Only a Duke Will Do

Only a Duke Will Do From New York Times bestselling author and grand mistress of storytelling Romantic Times Sabrina Jeffries comes the second seductive story in her School for Heiresses Series You can t avoid him foreve

  • Title: Only a Duke Will Do
  • Author: Sabrina Jeffries
  • ISBN: 9781597224246
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From New York Times bestselling author and grand mistress of storytelling Romantic Times Sabrina Jeffries comes the second seductive story in her School for Heiresses Series You can t avoid him forever, Louisa Just tell him you re not interested, and put an end to it Mrs Charlotte Harris, headmistress Marry Never It would end Louisa North s work with her ladies rFrom New York Times bestselling author and grand mistress of storytelling Romantic Times Sabrina Jeffries comes the second seductive story in her School for Heiresses Series You can t avoid him forever, Louisa Just tell him you re not interested, and put an end to it Mrs Charlotte Harris, headmistress Marry Never It would end Louisa North s work with her ladies reform group and truth be told, she likes her independence very much, despite her royal father s protests So when Simon Tremaine, the dashing Duke of Foxmoor whom she once loved and had exiled from England returns bent on marrying her, she s skeptical Does he truly care for her, or does he simply want revenge It s difficult to resist Simon s dangerous charms, because the fire between them still burns as hot as ever But when his ulterior motive for marriage is exposed, along with the deeply buried secrets of his past, Louisa vows to make him pay and the price will be his heart.

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    1. 3.5 StarsI liked this one but Simon got on my nerves. Both Simon and Louisa were likable but they both had annoying characteristics. The story was good and I like the secondary characters, but Simon just burnt his bridges one too many times for my taste. I just kept hearing that saying in my head"fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me" but it was more like Simon fooled his wife like 5 or 6 times and I don't care how sweet he was in between he just kept disappointing his wife and doi [...]

    2. Reto #2 PopSugar 2017: Un libro que tengas en tu lista de pendientes desde hace tiempo¡Qué libro más lindo!, con esos personajes complejos que a mi tanto me gustan, en especial Simon, que arrastra y hace suyas, grabadas a fuego, las lecciones y ambiciones de su abuelo. Por lo mismo, su evolución a lo largo de la historia es uno de los puntos fuertes de la novela. También lo es la forma en que la autora va desgranando poco a poco los detalles de su pasado, y que nos permiten comprender su co [...]

    3. I think this is the 4th time I've read this book! I really do enjoy this series! If you do read this, I highly recommend you start with the Royal Brotherhood series, specifically To Pleasure a Prince so you don't feel lost!There's not much I don't like about this book, I love that Louisa is her own person, despite the fact she is Prinny's illegitimate daughter and could have a easy life. Instead, after the death of her beloved half-sister in childbirth, she works diligently for prison reform for [...]

    4. Great way to spend a Saturday evening reading about Simon's determined pursuit of Louisa, and how the pursuer really was the pursued all the time. Simon has some issues from his cruel grandfather that take things to the next emotional level. I'm glad to see that things worked out for Simon and Louisa, and it's so refreshing to read a book with a hero who isn't sleeping with every woman he can prior to the heroine. Simon was a really hot hero, although he tried so hard to keep his emotions under [...]

    5. What I learned from this book? To be honest in your relationships, no lies no secrets, put each other first.I almost gave this book a 3 which is unusual for me. Anything below a 3 to me means I probably did not finish reading it. I really liked this series and that is why I did not give it a 3. I also liked Simon and wanted to hear about Simon and Louisa's story which started in the royal brotherhood series with Regina (Simon's sister) and Draker (Louisa's brother). Louisa got on my nerves.I don [...]

    6. I *really* hated this book, and I thought I better at least explain a couple of reasons I didn't like it to justify my rating. So, I'll just name a couple1) I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a book when reading the first chapter. It felt like I was supposed to know the characters and backstory already. Perhaps there are some other Sabrina Jeffries books that I haven't read? It made my reading very choppy and unplesant trying to piece together what was going on.2) Sex scenes with words [...]

