1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $31.93

Buy for $31.93

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In the first in a dazzling new series, New York Times best-selling author Lorraine Heath introduces the Hellions of Havisham - three charismatic rogues destined to lose their hearts....

After six unsuccessful seasons, Miss Minerva Dodger chooses spinsterhood over fortune-hungry suitors. But thanks to the Nightingale Club, she can at least enjoy one night of pleasure. At that notorious establishment, ladies don masks before choosing a lover. The sinfully handsome duke of Ashebury is more than willing to satisfy the secretive lady's desires - and draws Minerva into an exquisite, increasingly intimate affair.

A man of remarkable talents, Ashe soon deduces that his bedmate is the unconventional Miss Dodger. Intrigued by her wit and daring, he sets out to woo her in earnest. Yet Minerva refuses to trust him. How to court a woman he has already thoroughly seduced? And how to prove that the passion unleashed in darkness is only the beginning of a lifetime's pleasure...?

©2015 Jan Nowasky (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about Falling into Bed with a Duke

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    264
  • 4 Stars
    154
  • 3 Stars
    45
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    9
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    250
  • 4 Stars
    118
  • 3 Stars
    49
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    13
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    245
  • 4 Stars
    138
  • 3 Stars
    44
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    9

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
    4 out of 5 stars

Peculiar Leading Lady FTW

Read for Review /Listened for Fun (Avon, Audible)
Overall Rating : 4.25
Character Rating : 4.50
Story Rating : 4.00

Audio Rating : 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Minerva from Falling in Bed with a Duke just became my favorite leading lady in Lorraine's connected series. I feel kinda bad because she knocked her mom down to 3rd!

Overall Thoughts:I freaking loved Minverva. I liked her brass and matter-of-fact way of looking at things. I also love that she is not a classic beauty. I already loved her parents but I was so glad to see them support her in every way. I have to say I liked her spirit too. Spinster or not--I am not sure I would have had the fortitude to visit the Nightengale. Ashe though I both loved and at moments really wasn't sure if he was good enough for her. At one point in the story, I was yelling at him to use his words! Since I both listened to and read this book (yep twice y'all)--the second time around I yelled at him louder LOL. Though I never doubted his awesomeness the second time around. If you like historicals with peculiar leading ladies then I think you will love Falling Into Bed with a Duke!

Audio Thoughts
Narrated By Helen Lloyd, Rich Cope/Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins

Normally Helen is paired up with James but I actually really enjoyed her narration with Rich. I think this is the first time I have listened to him and he did an excellent job. Helen always does an outstanding job. If she or Susan are narrating Lorraine's stuff, I know it will be excellent. I highly recommend this on audio.

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It DONE Reviews

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good Story with Narration Problems

What made the experience of listening to Falling into Bed with a Duke the most enjoyable?

Very enjoyable story.

What did you like best about this story?

Plot and characters.

Would you be willing to try another one of Helen Lloyd and Rich Cope ’s performances?

No. Ms. Lloyd is an effective narrator when she is reading the general text, but she can't change her voice to represent different characters. That is a fatal problem. I couldn't even determine who was speaking.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good story bad Narrator

This was a good story bad bad Narrator. I wanted to like this story but the monotone of this narrator had me falling to sleep.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Good Story

Some of the actions and lives of the characters do not correlate with how I believe London Society truly was - but overall it was an enjoyable read, and I plan to acquire the other two books.
I was a little disappointed in the narrator's performance, it was hard for me to hear a distinct difference for each person, and I couldn't fully distinguish the male narrator until the epilogue.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Should have used both narrators

The book should have been read by both narrators the whole story for their respective parts in the story.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Wonderful story but Narrator wrong for the story.

I've loved all the Lorraine Heath novels I've listened to but I wish they would pick a younger sounding narrator. Helen Lloyd is wonderful but she sounds like she's in her 60's and the characters are in their 20's!! Otherwise, lovely story and will listen to the rest of the series.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good Read!

Good story plot but a predictable ending. Narrator's voice a little too mature for the character. Good sex scenes if that is your forte ; )

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • KB
  • 12-01-15

A nice read

While this wasn't the best story I've enjoyed it was entertaining. The plot line moved nicely along and the characters were very strong and well thought out. I enjoyed listening to the narrator. She was clear and concise and read each character well. I didn't find myself rushing to finish this story but I enjoyed listening to it all the way through when I did pick it back up each time. I think it's worth the credit.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

"I give it an ok &look forward to her next book"

I agree with an Amazon reviewer who said this book was mostly the character's thoughts and not enough action physically happening. Book did not really fit the "society" at the time and seemed unrealistic and far fetched. Having said that I still did enjoy listening to the book but not a book I will ever want to revisit in future as I do with some of my favorites.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this book. Lorraine Heath is a wonderful story teller. These characters were very well developed. I could really feel for Minerva! The narration was very good.

2 people found this helpful

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 Suzyplums
  • Suzyplums
  • 02-24-21

I only got to chapter 4

I think the story would have been good but the narration was awful. I couldn't identify who was male/female, or who is speaking.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Annie A
  • Annie A
  • 01-14-16

Not bad - just got a bit bored!!

Usually really like Lorraine Heath's books but just wained a bit for me! Found it all a bit boring in the end!
Narrator ok but basically a
Mediocre book and performance!

.