Along Came a Duke (Rhymes with Love Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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?A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.? Aunt Allegra

A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has neverneeded to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payableonly upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth?a match that offers little chance of discovering exactlywhat her aunt means by "untoward attentions."

But the same can't be said when the Duke of Prestonhappens along Tabitha's ...

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Along Came a Duke (Rhymes with Love Series #1)

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“A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.” Aunt Allegra

A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has neverneeded to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payableonly upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth—a match that offers little chance of discovering exactlywhat her aunt means by "untoward attentions."

But the same can't be said when the Duke of Prestonhappens along Tabitha's path. He spies a rebellious streak inher that matches his own and he makes it his missionto save her from such a passionless match, interfering in herlife at every turn. All too soon, Preston—whose veryname spells ruin—has Tabitha caught betweenthe good fortune that guarantees her security,and his kiss, which promises an entirelydifferent kind of happily-ever-after.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062089038
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Series: Rhymes With Love , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 34,849
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Boyle has always loved romance and now lives it each and every day by writing adventurous and passionate stories that readers from all around the world have described as "page-turners." Since her first book was published, she's seen her romances become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and won the RWA RITA® and the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards. She resides in Seattle with her family, her garden, and always-growing collection of yarn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Delightfully Sweet

    I want to be one of the spinsters of Kempton! Witty, opinionated and outspoken, these women are delightfully spunky characters, who are well developed and very smartly written. I loved every minute of their interactions. I have to say that my favorite character was Mr. Muggins the dog!! I hope to see him and his feather-chasing addiction again! He made me laugh so hard! The romance is also sweet and refreshing, there is an immediate spark between Tabitha and Christopher, the Duke of Preston, and I love the moment she first sets eyes on him! I loved this book the characters are funny and intelligent. Tabitha is a bit of a Cinderella, an orphaned spinster who’s remaining relations are horrible and don’t really want her, so they treat her like an unpaid servant. Christopher begins as bit shallow and a total scapegrace, and yet he’s a completely loveable character who learns to dig a bit deeper within himself; when he realizes that Tabitha is what he never knew he always needed, he becomes completely selfless in his devotion to her. But of course, her horrid family doesn’t approve of him or his reputation and works to tear them apart. This is a thoroughly enjoyable romance and I highly recommend it!!

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    I loved this book and will definitely buy the next one (#2). Th

    I loved this book and will definitely buy the next one (#2). The characters were all well developed and came to life on the pages. A great book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    The Regency Enthusiast

    This book was amazing!!!!! Once I started I avoided putting it down at all costs. The banter between the characters was hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud on multiple occasions and grinning constantly. The beginning of the story has a cinderella like feel to it, but the author quickly turns it around to be far more interesting than any true cinderella story. I found myself routing for Tabby and Preston the whole way through and I can't wait to read the other books in the series. It's nice knowing so much about her future characters because I have already fallen in love with them and can't wait to see how their stories play out.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very goo

    I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Boring

    I usually love elizabeth boyle books. This one i couldnt get into. Did not even finish

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Cute read,245pgs

    Cute read, with truly humorous moments, just uneven writing.

    Not the best I've ever read, but nowhere near the worst. Definitely worth your time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Dull--Dull--Dull-------------------------------------------

    Tabitha Timmons is without a doubt the dullest heroine ever. I cannot imagine the most boring country vicar being mildly interested---no less a rake of a Duke. It didn't help that the plot was boring and repetitive. First and last EB book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    .......

    drags, expecting more. almost put me to sleep.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    What a fun sweet read. Great book!

    What a fun sweet read. Great book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    I have read several books that "left me hungry" at the

    I have read several books that "left me hungry" at the end but this one was really good. I enjoyed it from begining to end and the Characters were so great--Tabitha was really more of a Tabby then anyone knew and Christopher Duke of Preston was a great hero with all that you'd want.

    The story builds and family relations are so defined and the people are so detailed that "you know them"!

    This was a very enjoyable book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Regency Romance

    Some humor, some romance, in a pretty far-fetched plot. Plodding at times. Primary characters not altogether believable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    A great read!

    Very enjoyable historic romance. The story flowed well, had humor, with just the right amount of drama and endearing romance to keep it interesting. Can't wait for the next story to be told!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

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    Cute story. Very entertaining

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Very good

    I enjoy this type of romance novel and this one was a good one. A great start to the series. Can't wait for more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Enjoyable book. I too liked Tabitha's dog as he was good for a

    Enjoyable book. I too liked Tabitha's dog as he was good for a laugh.
    Some of the friends of the main characters were at times annoying even
    though they thought they were helping. Enjoyed the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2012

    If you like romance novels, then this is perfect! To be honest,

    If you like romance novels, then this is perfect! To be honest, there’s only one sex scene. This story isn’t about heaving bosoms and ripped corsets. It’s about a woman discovering herself and a man opening up to life and love. Boyle’s dialogue is witty and hilarious. This is a book that you can devour in a day. The Rhymes with Love trilogy is about the women of Kempton and is sure to cause quite the scandal in the genre.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

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    Am I seeking perfection in all things or just my love? Tabitha

    Am I seeking perfection in all things or just my love?

    Tabitha Timmons has been forced to life her life under the very firm hand of her aunt and uncle who see her as a free ride not a loving niece. Tabitha longs for freedom from her country life and dreams of what wonderful things exist outside the confines of this restricted life.

    Christopher Seldon, The Duke of Preston has no checks nor balances for his life and grabs every day with enthusiasm. Tabitha could not be any further from what he thinks he wants or needs but she is turning out to everything and more than he could have imagined.

    The only glitch in the plan is that everyone has other arrangements for Tabitha. There is money flowing down to her that seems to have be diverted to a man she doesn’t like, a family she does not want to be part of, and society that does nothing but demean her.

    The magic of the kiss, the romance of the moment, and the twist of every turn is what Elizabeth Boyle excels at with each book she writes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    The heroine is a bright, witty and lovable spinster turned heiress. The chance meeting with a duke and case of mistaken identity at the beginning of the book sets readers up for an entertaining read. Humorous, inventive and an eclectic cast of characters that leave the reader with anticipation for the next book. Elizabeth Boyle doesn't disappoint!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Highly Recommend to read

    Loved the characters and the story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    I want to be Tabby

    I want to be Tabby

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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