    7. Me ha parecido un libro con una ambientación muy interesante pero con un personaje principal, Simon, que ha dejado mucho que desear hasta los últimos dos capítulos.La historia comienza con la llegada de Simon a una fiesta tras haber estado más de 7 años desterrado de Inglaterra por culpa de una serie de actos que ocurrieron con Louisa, la hija bastarda del rey. En esta ocasión, cuando se vuelven a encontrar, ella ha dejado de ser aquella jovencita ingenua que él conoció y él parece que [...]

    8. dnfI truly hate royale illegitimate children in romances. I know that King George IV had many bastards but Loiusa just didn't feel authentic. And it was too much politics. If I wanted to read about 19-century politics I would pick up a history book about that.But I am quite excited about next book so I hope I will not be disappointed again.

    9. Louisa North has vowed never to marry. Seven years ago she met and fell in love with Simon Tremaine, the Duke of Foxmoor. But when she learned that he was just trying to further his position with the king, she had him banished to India. Now he is back in London and determined to court her. Simon has once again made a deal with the King. He must marry Louisa and keep her and her Ladies' Group from furthering their political agenda. But as he gets to know Louisa and learns of her prison reform pla [...]

    10. I'm givin' a star just for the monkey. Raji was pretty cute.I have re-discovered Jeffries, and I find that generally, her books are really quite enjoyable. But I have found that when she veers off into the weird psycho-sexual daddy (or in this case, grand-daddy) issues, the books are terrible. The writing becomes distinctly overwrought and downright unpleasant. In scenes that I think were supposed to evoke sympathy, I found myself laughing and rolling my eyes instead. "Training" indeed. Another [...]

    11. In To Pleasure a Prince, Simon Tremaine abandoned Louisa North at the Prince Regent's behest so as not to jeopardize his political ambitions. Now, Louisa's putting herself in danger and causing a minor scandal campaigning for prison reform, and Simon is encouraged to court her again in order to control her--and advance his career. While the book wins points for originality--how many romances discuss prison reform?--it loses them for taking the cliched "hero emotionally scarred by his mean father [...]

    12. Maybe spoiler-ishUgh. So Louisa and Simon's story got to a really rocky start in her bro/his sis's book, To Pleasure a Prince. Basically, Simon courted naive Louisa at the king's (her dad) behest, said he loved her and wanted to marry her. Then the truth hit the fan and as revenge, Louisa got Simon shipped out to India to govern it for 7 years.At first, I was interested because it seemed like they were going to be more mature characters. But no, all that's different is now they're BOTH full of h [...]

    13. This book was fascinating. the backstory between the hero and heroine Louisa North, illegitimate daughter of King George, and Simon Tremaine, Duke of Foxmoor. I don't really know how to describe it, since it gets revealed a little at a time throughout the book. But she was in love with him 7 years ago, but he betrayed her for politics (he wants to become Prime Minister, so he's kind of a pawn of the King since he needs the King's favor) and he ends up ruling India for 7 years Anyway, so he comes [...]

    14. 3 stars. The best thing I took away from it was that you shouldn't do things by going behind your partner's back. This book got generally favourable response it stuck to everything that makes a historical romance great.Otherwise the characters get really annoying after a while. Specially because, the H and h were constantly trying to best each other in the compeition for who could act the most sneaky. But more than anything else, what depressed me the most was how submissive the h got after she [...]

    15. This is my second "School for Heiresses" book I have read and it just reminded me why I enjoy Sabrina Jeffries' writing so much. It has made me anxious to now read the rest of the books in the series. I like Louisa's character because she was a strong heroine who was not willing to sacrifice what she believed because society (overall) didn't approve of her prison reform efforts. The hero in the story, Simon, was also someone I enjoyed reading about because he overcame a lot of difficulties in hi [...]

    16. Baca ini bukan berasa baca series laen, tp lanjutan Drake - Regina di series sebelumnya hmpfhYang udah bacaTo Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood #2) pasti tau siapa Simon dan Louisa deh, nah buku ini 7th setelah Simon di asingkan oleh Priny atas permintaan Louisa, mereka bertemu lagi dalam keadaan yg berbeda atau itu anggapan keduanya.Louisa, perawan tua dan seorang aktivis wanita yang ingin melakukan reformasi penjara wanita. Dia ingin merubah nasib para wanita di penjara dan anak-anak mereka [...]

