Just a Few Duke’s Men #audioreview

Posted May 28, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 3 Comments

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This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books are from the same series, The Duke’s Men.

Just a Few Duke’s Men #audioreviewWhat the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
Published by Tantor Media on June 18, 2013
Genres: Historical, Romance
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
five-stars

They are The Duke’s Men—an investigative agency born out of family pride and irresistible passion . . . and they risk their lives and hearts to unravel any shocking deception or scandalous transgression!

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, accepted long ago that his kidnapped brother was dead. When a cryptic note from investigator Tristan Bonnaud claims otherwise, Max seeks out Tristan’s sister, Lisette—and is infuriated to learn that Tristan has mysteriously vanished. Have the siblings perpetrated an elaborate hoax? Or is the fiercely protective beauty as innocent as she claims?

Fearful that the powerful duke will destroy Tristan’s career in his zeal for the truth, the clever Lisette convinces Max to accompany her to Paris in a joint search for their loved ones. But their journey takes a seductive twist when they pose as an ordinary husband and wife—not an English duke with a tarnished family name and the illegitimate daughter of a viscount—and discover an exhilarating passion free from the damning secrets of the past. With the line between danger and desire enticingly blurred, they discover that some mysteries, like those of the heart, are answered tenfold in the bliss of a true and trusting love.

So good! I think this is my first historical where the characters are chiefly the illegitimate children, left with nothing. Loved Lissette and the way she was so independent and determined. Max is a lovable character, even if he was a pro at putting his foot in his mouth. The travel elements were so fun, especially as Lissette’s scheme fell apart (as they always do!)

The narration was fantastic, with the French accent mixed in. And the nods to historical accuracy with the French Vedoc (spelling?) was cool. Look forward to reading more.

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

Just a Few Duke’s Men #audioreviewWhen the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries
Published by Tantor Media on January 21, 2014
Genres: Historical, Romance
Length: 10 hours 12 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed
Goodreads
four-half-stars

It had been a decade since Victor Cale, first cousin to the Duke of Lyons, had seen his wife. After some royal jewelry went missing from the jeweler's shop where they worked, Isabel Mertens disappeared. When Victor gets word of a woman who fits his wife's description, he sets out to confront her. But he discovers that nothing is as it seems—and revenge is never as sweet as true love.

This is a great second chance romance! I love the independent Isa and all the fun characters she’s surrounded herself with in the years since losing Victor. The characters definitely made this story, though the romance and bit of action were also great. Looking forward to reading the next one. Will be sticking to audio – the narration is fantastic! Great accents and voice varieties!

4.5 stars I loved it

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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3 responses to “Just a Few Duke’s Men #audioreview

  1. I love me some historical romance! New author to me but still sounds fantastic 🙂 I love the idea of your feature.

  2. I LOVE Sabrina Jeffries. I haven’t read the first book but I think I own it. I did read When the Rogue Returns and loved it. It’s the only secret child book I’ve ever really loved.