2019

Good short story

I generally always like Stacy Reid's lounger stories and thought I would give this short one a try. It was overall good, but with shorter stories, it was rushed. While I like my books to be over 200 pages, this one, even though it was under the 200 page mark was actually pretty good. While I do believe it would have been better if it were longer, the story flowed and the rushed feeling I receive when reading short stories wasn't as much as it had been with other shorter books. I would recommend this book for a quick read that introduces you to the Duke's family. The other stories are longer, more evenly paced, and are a solid 5🌟. Since I felt this was a little rushed, it earned 4🌟.

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  • TheRomanceQueen
  • 13-06-2017

lovely

Where does The Duke's Shotgun Wedding rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a really enjoyable read and my very first audio book. I read the book but listening to it was such a pleasure. The narrator did a great job. I was engaged from the beginning

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duke's Shotgun Wedding?

loved the opening

Which character – as performed by Anna Parker-Naples – was your favorite?

The heroine, Lady Jocelyn

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed several times

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  • Someone who bought, or is about to buy
  • 24-09-2020

Too short, too flat

I knew this was a 2 hour book, but i didn't anticipate that 2 hrs would be such a waste of time. This could have been a good story but it's timeline sped fast. As a result, neither the plot or the on characters have made themselves worthy of a read.

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  • Roberta Chesler
  • 20-09-2020

Love Stacy Reid - horrible narrator

Once again Ms. Reid has been let down by the narrator. I couldn’t finish the other book because of the absolutely disastrous narrator and it happened here again in this one. Her stories deserve better! Thankfully it is short.

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  • Janie W.
  • 30-08-2020

NOPE

I had reward 3 books from Wedded by Scandal series which where very good and searched for more books, the rating was very low and typically I would have not read but again the other books where good, sadly this one did NOT deliver. You can not write a worthy romance with such short time, you just can’t you don’t fall in love with the characters or cheer them on bc there was just not time to develop them. Sorry this one is a bummer.

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  • CCW
  • 20-05-2020

Weak story

It starts exciting, but is then too easy and a quick happy ending from nearly the beginning. Not much actual conflict to be overcome; minimal plot.

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  • Amy
  • 24-04-2020

Good.

This was pretty good for a short read. Stacy Reid has fast become one of my favorite authors in this genre. I am working my way through her catalog and so far they are all good reads!

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  • Patty M Van Hulle
  • 28-03-2020

NAUGHTY FLAME RESISTANT UNDIES SCROCHING eBOOK

**Updated review 3/28/2020** This romance read started with a feisty Jocelyn pointing a derringer on the cold & unfeeling Duke of Calydon, Sebastian. All Sebastian sees is a hellion with an inner fire that gets him hard! She is pissed off because his brother (book #2 in the series), Anthony, teased her with anothet marriage & her dad's estate is falling around her young siblings' ears. What must she do? Sebastian sees what he wants & totally agrees to marry her. Sebastian believes all females are lairs & unfaithful, courtesy of his mom & her lover, that his mom marries after only 3 months after his Father's death, & then discovery of his brother & sister's true father. These 2 have absolutely no problems in the bedroom, desk or even a couch, as Jocelyn inner HOE is unlocked by Sebastian's lips, tongue & glorious hands. When they are out of the bedroom, it sucks royally!! I read this book after The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell, which is book #2 in this scandalous series, but I think I enjoyed it that way. Either book stands alone, but Mizz Reid teases you with her writing style & she make you CRAVE the next book. I think Mizz Reid could write cliffhangers for TV shows, like Sleepy Hollow or the provocative Scandal! Mizz Reid gifted me with so many "PULL THE FIRE ALARM" & pantie melting scenes that I needed a chocolate fix ASAP! I loved both of her books in her Scandalous House of Calydon series & I am waiting, NOT SO PATIENTLY, for Connie's story. I must give my top score of 5 fingers up & 10 toes & I am even adding my furry reading buddy's 4 paws up into my score because she had a derringer & snotty butlers a Fairy Godmother plus unknowing Fairy Godfather & that my peeps that totally takes writing talent that Mizz Stacy gifts us with!!

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  • Trish R.
  • 17-02-2020

Okay novella and narration..

This is my first novella by Stacy Reid and I can’t see me reading anything else by her. IMO she’s another author who fills her books with nothing but sex and there has to be more than that for me. I can’t see putting sex, much less twice in 112 pages, in a novella. It takes up room and takes away from any kind of story. This was an okay story. It’s started off well, with Jocelyn holding Sebastian at gunpoint, but too soon it became all about sex, so it didn’t take me long you lose interest. So, two sex scenes and no swearing. As to the narration: Anna Parker-Naples did a good job. Not much in the emotion area but the voices were okay.