Mad about the Duke Kindle ð Mad about MOBI :Þ

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Mad about the Duke ➶ [Read] ➲ Mad about the Duke By Elizabeth Boyle ➾ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk NEVER JUDGE A DUKE BY IT S COVER Level headed Lady Elinor Standon will not allow her greedy stepfather to wed her younger sister to the highest bidder The only way to stop this evil plan is for Elinor NEVER JUDGE A DUKE BY IT S COVER Level headed Lady Elinor Standon will not allow her greedy stepfather to wed her younger sister to the highest bidder The only Mad about MOBI :Þ way to stop this evil plan is for Elinor to to gain control of her sister s guardianship, but to do that she needs to get married Convinced that nothing less than a duke will do, she hires Mr St Maur, Esq to help her land her lofty lord However her plans go awry as she discovers that beneath her solicitor s rumpled coat and haughty demeanor is a man all too desirable to ignore and she finds herself falling for than his unconventional legal adviceJames Tremont, the ninth Duke of Parkerton, is astonished by the freedom and anonymity he s gained simply by donning his brother s ill fitting jacket, especially when an exquisite, peer hunting beauty mistakes him for a solicitor Now he finds himself tangled up by than her legal woes For until he can undo the straight laced yet delectable Elinor, his identity must remain a mystery because by not having revealed it immediately, this dedicated bachelor may have already sabotaged his one chance for the madness of finding his one true love.


10 thoughts on “Mad about the Duke

  1. Becca Becca says:

    No rating since this book has been languishing on my shelf for as long as I can remember and I m finally getting rid of it Why Because despite it s beautiful cover, I don t want to read it I just started it and it reads exactly the same as Felicity s book A woman who needs to marry a peer sees the hero, misinterprets his clothing, and assumes he is of a lower class But he is a duke And he is attracted to the heroine so he goes along with it And then the ruse gets so complicated that it No rating since this book has been languishing on my shelf for as long as I can remember and I m finally getting rid of it Why Because despite it s beautiful cover, I don t want to read it I just started it and it reads exactly the same as Felicity s book A woman who needs to marry a peer sees the hero, misinterprets his clothing, and assumes he is of a lower class But he is a duke And he is attracted to the heroine so he goes along with it And then the ruse gets so complicated that it may ruin their love That s exactly how Love Letters from a Duke went And since I didn t like that one all that well, I m retiring this one I may attempt the Lord Langley one when I m in the mood for some crazy caper story, but overall, after really enjoying her really early book, The Rake is Mine, and a sweet novella in Four Weddings and a Sixpence, I haven t found much of her plots that fit with my tastes I think she has a taste for screwball comedy and large casts of characters whereas I enjoy character driven, slow burn romances that feellike everyday life Just a note to self to only carefully select Boyle s works in the future paying close attention to reviews and blurbs


  2. kris kris says:

    Elinor Standon hires the rough looking man in her foyer to help her find a duke to marry James Tremont, the rough looking duke in her foyer agrees because something something boners Eventually he realizes that the reason none of the other dukes are good enough is because he s the only duke good enough or something 1 While I respect that this is part of a series, it really irks me when an author doesn t make the individual novels accessible especially in a series where the books all focus on Elinor Standon hires the rough looking man in her foyer to help her find a duke to marry James Tremont, the rough looking duke in her foyer agrees because something something boners Eventually he realizes that the reason none of the other dukes are good enough is because he s the only duke good enough or something 1 While I respect that this is part of a series, it really irks me when an author doesn t make the individual novels accessible especially in a series where the books all focus on different couples Why were the Standon widows banished to a ramshackle old house Why were they considered so nefarious What exactly did Elinor s husband do that was so bad What was going on with Lucy and Clifton What else am I missing Why do I have so many questions 2 I did not realize James was meant to be a 40 year old man until waaaaay too late in the book Ditto for the age of his daughter holy arithmetic batman 3 Having your heroine and or hero physically react to their own internal monologue is awkward 4 Also, having your heroine and or hero routinely drift into daydreams, while cute at first, quickly grows old when it happens multiple times in the same chapter Or page 5 I don t even like them and I wish there had been an epilogue


