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Publisher's Summary

Duke meets shrew. Taming doesn't happen.

Neville Perceval, the bankrupt Duke of Anglesey, has been burdened since youth with more responsibility than one man should handle. He has finally accepted that he needs to marry a wealthy, gracious lady who will ease his burdens and smooth his political path.

Fiona MacDermot, the rebellious, untamed cousin of an Irish earl, has the freedom and independence Neville has never known. Like the duke, she needs cash to help starving villagers and orphans. Unfortunately, she'd rather earn a living than have anything to do with useless men, and the politicians she knows all belong at the wrong end of a rope.

But when the duke is nearly beaten to death, and Fiona's looms are lost to a murdering thief, their lives are entangled in ways that threaten their futures. Lust shouldn't factor into their destinies, but it does, and now they have to find their dreams together, or die trying.

©2012 Patricia Rice (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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So Delicious

A delightful historical romance that will have you listening until the last word. Looking forward to checking out more by this author.

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Absolutely loved it!

Great story, intriguing plot and detailed characters. The narrator was excellent and I could vividly see everything she was describing, from people to buildings in the countryside.

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Fun and Sassy

The characters are well written, the story is a roller coaster, and the performance is smashing.

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too many winds & turns..but loved their love story

Didn't like the start ...the Duke going to get Fiona in lreland...that was too obvious! it was as if Michael & Blash we're trying to set them up.
But loved how the love grew between them and their interactions were cute! fell in love with the Duke character not sure why...need to listen to it again!

narrator was good with all those characters involved!!!

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Characters from last book

Plot develops with characters from previous book in this series. Female is a spitfire with humorous interactions with Male, but plot was not as intriguing as previous books. Still a good read, just rated a bit lower when compared to first two books.

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loved it

I loved this story so very much ❤ it was a interesting live story

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Favorite out of series

Of all the books out of the series this is the one that I like the best. It captures all the previous characters from the other books and melds them into a really very good storyline.

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Excellent book!

I highly recommend this for pleasantly narrated intense, but often hilarious book, and the series in which it is, to readers who love well written historical romance. Enjoy!

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Love it! That Irish DNA

I’m Irish so my DNA genes loved this book. So many of her actions mirrored mine! The Duke’s mirrored my husband!

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The Irish Duchess

I think this is the first time I've read/listened to, a book by Patricia Rice with narration by Roger Clark. Mr. Clark did a masterful job bringing to life the affable characters written by Ms. Rice! The banter in this book keeps you laughing while the details keep you enthralled with the story line. Lots of action, affection, and a bit of mystery. This one is easy to recommend! 😍

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 05-15-22

An interesting story.

I found this book to be a very satisfying conclusion to Patricia’s very interesting Regency Nobles series although I would’ve like to have seen a more developed conclusion to the villains’ stories.

Neville’s character development throughout the series was pleasantly surprising. I’d never thought I’d find him so likeable by the end. He and Fiona were quite the unlikely match.

I recommend this to anyone after a historical romance with a bit more gusto to the typical love story and also less explicit than others I’ve experienced in the past.

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  • Danika Deacon
  • 02-24-19

What a love story!

I absolutely loved this story! A great plot and Great naration. I could hardly bring myself to stop listening! thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Ros H.
  • 11-26-18

Good book but

I enjoyed this book though it took me a while to get into.
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I was disappointed with the ending