Nothing Like a Duke

Nothing Like a Duke

by Jane Ashford

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"Satisfying . . . Ashford's knack for expressing modern-feeling relationship dynamics while never stepping out of period makes this story especially easy to enjoy."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

A Pink of the ton and a bluestocking can have nothing in common. Except an incendiary attraction, a sinister enemy, and a determination to discover why they can't resist each other.

Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts.

Too bad the lady in question has no intention of being forgotten.

The Duke's Sons Series:
Heir to the Duke (Book 1)
What the Duke Doesn't Know (Book 2)
Lord Sebastian's Secret (Book 3)
Nothing Like a Duke (Book 4)
The Duke Knows Best (Book 5)

Praise for Jane Ashford:
"Fabulous romance with wonderful characters... I couldn't put this book down." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Heir to the Duke, 4 1/2 Stars
"Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists...a fetching romp." —Library Journal for Heir to the Duke
"Enchanting story...charming romance...readers will be delighted." —RT Book Reviews for What the Duke Doesn't Know, 4 Stars
"Fabulous series...every bit is a joy to read." —Fresh Fiction for What the Duke Doesn't Know

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492621669
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Series: The Duke's Sons , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 30,593
File size: 943 KB

About the Author

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was captivated by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely. She's written historical and contemporary romances, and her books have been published all over Europe as well as in the United States. Jane has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. Find her on the web at and on Facebook. If you'd like to receive her monthly newsletter, you can sign up at either of those sites.

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Nothing Like a Duke 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
A most unusual story with some very interesting scenes. The reader will enjoy this story and how the author introduces some fun games played back in the era this book is written about. The theme throughout this book gives the reader a clear sense of the era involved and how house parties functioned. I found it entertaining with all the hidden agendas this book had and how they were resolved was priceless. Flora's courage to go to this party that she clearly wanted to avoid comes across the page in such a manner that it encourages the reader to take heart and give something in their lives a chance. Robert at times drove me crazy. I wanted him to just go up to Flora kiss her and make everything better. He also had his brilliant parts though where he carefully negotiated how events where turning out and how he fought to protect himself from hurt. This story also brings in several secondary characters who not only cause upheaval but open other plot components for added interest for the reader. I give this 3.75 stars because of all the new things I learned while reading it. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars? I liked Flora and Robert. They had excellent chemistry and their banter was feisty and intelligent. Sadly, we didn't get a lot of scenes with the two of them together and that's where I started to get bored. There are sooooooo many characters in this story and most of them were bland. Flora and Robert definitely stand out. I'm not sure what was going on with the dog... Plot wise, I was expecting a lot of threads to follow, yet there weren't that many. It seemed like certain characters were given small scenes to add depth; for me, it just added confusion. The conflict was boring and also felt forced, especially at the ending scene. Overall, I liked the premise, but struggled with the execution. I doubt I'll be reading any other books in the series. **Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing the arc free of charge**
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'Nothing Like a Duke' by Jane Ashford is book four in "The Duke's Sons" series. This is the story of Robert and Flora. Robert has agreed to attend a house party and is headed there when his carriage has an accident. Then he arrives to find that Flora is there who he thought to avoid. Robert tries to not take notice of Flora but it his hard for him to ignore the bluestocking. But Flora and Robert can't be discouraged for long. This was another good story by Ms. Ashford. *A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Northumberland Lord Robert Gresham has just been in a coach accident where the axle broke when the wheel hit a large hole in the road. A cold rain has left the road muddy. Now, Robert and his men need to seek shelter. When he sees a bedraggled dog shivering in the rain, he rescues him. Robert is heading to a month long house party at Salbridge Great Hall. His brother, Randolph, a vicar, has urged him to attend. When Robert and the dog he has named Plato finally arrive, he is a muddy mess but happy to be there. Lady Victoria Salbridge is the daughter of the house Robert is visiting. Victoria’s parents have invited some eligible men to the party along with some of Victoria’s girl friends in hopes of finding a match for her. When Robert discovers that Flora Jennings and her companion, Harriet Runyon, are among the invited, he is rather taken aback. Flora, age 25, is not part of the haut ton so she is often snubbed. Flora is surprised that Robert is treating her with such coolness because he has always been so nice to her. Flora is a well-educated scholar and has been an assistant to her father, another scholar. Thus, she is not used to mingling in these society events. When Robert visits with his brother, Randolph, at his church nearby, he learns that the vicar will be moving to another parish in Derbyshire. Randolph also confides that he is looking for a wife. As the party progresses, Victoria lets Flora know that she wants Robert and does not want Flora to get in her way. Robert keeps Flora from tripping in the garden and kisses her which is seen by Victoria who becomes quite angry. One evening, an older couple arrive and as they are heading in for dinner, Flora is obviously upset. The woman is the same one who hurt her mother some time ago. Flora shows her patience as the spoiled Victoria continues to show her immaturity. Victoria insists on a big play and assigns roles to each of the attendees. But danger also lurks for Flora as someone seeks to harm her. I did not care this this story as I feel that the author’s attempt at adding somewhat confusing verbiage about the play that the party attendees undertake is unnecessary. Quite frankly, I found that to be boring. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I loved the strong heroine with a mind of her own and the soul of a fighter. I loved the mysterious intrigue that lived around ever curve and drove the story in an ominous direction. What left me lukewarm was the chemistry between the two central characters. I expected more.