  3. Natasha Natasha says:

    Lately I m in the mood for Historical Romances When I stumbled across this novel, I had to read it It sounded cute, witty and promising I haven t read the first six novels in the series, but each are mostly stand alone novels, from what I ve read so I was safe As Characters go, I was in love with James character I ve read so many fantastic male characters lately, but he really was one to remember He s handsome, smart, kind and has a witty personality He was always thepoise, stern b Lately I m in the mood for Historical Romances When I stumbled across this novel, I had to read it It sounded cute, witty and promising I haven t read the first six novels in the series, but each are mostly stand alone novels, from what I ve read so I was safe As Characters go, I was in love with James character I ve read so many fantastic male characters lately, but he really was one to remember He s handsome, smart, kind and has a witty personality He was always thepoise, stern brother, but the tables have turned once he meets Lady Elinor Standon She takes his breath away, and honestly his common sense as well Lady Elinor Standon is a great character She s your typical naive female from the Victorian age, but with spunk and charm I loved her She was kind, sweet and fun Her younger sister Tia was a favorite for me The little one was a charmer One for the books for sure As stories go, I really enjoyed Mad About The Duke Twists, love, deceit and charm It was a historical romance I was glad to find


  4. Mary - Buried Under Romance Mary - Buried Under Romance says:

    Elinor, one of the notorious Stanton widows, needs to marry a duke to gain custody of her sister from her unscrupulous uncle She enlists the help of a certain Mr St.Maur, whom she thinks is a solicitor, when in reality St.Maur is James Tremont, the Duke of Parkerton James, who sought to enlighten Elinor to his actual status, decides not to tell in order to get to know her better, and to submit his own name forward as a potential husband What comes next is a series of hilarious meetings, co Elinor, one of the notorious Stanton widows, needs to marry a duke to gain custody of her sister from her unscrupulous uncle She enlists the help of a certain Mr St.Maur, whom she thinks is a solicitor, when in reality St.Maur is James Tremont, the Duke of Parkerton James, who sought to enlighten Elinor to his actual status, decides not to tell in order to get to know her better, and to submit his own name forward as a potential husband What comes next is a series of hilarious meetings, coincidences, and ultimately a happily ever after for Elinor and James, as James found a person whom he could love again, and Elinor her duke While this is a joyful book that made me laugh out loud many times while reading, I must admit to wantinstance of actual love in the story James was hit head on with love, orlikely lust, the moment he sees Elinor, and Elinor kept on commenting on how manly Mr St.Maur is There is no instance of the two actually falling in love with each other beyond a a visceral level, and no growth in affection between the two either that is on an intellectual level Final words This is a fun, simple read that will crack out the laughter in you, but if you want to read something that touches deep in your heart, I would suggest books by Anna Campbell, Mary Balogh, and Carla Kelly


  5. Keri Keri says:

    This book was just ok for me One problem is I didn t read the previous one in the series so I started from behind But EB didn t do much to bring me up to speed and some of the details I was not even sure pertained to the other book We came into the story with James having been in a fight About what and over who I think it was about his daughter, but am not sure She never gave us the details over anything It just got referred to through the entire book Elinor s husband, he was so terribl This book was just ok for me One problem is I didn t read the previous one in the series so I started from behind But EB didn t do much to bring me up to speed and some of the details I was not even sure pertained to the other book We came into the story with James having been in a fight About what and over who I think it was about his daughter, but am not sure She never gave us the details over anything It just got referred to through the entire book Elinor s husband, he was so terrible, but yet we get few details as to how he was terriable, it was all just inferences and dangling sentences I just didn t have the background on the sister s enough Everybody said that the Standon widows were bad news, but what made them bad news They seemed ok to me James was there the apologize when the misunderstanding started, but I never knew what exactly he was there to apologize to Lucy for None of it made sense It was like I walked into a middle of a play and everybody knew what was going on but me


  6. Jaime Jaime says:

    I can t fault the writing Boyle is a great writer of fluffy, banter laden Regency comedic romances But this book drove me to distraction thanks to its reliance on one of my least favorite romantic comedy tropes of all time If a plot would cease to happen if one orcharacters spoke three words to each other at the beginning of the story, then chances are you should probably find asubstantial plot to hang your story on The central conceit was stretched past the point of breaking, t I can t fault the writing Boyle is a great writer of fluffy, banter laden Regency comedic romances But this book drove me to distraction thanks to its reliance on one of my least favorite romantic comedy tropes of all time If a plot would cease to happen if one orcharacters spoke three words to each other at the beginning of the story, then chances are you should probably find asubstantial plot to hang your story on The central conceit was stretched past the point of breaking, to the point where I found both main characters fairly idiotic There are many better Regencies out there, I would not recommend this one


