At the Duke's Pleasure

At the Duke's Pleasure

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by Tracy Anne Warren
     
 

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“Tracy Anne Warren is brilliant!”
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell

Tracy Anne Warren is making BIG waves with her “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” Byrons of Braebourne, the wickedly compelling family first introduced in Tempted by His Kiss and revisited in Seduced by His Touch. At the Duke&

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“Tracy Anne Warren is brilliant!”
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell

Tracy Anne Warren is making BIG waves with her “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” Byrons of Braebourne, the wickedly compelling family first introduced in Tempted by His Kiss and revisited in Seduced by His Touch. At the Duke’s Pleasure is Warren’s sexiest, most winning romantic Byron misadventure to date—an arranged-marriage-gone-awry winner combining the deft humor and stunning sensuality of Victoria Alexander with delightfully human and unforgettable upper crust characters reminiscent of Julia Quinn. Romantic Times BOOKreviews raves, “[Warren’s] gift for creating very sexy, poignant romances should endear her to readers—and ensure their reading pleasure all night long.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061673429
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Series:
Byrons of Braebourne Series, #3
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
547,678
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Tracy Anne Warren grew up in a small central Ohio town. After working for a number of years in finance, she quit her day job to pursue her first love—writing romance novels. Warren lives in Maryland with a trio of exuberant young Siamese rescue cats and windows full of gorgeous orchids and African violets. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and dreaming up the characters for her next book.

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At the Duke's Pleasure 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
njoireading More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the worst romance novels I have read in a very long time. I actually did not finish it, just skipped through the last 150 pages. I had read the previous books - Jack and Grace and Cade and Meg -and was looking forward to the continuation of the story of Ned. What a disappointment! Edward is unbelievably easy on Claire, overlooking all the stupid pranks she pulls to get out of their engagement. Ordering 150 dresses----a Duke of some statue would (and should) not allow that without some harsh words. In comparison to the characterizations of his brothers he seems very spineless. Claire is just as bad. She is not a young debutante but she acts like a spoiled eighteen year old. We are supposed to believe she pulls off all of these stunts with hardly anyone blinking an eyelash. When they actually get together, it is so blah. The addition of the "action" is contrived and I thought poorly managed. Save yourself the money and time and pick up a different book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read historical romance quite a bit and almost all of the authors and cannot understand some of the negative reviews this book got here on B&N Book Review. I thought Edward was portrayed true to his character and the plot charmingly different than most of its genre. LORRAINE
tessq More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Tracy Anne's books for a few years now and I have yet to be disappointed. I have been waiting for next installment of these "Byron boys" to go down for the count, "At The Duke's Pleasure", was worth the wait! Tracy Anne's plot keeps me turning the pages until I see what's happening next, then next, then next. I had it read in 24 hours and I'm ready for the next Byron brother to get his due! LOL I think you need a family tree for this Bryon family. Looking forward to "Wicked Delights Of A Bridal Bed". Great read Tracy!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1789 Nottinghamshire, England, eleven year old ducal heir Edward Byron meets the Earl of Edgewater. Immediately afterward his father and the earl introduce a stunned Edward to his fiancée newborn Claire as the two dads made a deal. In 1811 Claire receives a letter from Edward, now the duke that he is coming to marry her. She has seen him three times in her twenty-two years of life: as a newborn, as a little girl and when she was sixteen. She fell in love with him as a teen, but he sees her as a duty. Claire needs Edward to jilt her so she sets in motion a plan to achieve her goal; instead he kisses her and Claire knows she is in trouble. At Clybourne House, Edward's sister Mallory greets Claire with enthusiasm. At dinner she meets his twin brothers and another single sibling Drake the genius. Edward receives a note and leaves abruptly. He goes to the prison where he finds traitor Lord Everett dead with a knife in his chest and no witnesses. Meanwhile Claire continues to try to get her fiancé to dump her, but she fails even when she becomes notorious as Claire the Dare doing the outrageous while he investigates who in the Ton is spying for the French. The lead couple has a fascinating history though they met only three times before while his sister Mallory is a terrific support character though what appears to be a setup for a sequel has been overdone. Adding to the overall fun is a locked door murder mystery inside a prison. Although Edward is too patient with Claire for someone used to being obeyed and a major coincidence is the key to resolving the plot readers will enjoy this strong investigative Regency romance. Harriet Klausner
DmoneyDB More than 1 year ago
I am with everyone on this book. I read the Mallory story first and was really looking forward to Claire and Edward. But Claire is childish and annoying and it made it difficult to care about her. I felt like she was spoiled and dishonest. The relationship was not well developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the first two Byrons of Braebourne series and was really looking forward to reading Edward's story. I was disappointed when I finished reading it. I had to force myself to finish the book. The heroine was childish and spoiled. I thought she went overboard on trying to get Edward to dump her. I felt sorry for the hero for having to put up with the heroine. I like Ms. Warren's books but I believe this one could have been better.
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Oh, please! Edward takes a mistress when Claire was only 16, and she witnesses the whole thing because he does it at her own house, comes to see her only 3 or 4 times in all the years they were engaged, and then comes to claim her because "she is convenient. In my opinion she should have bought 300 dresses, not 150, emptied her chamber pot on his bed under the comforter, and then talk Drake into running away to Gretna Green to get married! I hate spineless women and the fact all this authors write them this way! I also hate that the men are written with everything to gain and nothing to lose! Lorena Bobbitt's big mistake was that she thrugh it out; a couple of minutes in the micro wave, and POP GOES THE WHISLE......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring. Claire was so unsure of herself it drove me crazy! Edward was pretty lackluster too. Definitely not one of my favourites.
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