Audiobook Review: The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James

The Duke is Mine
Fairy Tales #3
Author: Eloisa James
Narrator: Susan Duerden
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Historical Romance
Run-Time: 10 hrs & 40 mins
Released: December 27th 2011
Review Source: Harper Audio
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Destiny will be decided between the sheets in this all-new tale of "The Princess and the Pea."

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick--hardly a Prince Charming--feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, a perfect match for her in every way . . . every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.

Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him-- a desire they are both powerless to resist. When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything--Olivia's engagement, her sister's friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them--and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.

Audio: This was the first every audiobook that I've actually listened to fully and not switched between the book and listening. At first it was a slight struggle to understand everything that was said, but only because she was talking with an English accent. But after a few paragraphs I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her voice went smoothly from narration to each of the character voices. I could differentiate from each of the twins voices but that took a few chapters and the different females and males in the book. I really enjoyed the audio portion of the book and how it was delivered.

Book: The Duke is Mine is a lovely historical romance about betrothals, secret romances, and family loyalty. I love reading historical romances, because everything is so innocent in these stories, even just the hint of ankle or the back of a neck. Everything is sacred to the people of this time. I love reading about it and this book isn't any different.

Olivia is betrothed to the Duke of Canterwick since before she was born. He is slightly younger than her and hes not the smartest Duke there ever was, but he has a way that just makes you want to hug the poor lad. Olivia is determined to marry the Duke of Canterwick to insure her younger twin sister who is slightly less voluptuous gets a dowry so she can marry also. Even though they are the twins Georgiana is less outgoing and less outspoken than Olivia. She has been brought up on how to be a Duchess along with Olivia, but only Georgiana is the only one the lessons actually stuck with. I love that Olivia is the strong headed one and she is the one betrothed to the Duke. Even though everyone knows Georgiana IS a Duchess at heart.

Then Tarquin, Duck of Sconce, comes in the picture and he needs someone to wed. And Georgiana is the perfect match in every way. Tarquins Mother loves Georgiana for everything she is and cant imagine a better suit. But the only problem is Tarquin might have the hots for Olivia even though she is betrothed, and Olivia might feel the same way.

Craziness ensues and even though they have found something together, Olivia cannot risk having her sister lose everything along with the chance to be a Duchess like shes longed for all her life. This book is just lovely and I had the pleasure of listening to this. Definitely pick this lovely book up.

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