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How the Duke Was Won

How the Duke Was Won Best Read || [Lenora Bell] How the Duke Was Won Best Read || [Lenora Bell] - How the Duke Was Won, How the Duke Was Won The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park Four lovely ladies will arrive but only one can become a duchess James the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland requires a bride with a

  • Title: How the Duke Was Won
  • Author: Lenora Bell
  • ISBN: 9780062397720
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Ebook

How the Duke Was Won Best Read || [Lenora Bell], How the Duke Was Won, Lenora Bell, How the Duke Was Won The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park Four lovely ladies will arrive but only one can become a duchess James the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question Four ladies Three days What could go wrong She is not like theThe pleasu

How the Duke Was Won

How the Duke Was Won Best Read || [Lenora Bell] How the Duke Was Won Best Read || [Lenora Bell] - How the Duke Was Won, How the Duke Was Won The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park Four lovely ladies will arrive but only one can become a duchess James the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland requires a bride with a How the Duke Was Won

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  1. If you ve looked this title up at and seen all the puff from really good authors like Courtney Milan, Sarah MacLean and Lorraine Heath, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a good book I know the marketing people are out to sell books, but having people like that endorse duds like this can t but tarnish them just a bit for their fans.I gave it a D at AAR.I was only a few pages into reading this d but novel from Lenora Bell when I had to ask myself why I d requested a review copy in the fir [...]


  2. Buddy read with the fantastic Emma How the Duke Was Won wasn t able to win us over, I m afraid, because both my pal Emma and I ended up rating this book two stars By the way, if you want to read her review, you can just click here Emma and I agreed that there were certain elements in the story that seemed farfetched, contradictory, and just downright unnecessary For example 1 Charlene s mother was operating a bawdy house or a brothel And yet, it was stated that Lulu Charlene s sister was still a [...]


  3. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2017 Reading Challenge for the category of a romance with a masquerade costume party This is a Nenia and Sarah BR brought to you by Kindle Clean Out Club Productions Tired of hoarding ebooks and not reading them Now, in 200 550 easy steps, you can No, but seriously, if it weren t for this forum, I d be way behind on my to read list It is The Best If your Kindle is also out of control, join our group and mak [...]


  4. 5 STARS I enjoyed this book so much From the moment I read the blurb I knew this book would be fun And I wasn t wrong, the plot was so good and once I started I couldn t put it down How The Duke Was Won is a refreshing, funny, sweet, fast paced and sexy story I loved the plot and how the story developed with Charlene pretending to be her half sister Dorothea And James doing whatever he could to resist her But Charlene s personality was so amazing that no one could resist her James is irresistibl [...]


  5. I think I have finally figured out what kind of historical romance work for me rom com just like with movies Well, in this case, it s a historical rom com a his rom com Anyway, How the Duke Was Won turned out to be quite good just because it was so bloody funny now and then I quite liked the part of the book when the four ladies and their mothers or three ladies and their mother, and Charlene and her half sister s mother tried to win the Duke s favour and at the same time attacking each other Ha [...]


  6. As Sarah MacLean likes to say, this reviewer is highly unreliable This is my debut romance novel and the book of my heart It s very loosely inspired by the classic tale of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with a dash of The Bachelor and a sprinkle of Cinderella If you read closely you ll catch some subtle nods to the classic tales For example, my heroine s name is Charlene Beckett get it and her duke is obsessed with creating the perfect drinking chocolate and he needs an heir to his fortune.I [...]


  7. Favorite Quote I m going to kiss you, he breathed in her ear You have exactly three seconds to leave I advise you to leave He waited a moment Please leave She doesn t leaveere could be hot kissing that follows Debut author alert Adorable book alert With his brother and father dead, James has found himself with the title of duke title he never wanted As a young adult, escaping London for world travel, he eventually lands in Trinidad and discovers a passion for cocoa beans After witnessing the atr [...]


  8. Add another to the dnf pile.This book was hard to believe from the moment I started it but I plodded on untill I just couldn t take it any ,wasted 88 pages of utter unbelievable nonsense 1Star for the 88 pages read.


  9. THIS REVIEW IS SPOILERS ONLY I read this as part of my, and Nenia s, plan to clean out our Kindles except that I actually borrowed this from the library just so that I could take part in another BR, I love BRs.23 10 This was very Regency Bachelor in plot The hero, James, Duke of Harland, needs to marry because he s unexpectedly become the duke, rather than the spare he was born as, and the duke can t be wife or heirless He can t decide which of four eligible ladies to choose they all have financ [...]


  10. This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance SummaryJames, the Duke of Harland needs to find a bride so that he can have a mother for his illegitimate daughter and return back across to America and what he believes to be his home So he comes up with a plan, for a party involving four potential debutantes that will be all proper and what he needs He never planned on one of those women being someone he can t resist Charlene is shocked with a member of nobility offers her security and a [...]


  11. 4.5 starsThis was an amazing historical read Think The Bachelor set during historical times with cravats, corsets and bonnets.Charlene Beckett, a cast aside illegitimate daughter of an Earl is desperately seeking ways to divert her sure path as a courtesan and the one way is to find a different career i.e open up a boarding home for teens seeking refuge and teaching them life skills She needs to settle her debts with a perverted duke, pay for her little sister s art apprentice and find a good do [...]


