Dukes by the Dozen

Dukes by the Dozen

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BN ID: 2940161415214
Publisher: Anna Harrington
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 305
File size: 1 MB

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Thirteen of today's best loved and best-selling historical romance authors! Alyssa Alexander, Elizabeth Essex, Madeline Martin, Grace Burrowes, Gina Conkle, Ella Quinn, May McGoldrick, Bronwen Evans, Jennifer Ashley, Anna Harrington, Heather Snow, Sabrina York, and Eileen Dreyer

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Dukes by the Dozen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DisneyMarie less than 1 minute ago
This was a sexy historical romance collection involving dukes and the women who love them. Some had met for the first time or at first time romantically, while others were separated and involved in second chances romances. Some of the stories had happy for now endings that left me wanting more and others had happily ever after with epilogues. There was plenty of humor, suspense, and romance.
EmilyP23 1 days ago
Thirteen historical romance authors provide us with more than a dozen tantalizing novellas! If you already like historical romance, are curious as to what it’s like, or just want to see what new authors you can find in this collection, now is your chance! I think you will be very pleased with the content. If you need specific details on any of the books to help decide, most if not all of them are reviewed under their individual titles. But with this collection, you can’t lose! For example, in HOW TO DITCH A DUKE by May McGoldrick, each chapter recites one of the rules to follow when trying to get rid of a suitor. It was hilarious! You’ll want to read that one to see how well Lady Taylor Fleming followed those rules! The characters are portrayed well, usually very likable and easy for the reader to care about as they look for their HEA. The authors do a great job pulling you in and keeping you reading to the end. When you find a book you love -- and it won’t take long with the variety provided here -- check out the author’s other books and build your library of great reading experiences!
Crystal61 3 days ago
Discovering the Duke by Madeline Martin - Julia was so sweet and William was so adorable that I did not want to stop reading this story. I loved how he went out of his way to win his wife's love. Together, these two found that love conquers fear when with the right person. Love Letters From a Duke by Gina Conkle - Charlotte and Nathaniel were such a wonderful, steamy couple. I kept turning pages as they tried to avoid what was in front of them. With his determination to have what he truly wanted, Nathaniel ignored convention and the age difference, and went for what he wanted most in life, Charlotte. His mother was an interesting touch to the story. I have yet to finish all the stories and I look forward to adding to this review. If the others are like these two, this is a good collection. I received a copy as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
Robindpdx 4 days ago
This was a great collection of well-written novellas. Thirteen stories, each featuring a duke! What could be better? Each of these 13 novellas was entertaining and filled with humor and romance. Must Love Duke by Heather Snow - Lady Emmaline Paulson rescues a pup from the Serpentine with the help of Maxwell Granville, heir to a dukedom. Neither of them knows who the other is, and they are able to get to know each other without knowing each one's status in society. Funny, sweet and romantic - very enjoyable! The Mistletoe Duke by Sabrina York - this was such a fun story. The Duchess of Devon enlists her widowed son and her companion to help her throw a Christmas Ball. With this combination, you never know what might happen! I definitely recommend this anthology to others.
moonfox1234 4 days ago
This is a very entertaining and enjoyable collection of historical novellas. These fun stories offer up blends of drama, humor, excitement, charm, mystery, danger and of course, romance. My favorites of the bunch were: Dueling with the Duke by Eileen Dreyer: Which I thought was quite suspenseful and dramatic, Dear Duke by Anna Harrington: Which was funny, sweet and filled with charm and The Duke and the April Flowers by Grace Burrowes: This was a completely swoon worthy romance that was filled with sweetness, humor and heart melting romance.
clarkws 4 days ago
This is a compilation of 12 stories by 12 different authors. I didn’t write a review for 2 of them. Sorry. I only found time for 10. I was gifted a copy of this set. Duke in Winter - January by Alyssa Alexander A lady Robin Hood who steals from the rich in her village and gives to the poor - that is Lady Beatrice Falk. In disguise no one in the upper echelons of society knows who the Honorable Highwayman truly is under his masquerade. Until she meets Wulfric Standover, the Duke of Highrow, Bea has endeared herself to the people in her village. But when she shoots the Duke in a robbery gone bad, she has met her match. “Bea stared down at the duke. She was close enough to discern the lean planes of his cheekbones, the strong jaw. Although she did not need any light to remember he was handsome. Extraordinarily