    17. Simon! I admit that Simon is my personal favorite of the Heiress men. I think he's a great match for Louisa (and Louisa him) in both temperment and in action. Their (renewed) courtship is sort of a bumblebroth--part revenge, part need for a secure future position, part lust and part affection, every step either takes is rather complicated. Simon's past is a shadowy, cruel tale for much of the story. Bits and pieces are thrown out, and dissected by Louisa, about the 'training' his Grandfather put [...]

    18. Everyone seems to love Jeffries' To Pleasure a Royal Prince but I spent the book wishing it was about Simon and Louisa (heroine's brother and hero's sister) instead. Luckily for me, with Only a Duke Will Do, I got my wish and I LOVED IT!!!!Seven years have passed since Simon was exiled to India for wooing Louisa under false pretences in TPARP, but now he is back to discover that from a dreamy, easily-led girl, Lousia has changed into a strong and stubborn prison reformer not particularly interes [...]

    19. I would give this book a 3.75 if I could, but I rounded up to a 4.For the first half of the book I really enjoyed it. For the last half, I did a lot of skimming and wondering if it was going to pick back up. Maybe it was all the political stuff going on in it or the way the hero let his dead grandfather's voice in his head make his decisions rather than his heart, or the way the heroine just didn't seem to click for me, I don't know. It just didn't do it for me.Like I said though, I did really e [...]

    20. After the somewhat moderate Never Seduce a Scoundrel, I became skeptical and hesitant on continuing the series. I stopped for quite some time and indulge in other HRs. But, eventually, I decided to give the second book a go. Boy, am I blown away because to be honest, this was one of the most impressive and powerful story I've ever come across, which was very political too. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it because political stories kinda turn me off but Sabrina Jeffries' adept writing mad [...]

    21. This is the second book in the series of the School for Heiresses. I enjoyed this book a lot more then I did the first in the series. I fell in love with the characters immediately. I couldn't put this book down. I really enjoyed the political subplot of the story because it helped to add that much more depth to the characters and storyline.I only wish I had read the Royal Brotherhood books before this one because this one was kind of confusing because I hadn't Maybe if I did, this would be a 5 [...]

    22. It started off good, but then just got boring. I really like the author's writing and style though.

    23. The school for heiresses 2belum membaca novel ini sebaiknya membaca brotherhood series dulu ya karna buku ini sangat berkaitan erat dengan seri itusih ingat viscount drake?? salah 1 dari 3 illegitimate child of prinny tp ternyata louisa north, adik perempuan drake pun ternyata juga illegitimate prinny (idih menyebarkan benih dimana2 nih)sih ingat regina tremaine??? yup sekarang adl lady drake, istri viscount drakemana dengan simon tremaine??? kakak regina ini dulu diminta oleh ayah kandung louis [...]

    24. Hot damn! Well written, some coolly constructed sentences, a smoothly flowing narrative, decent build up of social contexts and politics of the time. Topped by a touch-me-and-burn hot hero and heroine. Louisa has been written as a strong minded and strong willed woman who acknowledges and finally faces her fears - three cheers for womanhood! On the other hand, Simon is shown as a more conflicted person caught between his political ambitions and his attraction to Louisa. For all the detail (inclu [...]

    25. Was swinging between giving it 3 or 4 stars, decided to stay on 3, cause to be fair I liked first one more. Well, if we count that 3 stands for "I liked it" it's not far from the true at all. To be honest I got pretty tired somewhere in the middle of the story to hear about heroes psychological problems. Well, how else could we call that? Actually, they both are pretty screwed, I'm glad they got their HEA in the end but nevertheless. Well, you can say grandpa was more screwed than they two toget [...]

    26. Reviewed by ColanthaBook provided by NetGalley for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookLouisa North is a daughter of the King, and Simon left after things got complicated so when she has to marry him, the sparks fly. Louisa is working hard to save the ladies reform group and it involves going into prison, which is dangerous and Simon has political ambitions. How can Louisa trust that Simon really has feelings for her after they have had to marry for convenience?Sabrina Jeffries [...]

    27. As usual, the title has almost nothing to do with the actual book itself. There are politics! And a monkey! The duke, something of a rogue, has just returned to England after spending years abroad running India, more or less. He's supposed to marry (ie, "tame") the politically-minded women he almost embroiled in scandal before he left. He had a horrible, overbearing grandfather, and of course there are some misunderstandings between duke and lady that leave them thinking they may hate each other [...]

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