- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Forever (26. Januar 2016)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1455536792
- ISBN-13: 978-1455536795
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 2,5 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 384.050 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Duke of My Heart (A Season for Scandal, Band 1) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. Januar 2016
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"Wonderful! A charming, clever, and engaging storyteller not to be missed."―Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
"Bowen's irresistible Regency is like the most popular debutante at the ball: pretty, witty, mysterious, and full of coquettish allure. From the first line to the happy dénouement, Bowen builds enough romantic heat to melt midwinter snow."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Bowen begins her Season for Scandal series with a nonstop murder-mystery that sizzles with tension. This suspenseful tale unfolds quickly, and readers will be captivated by the well-drawn characters who move Bowen's inventive plot forward. Readers will savor this unconventional romance."―RT Book Reviews
"Where have you been all my life, Kelly Bowen? If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it."―HeroesandHeartbreakers.com
The first novel in Kelly Bowen's brand new Regency series about a highly exclusive crisis management team that help members of the ton who find themselves embroiled in scandal. It will appeal to fans of Sarah MacLean, Elizabeth Boyle, and Tessa Dare.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Um einen bösen Skandal von Max' Familie abzuwenden und seine verschwundene Schwester zu finden, müssen die beiden zusammenarbeiten, so wenig es ihnen anfangs auch gefallen mag, da jede_r der beiden gewohnt ist, Anweisungen zu geben und nicht, sie zu befolgen.
Sehr gut geschrieben, fein gezeichnete Charaktere, witzige Dialoge, interessante Wendungen und unnachahmliche Spannung.
Ich hab (aus Versehen) mit dem dritten Band der Reihe begonnen und mich mit Vergnügen in die Geschichte der "Duchess" gestürzt.
Wenn ich euch gestehe, daß ich gleich ALLE verfügbaren Bücher von Kelly Bowen gekauft (und leider auch schon alle ausgelesen hab, inklusive der Kurzgeschichte), dann könnt ihr euch vorstellen, daß ich sagen muss:
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Add in hero Maximus Harcourt, Duke of Alderidge, who spends his time as Captain Harcourt on the open sea, but just happens to be back in town and finds Ivory, Aunt Helen and the dead body in his sister's room. Max is used to being in control, giving orders and having them followed, so his and Ivory's personalities clash from the beginning. Although Max realizes Ivory has much more experience in damage control of scandals in the ton, it's hard for him to take a backseat.
Meanwhile, there's the problem of "Where in the world is Bea?" Ivory, with Max's "assistance" (read "hindrance, obstruction and interference" in Ivory's eyes), after taking care of the appropriate body disposal, sets out to find her. This turns into a great little mystery. Perhaps I just thought it was great because my most recent HR reads have been boring derivative drivel, but I found myself enjoying Max and Ivory's adventures quite a bit.
For the first half of the book, I found the mystery to be far superior to the romance. The attraction between H and h is almost immediate and they have lusting thoughts at what seemed to me rather inappropriate moments. After all, if your sister has disappeared and you're worried about her welfare, would you spend most of your time thinking about how you'd like to boink the damage-control expert?
But by the half to three-quarters point, this turned into a very good and touching romance. Both H and h were complex, interesting characters. The H is a reluctant duke. Having been third in line to inherit and not a very valued member of his family , he set out to sea at a very young age. As for the h, oh, just read the story. She has quite the interesting background and made for an admirable female lead.
Ivory here, BTW, reminds me a bit of the heroine in Rose Lerner's A LILY AMONG THORNS. Both women are take-charge, competent, full of initiative, both are problem solvers, both know how to work within London's underworld. Both are survivors of a not-so-kind past. Heroines who are so much more interesting than the ones who sit around wondering "Does he love me? Why doesn't he say he loves me?"
The plot was intriguing – and different. The mystery was beautifully done, slowly revealed – and interesting. The characters were believable – and likeable. I adored the Hero and heroine equally. Again, I totally enjoyed this book.
The opening scene was rather memorable – a dead earl, naked in a debutante’s bedroom, with said debutante’s ballgown discarded and debutante vanished without a trace. Her brother, a duke and captain of his own ship, chooses that moment to re-enter London after a two year absence. He’s obviously born to command, but is totally out of his element to deal with the nightmare he confronts.
Our heroine, meanwhile, is totally equal to the task of taking charge of the chaotic scene and ‘handling’ the scandal. It’s fascinating to watch them both in action. The dialog is just delightful. An opening scene I just loved is when the h directs the H to shave and dress, and go to the ballroom to see and be seen. The H shaves, watching the h watch him by looking in his mirror. The mutual attraction is electric – and fun.
The heroine is an independent, strong-willed, competent woman, but not obnoxious or unbelievable for her time. She's a widow who has learned how to not just survive, but to thrive by running her own business in her own unique fashion. The Hero is just as independent, and it's fun watching him learn to cope with a situation (missing sister involved in unusual circumstances) by learning to trust someone else to problem solve. I thought he made an absolutely perfect Hero. No big misunderstandings (which I hate), nothing too suspenseful (which I also hate), just a very romantic tale (which I love).
There were all kinds of delightful little surprises tucked away throughout the story – and I liked them all. The mystery unravels slowly and the romance does as well. Usually I prefer the romance, if it’s well done, but in this case I enjoyed both the mystery AND the romance. It was a nicely balanced, well-drawn book and I’d highly recommend it.