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Publisher's Summary

Shunned by a society that puts attractiveness above all else, Lady Eliza Darby’s wallflower status keeps her from getting the one thing she wants most, namely, to be a mother. But, when her scorned older sister returns home to see all of her sisters wed in happy matches, it may be Eliza’s only chance to secure a husband and have the children she so desires.

Jilted in a publicly humiliating display, Dax Kane, the Duke of Ashbourne, has sworn off love forever and has no wish to wed. But, when the title demands it, he selects the most perfect candidate for the position: Lady Eliza Darby, a wallflower so unattractive, he won’t be in danger of falling in love with her. But, the jilted duke will soon discover looks have nothing to do with love.

The Duke and the Wallflower is the first book in the steamy, heart-stopping historical romance series, The Unwanted Dukes. If you love sexy, spellbinding romance and heartwarming humor, don’t miss this captivating series from best-selling author Jessie Clever. Discover adventure and romance when you download The Duke and the Wallflower today.

©2020 Jessica McQuaid (P)2021 Jessica McQuaid

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I absolutely loved this bk!!

I found myself lost and swept up in the tantalizing story and the believable and captivating narration!! I will look for more books buy this author AND narrator.
Just the right amount of romantic details. Not to little not to much and thank goodness NOT Vulgar or distasteful but rather sweet, respectful and captivating with just enough heat!!!! Just my kind of book!

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Sweet Moments; Some Inconsistency

First the pluses: The protagonist Eliza was likeable. She was smart and dignified, and the relationship between her and her dog Henry was sweet. The minuses: personally, I would have kicked the leading man to the curb. He was handsome and yes, wealthy, but his redeeming qualities were... ?? So what if he was publicly humiliated once. That seems little justification for his behavior towards Eliza in his supposed leading-man role.

In a nutshell, if you are not too picky about characters behaving in ways that just don't seem to cohere with their personas, then go ahead and get this, as it did have sweet moments and I did laugh outloud once.

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Delightful Read

Really enjoyed the development of the story. Lightly steamy and excellent narration. Can’t wait for the next books to release in this series.

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great story

The narrator voice had me cringing but due to my determination to hear the story it grew on me so if at first you stop because of the narration don't it will get better. The little twist and turns were well done.

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a surprise!

enjoyed this slow burn book. loved the tenderness of the love scenes and how the hero is such a dunce in some ways and very clever in others! supporting characters are funny too.

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Enjoyable

I actually enjoyed this. I thought the hero was a bit naive and kept making the same mistakes while the heroine was a strong woman. Good read nonetheless.

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Wonderful

Definitely worth the time. Well written and narrated. I will own the entire series. can't wait for the last 2 books to be released.

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Abundance of Conflict

If you like to bash your head against the wall, this book is for you. It is not a terrible story by any means, but the constant conflict has you wanting to wring their necks or hit something. I love the narrator; she is very pleasant to listen to for both the male and female voices.

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A Must Read!

I loved the story and the characters especially Henry, the Collie. The characters were multi faceted and interesting.

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Good Story! Narration must be discussed

Ok here it goes. I liked the story. Got tired a bit about the wallflower emphasis. But overall enjoyable. On to the narration. It was terrible in fact there were a few times I felt they dubbed in someone else’s voice. Her rendition of Eliza’s voice is absolutely cringe worthy. If someone writes it’s good I’d question their taste. Authors good.

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  • 12-15-21

So much potential

A duke on every corner and modern names are just some of the errors. A duke calls another duke 'mate' and 'tosser'. The dog at the wedding ceremony was also a bit overdone.
The story line had potential but was squandered.
The narrator was good.

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  • 11-13-21

Fabulous

Great story funny,sad everthing I love. Excellent narration more please especially this narrator great combination.

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  • 02-08-22

loved it

I really liked this . I love lots of regency romance and this had a bit of every thing I love about it .

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  • 02-03-22

Recommended for taking a break.

A charmingly different tale, taking one delightfully where one expected.
I enjoyed the writing style.

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  • Miss F Sampson
  • 05-18-22

Light entertainment

No surprises, nicely written and read. I enjoyed listening. Mildly amusing, going to read the next one too