  7. *The Angry Reader* *The Angry Reader* says:

    I could respect the frivolity It s a frothy cutesy book The plot line is ridiculous the characters nearly slapstick A woman asks a man not realizing he s a duke to help her find a duke for a husband He drags the charade on and on and on and on all while denying he has feelings for her Totally adorable little story for 100 pages anything after that was redundant The book lost any argument at authenticity and became satire as the ruse dragged on He s a duke Like a bazillion people wo I could respect the frivolity It s a frothy cutesy book The plot line is ridiculous the characters nearly slapstick A woman asks a man not realizing he s a duke to help her find a duke for a husband He drags the charade on and on and on and on all while denying he has feelings for her Totally adorable little story for 100 pages anything after that was redundant The book lost any argument at authenticity and became satire as the ruse dragged on He s a duke Like a bazillion people would recognize him Also, she wants a duke husband but makes no effort to hang out with anyone but this guy Silly


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Another Boyle book that was just okay for me I liked the premise and the sale price tag onso I decided to try it James was my favorite part since I adore stuffy heroes who have a soft spot for the heroine I do wish we had gottenabout his early marriage since it was obvious that it had a huge effect on his personality Elinor got on my nerves at various times I understood her dilemma and her reasons for finding a rich husband, but there was something about her that left me cold Another Boyle book that was just okay for me I liked the premise and the sale price tag onso I decided to try it James was my favorite part since I adore stuffy heroes who have a soft spot for the heroine I do wish we had gottenabout his early marriage since it was obvious that it had a huge effect on his personality Elinor got on my nerves at various times I understood her dilemma and her reasons for finding a rich husband, but there was something about her that left me cold A fairly well written story that kept me entertained for the most part


  9. Sharyn Sharyn says:

    Another series I am reading out of order Now I must go find the rest My favorite part about this book is that the Hero is a 40 year old widower and the heroine a 30 year old widow who needs to marry a Duke She had a list, and through good old mistaken identity the 40 year old Duke who she thinks is a solicitor is not on the list because she thinks he is too old He is so offended and says But that is my age and she is so surprised Many adventures later, guess what they realize their love Another series I am reading out of order Now I must go find the rest My favorite part about this book is that the Hero is a 40 year old widower and the heroine a 30 year old widow who needs to marry a Duke She had a list, and through good old mistaken identity the 40 year old Duke who she thinks is a solicitor is not on the list because she thinks he is too old He is so offended and says But that is my age and she is so surprised Many adventures later, guess what they realize their love and i assume live happily ever after which we may find out in book 8


  10. Lady Wesley Lady Wesley says:

    An enjoyable story of mistaken identity, but this does not work well as a standalone I had read none of the preceding novels, so spent the first 70 pages or so in complete confusion I liked it that the hero heroine were older than the typical HR.


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10 thoughts on “Mad about the Duke

  1. Becca Becca says:

    No rating since this book has been languishing on my shelf for as long as I can remember and I m finally getting rid of it Why Because despite it s beautiful cover, I don t want to read it I just started it and it reads exactly the same as Felicity s book A woman who needs to marry a peer sees the hero, misinterprets his clothing, and assumes he is of a lower class But he is a duke And he is attracted to the heroine so he goes along with it And then the ruse gets so complicated that it No rating since this book has been languishing on my shelf for as long as I can remember and I m finally getting rid of it Why Because despite it s beautiful cover, I don t want to read it I just started it and it reads exactly the same as Felicity s book A woman who needs to marry a peer sees the hero, misinterprets his clothing, and assumes he is of a lower class But he is a duke And he is attracted to the heroine so he goes along with it And then the ruse gets so complicated that it may ruin their love That s exactly how Love Letters from a Duke went And since I didn t like that one all that well, I m retiring this one I may attempt the Lord Langley one when I m in the mood for some crazy caper story, but overall, after really enjoying her really early book, The Rake is Mine, and a sweet novella in Four Weddings and a Sixpence, I haven t found much of her plots that fit with my tastes I think she has a taste for screwball comedy and large casts of characters whereas I enjoy character driven, slow burn romances that feellike everyday life Just a note to self to only carefully select Boyle s works in the future paying close attention to reviews and blurbs

  2. kris kris says:

    Elinor Standon hires the rough looking man in her foyer to help her find a duke to marry James Tremont, the rough looking duke in her foyer agrees because something something boners Eventually he realizes that the reason none of the other dukes are good enough is because he s the only duke good enough or something 1 While I respect that this is part of a series, it really irks me when an author doesn t make the individual novels accessible especially in a series where the books all focus on Elinor Standon hires the rough looking man in her foyer to help her find a duke to marry James Tremont, the rough looking duke in her foyer agrees because something something boners Eventually he realizes that the reason none of the other dukes are good enough is because he s the only duke good enough or something 1 While I respect that this is part of a series, it really irks me when an author doesn t make the individual novels accessible especially in a series where the books all focus on different couples Why were the Standon widows banished to a ramshackle old house Why were they considered so nefarious What exactly did Elinor s husband do that was so bad What was going on with Lucy and Clifton What else am I missing Why do I have so many questions 2 I did not realize James was meant to be a 40 year old man until waaaaay too late in the book Ditto for the age of his daughter holy arithmetic batman 3 Having your heroine and or hero physically react to their own internal monologue is awkward 4 Also, having your heroine and or hero routinely drift into daydreams, while cute at first, quickly grows old when it happens multiple times in the same chapter Or page 5 I don t even like them and I wish there had been an epilogue

  3. Natasha Natasha says:

    Lately I m in the mood for Historical Romances When I stumbled across this novel, I had to read it It sounded cute, witty and promising I haven t read the first six novels in the series, but each are mostly stand alone novels, from what I ve read so I was safe As Characters go, I was in love with James character I ve read so many fantastic male characters lately, but he really was one to remember He s handsome, smart, kind and has a witty personality He was always thepoise, stern b Lately I m in the mood for Historical Romances When I stumbled across this novel, I had to read it It sounded cute, witty and promising I haven t read the first six novels in the series, but each are mostly stand alone novels, from what I ve read so I was safe As Characters go, I was in love with James character I ve read so many fantastic male characters lately, but he really was one to remember He s handsome, smart, kind and has a witty personality He was always thepoise, stern brother, but the tables have turned once he meets Lady Elinor Standon She takes his breath away, and honestly his common sense as well Lady Elinor Standon is a great character She s your typical naive female from the Victorian age, but with spunk and charm I loved her She was kind, sweet and fun Her younger sister Tia was a favorite for me The little one was a charmer One for the books for sure As stories go, I really enjoyed Mad About The Duke Twists, love, deceit and charm It was a historical romance I was glad to find

  4. Mary - Buried Under Romance Mary - Buried Under Romance says:

    Elinor, one of the notorious Stanton widows, needs to marry a duke to gain custody of her sister from her unscrupulous uncle She enlists the help of a certain Mr St.Maur, whom she thinks is a solicitor, when in reality St.Maur is James Tremont, the Duke of Parkerton James, who sought to enlighten Elinor to his actual status, decides not to tell in order to get to know her better, and to submit his own name forward as a potential husband What comes next is a series of hilarious meetings, co Elinor, one of the notorious Stanton widows, needs to marry a duke to gain custody of her sister from her unscrupulous uncle She enlists the help of a certain Mr St.Maur, whom she thinks is a solicitor, when in reality St.Maur is James Tremont, the Duke of Parkerton James, who sought to enlighten Elinor to his actual status, decides not to tell in order to get to know her better, and to submit his own name forward as a potential husband What comes next is a series of hilarious meetings, coincidences, and ultimately a happily ever after for Elinor and James, as James found a person whom he could love again, and Elinor her duke While this is a joyful book that made me laugh out loud many times while reading, I must admit to wantinstance of actual love in the story James was hit head on with love, orlikely lust, the moment he sees Elinor, and Elinor kept on commenting on how manly Mr St.Maur is There is no instance of the two actually falling in love with each other beyond a a visceral level, and no growth in affection between the two either that is on an intellectual level Final words This is a fun, simple read that will crack out the laughter in you, but if you want to read something that touches deep in your heart, I would suggest books by Anna Campbell, Mary Balogh, and Carla Kelly

