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Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Funny, great characters and story

The Duke of Kress's life is complicated. No sooner does he gain his title and party with his peers, but their debauchery is so awful London is appalled and Prinny disgraced and so is Alexander. He's banished to the country to repair his estate and marry without delay, ...
The Duke of Kress's life is complicated. No sooner does he gain his title and party with his peers, but their debauchery is so awful London is appalled and Prinny disgraced and so is Alexander. He's banished to the country to repair his estate and marry without delay, along with his other dukes-in-crime. He rescues Roxanne, a neighboring countess whose husband has just left her dangling from a cliff. He invites her to stay at his castle posing as a relative until she decides what to do, since there will be plenty of others (dukes and heiresses) also in attendance. I enjoyed their banter and the family and heiresses a lot, especially when Roxanne fixed her gravestone and Alexander took revenge on her husband's garden and sanity. Definitely a fun and original story.

posted by khhhch on March 14, 2012

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Funny, great characters and story

    The Duke of Kress's life is complicated. No sooner does he gain his title and party with his peers, but their debauchery is so awful London is appalled and Prinny disgraced and so is Alexander. He's banished to the country to repair his estate and marry without delay, along with his other dukes-in-crime. He rescues Roxanne, a neighboring countess whose husband has just left her dangling from a cliff. He invites her to stay at his castle posing as a relative until she decides what to do, since there will be plenty of others (dukes and heiresses) also in attendance. I enjoyed their banter and the family and heiresses a lot, especially when Roxanne fixed her gravestone and Alexander took revenge on her husband's garden and sanity. Definitely a fun and original story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    4 Stars

    I did not get too involved in this book at first. I was not fond of Roxanne and her manner however, she became less brass over the course of the book. There were parts that made you feel like you should be in on some other meaning of the current plot twist but you didn't really get it. Overall though the story and characters were great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Funny and clever

    This was a very quick read and the characters were fun. If you like Julia Quinn, Elosia James, Christina Dodd. You should try this book and author.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

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    BETWEEN THE DUKE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Sophia Nash is an exci

    BETWEEN THE DUKE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Sophia Nash is an exciting Regency historical romance. “Book I – The Royal Entourage series: Six Regency heroes — One royal hangover!” A fun story of secrets,attempted murder,romance,a bit of mystery,and love. Love and honor prevail when a half English half French,Alexander Barclay, Duke of Kress saves a wealthy miner’s daughter, Roxanne Vanderhaven,after her husband leaves her to die on the side of a cliff. Lots of laughs as these two characters navigate through their emotions,passion,desire,and dreams to come out on top as winner’s of love and happiness. This author as written with a bit of laughter,a bit of romance,and lots of love. If you enjoy a good story with strong characters,a twist of fate than you will enjoy “Between The Duke and The Deep Blue Sea”. This story will have a smile on your face. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. Details can be found at the author’s website,Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction and More.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING:Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    “…the regular obscene excesses of the Prince Regent

    “…the regular obscene excesses of the Prince Regent and his royal entourage” cause a scandal that ends up requiring all the dukes of the royal entourage to “redeem” themselves and their reputations. This they are mandated to do by embracing temperance, by making reasonably quick, proper marriages, and by banishment to the far-flung corners of the English countryside. When Alex, Duke of Kress, is exiled to Cornwall, he finds Roxanne clinging to a cliff where she was abandoned by her husband, the Earl of Paxton. In the following days, Roxanne dreams up plans of revenge and ways to find the treasure that her deceased father left her, not trusting her husband to keep her safe. Alex and Roxanne entertain and try to out-maneuver other dukes, a bevy of possible brides for Alex, and their pushy mothers.
    I wish I was as witty as Sophia Nash. The dialogue between the disgraced dukes, between Alex and Roxanne, and others really entertained me. I smiled most of the time I was reading. Maybe I should expect more attention to historical detail? But - this is a fun, romantic work of fiction. Roxanne reflects on being “glad females had so much quicker brains than men”. Alex wonders why “females are so entranced by the notion of a tortured man”. At one point, a friend of Roxanne’s is described as having “character – that dreadful term that bespoke of little beauty, but high intelligence”. It’s a fun read!

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Alexander Barclay has been Duke of Kress for a short while befor

    Alexander Barclay has been Duke of Kress for a short while before he ends up in trouble when he takes part in an orgy of drunken behavior with other lords and the Prince Regent. The Prince demands that he return to his ancestral home to start repairs and to choose a suitable bride. On his way home Kress comes across Roxanne Vanderhaven hanging on a cliff where her husband left her to die. Kress agrees to allow Roxanne stay with him as she makes plans for a husband free future. Over time their attraction grows to love, although between her marriage and the Prince’s decree they cannot be together. Despite the improbability of the situation the characters are likable and it is wonderful to see them get together in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    recommend

    good read

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