• Say No to the Duke

  • The Wildes of Lindow Castle
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Say No to the Duke

By: Eloisa James
Narrated by: Susan Duerden
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Publisher's Summary

One little wager will determine their fate - a daring escape or falling into temptation with a rakish lord.

Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed - but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure.

No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan - but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches.

If he wins...she is his, for one wild night.

But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? 

In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.

©2019 Eloisa James (P)2019 HarperAudio

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This is the best one of the 4 books.

Alaric’s story was just ok.
North’s story is the worst of the 4 books. Diana had stupid reasons for fleeing.
Parth’s story was too predictable.
Jeremy and Betsy’s story is by far the best. I enjoyed this one.

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good story

delightful dialogue and a villain to revile... and Aunt Knowe as well. Well performed. Good fun.

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Fun read!

I loved the characters, their dialogue, and the way they related to one another. The details of the period and location made me want to step into it. Love this author and this narrator!

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Very predictable, do not waste a credit on it.

This was predictable and pretty boring. I liked he other book, but not this one, took a while to get through it.

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Good story; not my favorite narrator

I was stuck on a 12-hour flight with this audiobook and another that I had half finished. I’m not a huge fan of Susan Duerden. The sing-song quality of her voice grates on my nerves. I slogged through it because I didn’t have another option.

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catching

I loved this book. it held my interest closely. however, I didn't like the narrator

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The best in the series.

I enjoyed every moment of listening to this story. I agree with one other reviewer's comments in that the first book was not bad, the second one was a huge disappointment and the third was better than the first two.
This book outpaced them all three of the ones before it. Betsy and Jeremy were great together and it was nice that you could see the relationship develop before the intimacy. These characters were very well developed and very likable. The intimate parts of the book were sensual, yet not overdone.
Their story was not tedious, full of unnecessary angst or self-destructive behavior by the hero which is all too often the result of PTSD. He was wounded and changed by the war but not defeated. I liked that Ms. James brought him out of despair.
I also liked that Betsy wised up before the very end of the book. I hate when the heroine continues to drone on about not wanting to be this or that way, willing to miss out of the love of her life until it is almost too late and then the story ends.

This book had none of the foolishness in book two and did not go on an on like book three. If you want to spend an enjoyable afternoon listening to a good story this would be a good one. Definitely credit worthy. I am looking forward tot he next book in this series.

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Sensational!

Loved it! Well developed story line & characters that make you love them! Susan Duerden did fantastic job with the amazing material Eloisa gave her! Anxiously await the next Wilde book!

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potential there but tedious

This story started out well but too much inclusion of the entire family on the hero/heroine's adventures. This is the weakest Wilde book in the series.

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masterful storytelling every time

although this is a series and James is continuing a flow from book to book, each one can stand out by itself. She continues with the Wilde family but this story on its own is exciting and rich with detail and plot twists unexpected. Yet the romance is passionate and true. James has no need to rip the couple apart in order to keep the reader interested. Duerden narrates with great expression and understanding of each character she's representing, further enhancing any momentary drama. a very satisfying HEA.