What I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green Series #5)

What I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green Series #5)

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by Julie Anne Long
     
 

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For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister,

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For years, he's been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he'll seduce Ian's innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he'll capture her heart . . . and then he'll break it.

But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke's dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won't do for a duke?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062065803
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Pennyroyal Green Series , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
28,523
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long originally set out to be a rock star when she grew up (and she has the guitars and fringed clothing stuffed in the back of her closet to prove it), but writing was always her first love. Since hanging up her guitar for the computer keyboard, Julie has penned books that frequently top reader and critic polls and have been nominated for numerous awards, including the RITA®, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and the Quill, and reviewers have been known to use words like "dazzling," "brilliant," and "impossible to put down" when describing them. Julie lives in Northern California.

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What I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 216 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance novels are a guilty pleasure, so it's nice to read a well-written one with clever dialogue that improves one's vocabulary.
santurcer63 More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read. Laughed out loud quite a bit. LIkes main characters.
TESS1891 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. I LOVED ALL THE CHARACTERS. FROM BEGINNING TO END IT HELD MY INTEREST. IT ENDED PERFECTLY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ian Eversea breaks one of the most powerful rules amidst the Ton. Everyone knows never to mess with arrogant Duke Alexander Moncrieffe; for if you do you will pay an exorbitant price. The Duke is outraged when Ian had the audacity to fall in love with Alexander's fiancée. He decides Eversea must pay for this affront. What better way than to seduce the man's innocent sister before ruining and dumping her. However, Moncrieffe learns that the plans of mice and men often go astray when women are involved. Eversea's sister Genevieve has spunk as she dares to enter Moncrieffe's inferno where passion ignites both of them. However, Genevieve must choose between marriage to a man who adores her and a scandalous spinsterhood by selecting the duke she loves who apparently fails to reciprocate her feelings. The latest Pennyroyal Green historical romance (see Like No Other Lover) is an engaging tale that is more aligned to the sub-genre than the previous seafaring I Kissed an Earl, but contains Julie Anne Long's trademark freshness with an enjoyable gender war. If White's took bets, the arrogant male would slaughter the innocent female; however she defies the odds just like her brother did as love is a powerful stimulus. This is a marvelous tale. Harriet Klausner
Angela_ID More than 1 year ago
It's a bit difficult, impossible, actually, to say whether I liked WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE or I KISSED AN EARL the most. Pointless, in fact, since I enjoyed them both so thoroughly that by the time 'The End' came along, I didn't much appreciate being forced to leave their lovely, rose-gilded worlds of forever loves and earth-stopping passions. Which is why romance novels continue to flourish; why women greedily snatch them from store shelves with glorious disregard for the limp state of our economy. None of the Pennyroyal Green Series will disappoint. That I can promise with unreserved certainty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down! Such a fun book. I can't wait to read the rest in this series. This is Genevieve's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so real it almost seems it must be autobiographical. Gets better each time you read it. Very amusing also, as is typical of this author. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the only book I've read in this series, and I love it. I rarely read a book more than once. Ive read this one three times! Idk if I'll read the other books in the series, but i highly recommend this one.
judeJC More than 1 year ago
fun, original dialogue. can't wait to start another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this story, and loved reading it on my Nook, but most of all loved getting it for $0.99. Will positively buy more 99 cent books for my Nook. Thanks for the bargain and great story.
TexasK More than 1 year ago
This is a funny, exciting historical novel that is just great.
V-B More than 1 year ago
Intriguing characters, both hiding their true characters because of a painful incident in their pasts, but unable to hide their passion for each other. A real page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the vocabulary. Had to look up a few words. A pleasant twist for me. A solid tale. Recomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of historical romance but I loved the byplay between the two main characters. Their relationship developed through good dialog and with humor. A fun, engaging read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of romance novels and, I have to say, this book has become one of my all time favorites. What makes it great is how Julie Ann Long creates her characters. Moncrieffe and Genevieve just click. They have a chemistry that jumps out of the page and pulls you right in. They're not over the top and the plot isn't ridiculous...it's fun and subtle; the characters are witty, likeable, and...believable. You can see why they fall for each other and, quite frankly, you end up rooting for them. I hope everyone reads this book.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
*An absolutely delicious read.. Highly recommend
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1VAReader More than 1 year ago
The Duke and Genevieve are realist characters. Great example of how love comes when it is unexpected. The Duke was out for revenge and found love. Genevieve thought imagined herself to be in love and found that when she met the Duke she found real love. I enjoyed the book very much.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice stiry You like the characters and want them to have their HEA
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
I have tried to read this book before and didn't enjoy it. The Pennyroyal Green books always sounded so good but they had to much description to me. Well, I was wrong. This is the first Eversea book I have finished and I love all the quirky characters. Genevieve was a pretty flower that is over shadowed because of the beautiful bloom, Olivia her sister. Genevieve thought she was not good enough and settled for Harry. Alec, the duke, went to the Eversea's autumn party to make Genevieve's brother, Ian, lose sleep, not eat and fear for his life. What Alec discoveries is a woman who is beautiful, caring, gentle and totally not appreciated. He starts flirting to drive Ian and Harry crazy but he is the fool because anyone Genevieve loves should kiss the ground she walks on. Genevieve is FINALLY SEEN by someone. But that someone was supposed to be Harry, not the duke who shocks everyone with all the rumors. And he doesn't defend myself to proof he is innocent. Can a beautiful over looked flower bloom enough to comfort a lonely duke? Who will prove their love first Genevieve, Harry or Alec? I give this book 4 fingers up and 7 toes. A great read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate the fact that she didn't realize who she loved until the end. I hated how the women sat around and didn't do anything. I hated that all the guys did was sit around and played cards. I did love the very beginning of the book, which was very different and funny.