  5. Keri Keri says:

    This book was just ok for me One problem is I didn t read the previous one in the series so I started from behind But EB didn t do much to bring me up to speed and some of the details I was not even sure pertained to the other book We came into the story with James having been in a fight About what and over who I think it was about his daughter, but am not sure She never gave us the details over anything It just got referred to through the entire book Elinor s husband, he was so terribl This book was just ok for me One problem is I didn t read the previous one in the series so I started from behind But EB didn t do much to bring me up to speed and some of the details I was not even sure pertained to the other book We came into the story with James having been in a fight About what and over who I think it was about his daughter, but am not sure She never gave us the details over anything It just got referred to through the entire book Elinor s husband, he was so terrible, but yet we get few details as to how he was terriable, it was all just inferences and dangling sentences I just didn t have the background on the sister s enough Everybody said that the Standon widows were bad news, but what made them bad news They seemed ok to me James was there the apologize when the misunderstanding started, but I never knew what exactly he was there to apologize to Lucy for None of it made sense It was like I walked into a middle of a play and everybody knew what was going on but me

  6. Jaime Jaime says:

    I can t fault the writing Boyle is a great writer of fluffy, banter laden Regency comedic romances But this book drove me to distraction thanks to its reliance on one of my least favorite romantic comedy tropes of all time If a plot would cease to happen if one orcharacters spoke three words to each other at the beginning of the story, then chances are you should probably find asubstantial plot to hang your story on The central conceit was stretched past the point of breaking, t I can t fault the writing Boyle is a great writer of fluffy, banter laden Regency comedic romances But this book drove me to distraction thanks to its reliance on one of my least favorite romantic comedy tropes of all time If a plot would cease to happen if one orcharacters spoke three words to each other at the beginning of the story, then chances are you should probably find asubstantial plot to hang your story on The central conceit was stretched past the point of breaking, to the point where I found both main characters fairly idiotic There are many better Regencies out there, I would not recommend this one

  7. *The Angry Reader* *The Angry Reader* says:

    I could respect the frivolity It s a frothy cutesy book The plot line is ridiculous the characters nearly slapstick A woman asks a man not realizing he s a duke to help her find a duke for a husband He drags the charade on and on and on and on all while denying he has feelings for her Totally adorable little story for 100 pages anything after that was redundant The book lost any argument at authenticity and became satire as the ruse dragged on He s a duke Like a bazillion people wo I could respect the frivolity It s a frothy cutesy book The plot line is ridiculous the characters nearly slapstick A woman asks a man not realizing he s a duke to help her find a duke for a husband He drags the charade on and on and on and on all while denying he has feelings for her Totally adorable little story for 100 pages anything after that was redundant The book lost any argument at authenticity and became satire as the ruse dragged on He s a duke Like a bazillion people would recognize him Also, she wants a duke husband but makes no effort to hang out with anyone but this guy Silly

  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Another Boyle book that was just okay for me I liked the premise and the sale price tag onso I decided to try it James was my favorite part since I adore stuffy heroes who have a soft spot for the heroine I do wish we had gottenabout his early marriage since it was obvious that it had a huge effect on his personality Elinor got on my nerves at various times I understood her dilemma and her reasons for finding a rich husband, but there was something about her that left me cold Another Boyle book that was just okay for me I liked the premise and the sale price tag onso I decided to try it James was my favorite part since I adore stuffy heroes who have a soft spot for the heroine I do wish we had gottenabout his early marriage since it was obvious that it had a huge effect on his personality Elinor got on my nerves at various times I understood her dilemma and her reasons for finding a rich husband, but there was something about her that left me cold A fairly well written story that kept me entertained for the most part

  9. Sharyn Sharyn says:

    Another series I am reading out of order Now I must go find the rest My favorite part about this book is that the Hero is a 40 year old widower and the heroine a 30 year old widow who needs to marry a Duke She had a list, and through good old mistaken identity the 40 year old Duke who she thinks is a solicitor is not on the list because she thinks he is too old He is so offended and says But that is my age and she is so surprised Many adventures later, guess what they realize their love Another series I am reading out of order Now I must go find the rest My favorite part about this book is that the Hero is a 40 year old widower and the heroine a 30 year old widow who needs to marry a Duke She had a list, and through good old mistaken identity the 40 year old Duke who she thinks is a solicitor is not on the list because she thinks he is too old He is so offended and says But that is my age and she is so surprised Many adventures later, guess what they realize their love and i assume live happily ever after which we may find out in book 8

  10. Lady Wesley Lady Wesley says:

    An enjoyable story of mistaken identity, but this does not work well as a standalone I had read none of the preceding novels, so spent the first 70 pages or so in complete confusion I liked it that the hero heroine were older than the typical HR.

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