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

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

by Julie Anne Long

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“A fresh voice that stands out….Delicious and delightful!”
—Karen Hawkins


Romance superstar Amanda Quick calls Julie Anne Long, “a fantastic writer,” and says, “her writing glows.” Suzanne Enoch calls Long’s work, “warm, witty, and fabulous!” This rapidly rising star of historical romance dazzles once again with What I Did For a Duke—the next fabulous installment in her sensual and emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series. This Regency delight focuses on a dark duke with a sinful reputation and his determined efforts to seduce and ruin the innocent sister of his enemy—only to fall victim himself to the gentle lady’s good nature and passionate soul. What I Did For a Duke follows Long’s delightful I Kissed an Earl, continuing the colorful feud between the Eversea and Redmond families, and it’s one of the most scandalously entertaining love stories in many a season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062065803
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Series: Pennyroyal Green Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 45,115
File size: 1 MB

About 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. 222 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.
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
TESS1891 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a romance novel, but a diverting one. As others have mentioned, the conversation between the the two main characters is entertaining. The encounters are hot, and you dont have the long drawn out "misunderstanding". It is quick moving once the two main characters meet, and satisfying. This was my first Pennyroyal Green series book. Read another book by Ms Long that was okay, but not great.
tarenn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE by Julie Anne Long is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England.It is is fifth in the "Pennyroyal Green series".but can be read as a stand alone. Book in the " Pennyroyal Green Series": #1 The Perils of Pleasure,#2 Like No Other Lover, #3 Since the Surrender, #4 I Kissed a Earl.A great historical romance read with an older mature gentleman and a much younger mature lady. A wonderful plot of a mature gentleman out to ruck chaos on the man, Ian's,who affronted him of his fiancee a few weeks earlier. So for vengeance he decides to seduce,ruin then abandon his offender's older sister,an innocent. But things go wrong when Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, meets the lovely,independent Genevieve. Moncrieffe becomes attracted to this independent,intelligent,homely,young lady, the Eversea who as yet has been untouched by ton scandal until....Moncrieffe.What follows his funny at times as he learns this vicarious young lady is not only lovely,attractive,but is also full of surprises and very intelligent.But Genevieve believes herself in love with her childhood friend,who has announced to her is plans to propose to their dearest friend and the tides are turned. For Moncrieffe, will not only become infatuated with Genevieve but will also loose his heart and soul to her. But he will make the decision to let her go,to find her happiness and can find her true love. This is a story of romance,passion,forgiveness,with wit,humor, sweet sensuality,finding yourself,letting go of the past and finding true love.If you enjoy historical romance full of romance,you will enjoy this one."What I Did For a Duke" is a great read,that will leave you wanting more.It is fast paced from beginning to end.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher and details can be found at Avon,an imprint of Harper Collins Publisher and My Book Addiction Reviews.
mia0bella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Funny, Engrossing... not a single dull moment. Liked both the lead characters. Even the secondary characters were good.
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the honesty between the hero and heroine. In this type of book where the hero and heroine's relationship starts off with their own agendas, it usually takes a long time for honesty to be established. The relationship between the two built slowly throughout the book as the h/h learned more about each other and spent more time together. Unfortunately, the ending moved the book down a few stars for me. It seemed like the relationship had built to a point that the the actions in the last chapter didn't fit with the story. But the journey to that point was a great read.
saturnnalia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable with great characters and humor. I loved the main characters and wanted them to be happy. The duke's humor was unexpected, he would say shocking things at serious times that made me laugh. Genevieve was wonderful as well, young but not childish always struggling to match wits with the duke. This is character driven so no murder or adventure but still very engaging and hard to put down. What I enjoyed most was the interaction of the characters. There was no back stabbing or blackmail, no evil doer messing up things. Just regular people with mixed emotions trying to figure out what they want. Beautifully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, could not put it down. Can't wait to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story, good character development, sweet ending ! Just don't like series, including characters from other books, prefer free standing book with all new characters However in this case it didn't detract from the story