• Gambling on the Duke's Daughter

  • Brides of Scandal, Book 1
  • By: Diana Bold
  • Narrated by: Lillian Rachel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Captain Dylan Blake has spent the last decade fighting for his country. Desperate for a little peace, he sells his commission and returns to England but soon finds himself angry and adrift in London Society. When an old nemesis challenges him to a wager - he must get Lady Natalia Sinclair to dance with him twice in one evening - he is willing to play along.

The daughter of a duke, Lady Natalia Sinclair fears her enormous dowry is the only thing that draws her many suitors. But heroic Captain Blake seems different. Unfortunately, she soon realizes his smile is false, his interest superficial.

Dylan sees Natalia's rejection as a challenge, and the stakes increase when he discovers his elder brother Michael is wooing the duke's daughter as well. Passed over for Michael too many times, he's determined to prove he can be first in somebody's heart.

As the lines between the wager and attraction blur, can Dylan and Natalia find the courage to take the biggest gamble of all - love?

©2018 Tracy Seybold (P)2020 Tracy Seybold

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A brilliant masterpiece

An absolute genius of an author! The creative imagery created by this author kept me spellbound from the first page to the last. She made me feel each and every word. what a story she has spun. I think I will listen once more time or maybe many a time 😁. Thank you

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Refreshing Regency Romance

Gambling on the Dukes Daughter was fantastic! Diana Bold writes a story that is wonderful, tasteful, engrossing and beautiful. I absolutely fell in love with both Natalia and Dylan. I felt as though I knew them! I loved Lillian Rachel’s perfectly accented smooth flowing narration. I also have to admit to being intrigued by Dylan’s older brother Michael and I’m hoping that his story will be part of what promises to be a wonderful series.

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ANOTHER GOOD LISTEN

This was my first time listening to this author and narrator so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book all the way to the last chapter. The storyline was different and kept me interested. Loved the characters and their stories. The narrator was very good (that's always a chance you take) however, this one was very good. I recommend this book...now on to book #2 in the series.

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Love, lust, and loss

This story is an easy listen with likable characters. The narrator keeps it light and enjoyable.
(Note: It does get a bit steamy)
If you're looking for your next romantic read, this is a good one.

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Not a bad historical romance

I have mixed feelings about this book. I felt the h was a very scatter brained. She wanted a dance but then refused because she didn’t like the look in his eye. She was mad and then not. It was just kind of all over the place. The book was still entertaining, just not my favorite.

The narration on the other hand was really great!

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Second Son Bets on Duke's Daughter

Dylan, a second son of an Earl and a Regency era damaged military veteran, bets he can dance twice with an aloof Duke's beautiful daughter, only to enter into a very entwined life dance. Predictable but enjoyable.

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Love this story

Excellent story! The characters are fantastic and the plot is perfect. It is a great audiobook to take you to another time and place.

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A grand beginning

I love titles and nobility of the time period. I loved that love finally wins out. I just took one star away because of the is it for love or duty part of the story. I got this book from a contributor and this is my honest and voluntary review.

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Nat will rub you the wrong way; she's off putting

Johnathan was a real wildcard! Who knew?? Nat really put Dylan through his paces-a bit over much for me. What did she want Dylan to do- stand in the stocks at the town square?? She acted like a cold fish. until... Dylan's dad was an evil pain! I'm really glad I read the second book before this one, because Nat is very obnoxious and off putting in this book and doesn't encourage the reader to want more. Read book 2 before you give up. It's worth it. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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Not your gran's traditional ton romance

This write-up is based on a complimentary review copy.
Poor second son, hated by his earl father, needs money to
live on, after cashing out his military commission. He can't
even get a job as a steward. Desperate, he wagers he can
dance twice with a duke's only daughter who's clearly
beyond ton gentlemens' reach. Mission impossible? All
isn't lost, though: she has a crush on his soldier hero
persona. What ensues is a nontraditional ton romance
with unexpected twists and turns just when you least
expect them, all the way up to the requisite happily ever
after ending. (This story is a romance after all.) You find
yourself rooting for the very likable couple and their
sympathetic supporting cast to succeed throughout.

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  • Heather B.
  • 07-31-22

I loved this story!!

Diana Bold knows how to create a rich, layered story, especially under the confines of the societal notes of centuries long ago. This story was such a treat!

Dylan is the second son of an earl- untitled, broke, and trying to find his footing post-military. Natalia is the daughter of a duke- wealthy and eligible for marriage. Dylan makes a wager for her attention, which backfires on him. The question is, can these two people let their walls down long enough for love to grow?

Excellent narration by Lillian Rachel rounds out this wonderful romance.
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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 06-30-22

Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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  • Bev
  • 08-25-20

loved, loved this book

thank you so much for such warm and fuzzy love story. would recommend and also hope to hear more of your books x

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  • Lynne Jolley
  • 05-27-20

Romantic

This was a lovely story of love, joy, and romance!
I loved Nataliers character, she is how a women in love should act!
I highly recommend this book.