so.” I really enjoyed this story. It is a fun romp with some hilarious moments. The Difference One Duke Makes - February by Elizabeth Essex This is the second book by Essex that I have read and I really enjoyed it. Marcus Beecham has been at sea serving in His Majesty’s navy when he is called home to become the next Duke of Warwick. Suffering a handicap from the war, he is inclined to stay away from people. But when he is invited to a ball he runs into an old childhood friend. Lady Penelope Pease has grown into a ravishing young woman. Beech’s life is turned upside down when he meets Peas in the family library. “It was heaven - he was heaven,the calm, assured man who looked like a glowing archangel, one of God’s warriors, armored against the sharp weapons of society with his heroism and honesty and dashing courage. Nothing could injure her while she was with him. She was free - to feel the heat of his chest seep through the intervening layers of her clothing until she was as warm as a flower in the sunshine.” I enjoyed this book. Essex infuses a healthy dose of humor as well as steamy romance into the story. Discovering the Duke - March - by Madeline Martin This story was so charming and delightful. Martin is a master storyteller. William Sinclair, the Duke of Stedton has had a lackluster start to his marriage. He is determined to woo his wife Julia properly at a house party. So he begins a set of games to reach his goal of conquering her heart. I enjoyed the heated scenes. “The rough texture of his whiskers rasped against her skin as he arched her head back to kiss down the curve of her throat. His teeth slid down her neck to worry and nip at the hollow at the base of her throat.” Can’t wait to read more by Martin. The Duke and the April Flowers - April - by Grace Burrowes This was my first time to read a Grace Burrowes book and I wasn’t disappointed. Henning, Duke of Clonmere must marry and his pick must come from a family of 4 women. But as he gets to know them, only one of them captures his heart. “I have a dream too. I dream of a woman whose trust is precious, a woman of surpassing sense and generosity of spirit, one who has soldiered on without companionship for too long. I dream of that lady entrusting her heart to me. I want-I yearn-for such a lady to take her place at my side, not because I’m a duke, not because I am a competent kisser, not because I can damned waltz by the hour, but because I have earned her tender, lasting regard.”- Duke of Clonmere. This was a lovely romantic story. Unfortunately my review is too long to post the other books here. But they were all enjoyable
DianaInSC 4 days ago
Jennifer Ashley’s novella is vivacious and heartwarming This wonderful boxed set has 13 different duke-related romance novellas, each themed for a different month of the year, plus an extra January. So far, I have only read Jennifer Ashley’s tale for September. I absolutely adore it, and I plan to read many more of the novellas because they sound so good, based on the descriptions. Jennifer Ashley’s novella “Duke in Search of a Duchess” was so fun to read. It was less dramatic than the author’s Mackenzie series and had more of the playful tone of Tessa Dare's recent novels. I loved every page of this novella. The grieving Duke of Ashford (aka, Ash) had kept himself going for several years after his dear wife’s death by adhering to a strict, rather workaholic, schedule. His three young children think that if their father found a wife, he would devote more time to them. Therefore, they enlist the help of Helena Courtland, the nice widow next door, to find him a wife. The kids were adorable and the duke's best friend, Guy Lovell, is memorable. I hope that Guy gets his own story later. Although this novella only has kissing (no love scenes), the fireworks between Ash and Helena are spectacular. That first kiss! Delicious! I love both lead characters. Helena was a kind, relatable woman in her mid-twenties (she was widowed really early in her marriage). I love how she outmaneuvers the Duke in order to carry out the children’s wish. Ash is stubborn but not too stubborn, and he loves his children deeply. He is strong yet vulnerable. The story melted my heart into a puddle with its beautiful conclusion. This one is surely a keeper. I received a free advanced reading copy from one of the authors, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
MoniqueD 5 days ago
DUKES BY THE DOZEN looked like a dream come true for historical romance lovers, and best of all, it lived up to my very high expectations. While not all the novellas rated 5 stars, those that did were so stellar that I feel justified in giving the anthology a 5-star rating overall. With such a bevvy of fantastic historical romance authors, it was to be expected, but I am astounded at the results. If you like historical romance, are a fan of any of the authors', or want to discover new authors, or even give historical romance a try, you could not wish for a better collection. My personal favourites are the novellas by Gina Conkle, Elizabeth Essex, Jennifer Ashley, May McGoldrick, Grace Burrowes, Anna Harrington, Heather Snow, and Eileen Dreyer. As you can see, it's a very high number of outstanding stories for an anthology, and a book for the keeper shelf!