  12. I moderately enjoyed this book, but in the end skimmed through I thought it became a bit trite and too perfect towards the end Main characters Philanthropic, heart of gold heroine who knows jujitsu and grew up in a bawdy house Philanthropic, abolitionist chocolate making Duke with an illegitimate Trinidadian daughter This sounds pretty good, but the characters didn t really break many molds for me The plot muppet daughter exists to be adorable and make the heroine look like a paragon, the younge [...]


  13. I read this in one sitting, staying up till 2 AM to finish it It isn t a perfect debut but it s a gripping premise the illegitimate half sister of a lady poses as her sister to win a duke and the sexual tension is off the charts I especially enjoyed that there were many historical references in this novel, from issues of child labor to slavery and labor laws explored relatively in depth for a historical romance I d recommend this for anyone looking for a new historical romance author I suspect I [...]


  14. I REALLY wanted to love this book but I just didn t Maybe I shouldn t have read this straight after Lorraine Heath s new book, who knows I thought it was way too silly and I understand that this is fiction and you have suspend reality a bit but it was just way too unrealistic for the times When I read a Historical Romance book even though it s fiction I want it to be written so that I m almost transported back to how things were then.


  15. 3.5 It was a good debut novel I liked most of it, though there were some scenes with purple prose and the heroine and hero deserved some smacks over their heads.



  16. Coffee Dates with How the Duke Was WonFirst Date James the Duke of Harland requires a bride of impeccable reputation to handle his estates and to protect those in his keep Along with the aid of a friend, and his trusted butler, they select four eligible women and invite them and their mother s for a three day stay One of those women is abroad and well a mama has to do what a mama s has to do Right Charlene Beckett is the illegitimate daughter of an earl and a courtesan The Earl s wife remembers [...]


  17. Surprisingly an easy feel good hits the spot kind of read and I ve learned that this is the debut novel of the author I loved her writing style she reminds me of Tessa Dare and she goes up on the list of the authors that I ll watch out for Thanks to Avon for the free eBook from RWA16


  18. Outstanding Lenora Bell pens a fascinating story with ease The progression of this plot was very natural, but never predictable James and Charlene are fascinating characters, I was hanging on their every word As a plea and a note to secondary characters, Alice was my favorite, I d love to see her HEA Maybe while she s trying everything not to seduce the hero but he ends up falling in love with her anyways Would t that be a perfect story for her I absolutely loved How the Duke Was Won A marvelous [...]


  19. This book was so good I don t even remember reading it Its like, I accidentally left my account up on a computer at work and a snarky coworker added it to my book shelf All in all I guess I d say I enjoyed this book very much.


  20. What a lovely and thoughtful historical romance this was How the Duke Was Won wasn t a book on my radar, but when I came across it while browsing , I immediately went ahead and purchased a copy This was so much than just a historical romance and I loved every minute of reading it.James, Duke of Harland, is in immediate need of a respectable society lady as a wife So what does he do He sends out an invitation to four society ladies, with their mothers, to spend 3 days at his house so he can find [...]


  21. You would enjoy this book is you love drama in HR and don t get bothered by implausible scenerios I really wanted to like this one I love reading debut books, it s fun reading something from a new author and seeing different writing styles and characterizations It s even better when the said debut author writes a masterpiece It s hard to enjoy a debut novel when it seems as though the author has taken parts and pieces from all her favorite books and mashed them up together and hope for the best. [...]


  22. 3.75 StarsHow the Duke Was Won involves Charlene, the daughter of a courtesan being offered a large amount of money to masquerade as her half sister, Lady Dorothea, at a house party being thrown by a duke Charlene s goal is to get the Duke of Harland to propose to Dorothea so that she can gain her reward and get out of the London underworld Of course, things get complicated when Charlene meets the duke and realizes that he is not your typical British aristocrat, but someone that she is coming to [...]


  23. Really enjoyed this book a lot Great Narration by Beverly Crick audible review This was such and fun book Very entertaining all the way through.I loved Charlene and James, the disgraceful Duke of Harland The chemistry and attraction between these two was great It felt real and genuine There was a couple very well written sex scenes Not erotica not rated G, but steamy Very strong female lead character No simpering whiny heroine here A great hero in the disgraceful duke The story line and plot was [...]


  24. 2,5 stars for an interesting debut For me it s just not hitting the mark as a fulfilling romance yet It s a nice beach read or a book for those moments you re not to focussed on character development.Before I go into explaining my rating, just a little side story Last weekend my friend and I went to a meet and greet in London with one of our favorite authors Sarah MacLean At this event we would also meet Lenora Bell So we decided to do a buddy read on the train to London and had great fun analyz [...]


  25. This review may come across as negative, but that s not how I mean it The book has some great elements chocolate, lots of chocolate and one of the minor characters is even Dutch Moreover, I had the opportunity to meet the author last week she s lovely in case you re wondering and she signed my copy of her book for me It was even the first book she d ever signed So please keep that in mind when you read my review This novel was recommended to me by several people, but unfortunately it didn t quit [...]





  26. Several unfavorable reviews that I read talked about how implausible the set up of this book was Since I didn t have enough references to make comparison it didn t bother me much There were a number of things though that should ve annoyed me to death How these girls were made into some sort of auditions to win the Duke s heart How the mothers seem to sell their daughters just to gain duchess title There s a reason why I don t like reading historical regency MF in the first place, where everythin [...]


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