What the Duke Doesn't Know

What the Duke Doesn't Know

by Jane Ashford

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ISBN-13: 9781492621591
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: The Duke's Sons , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 466,269
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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 led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. Her historical and contemporary romances have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia, and Spain as well as the United States. Born in Ohio, she currently lives in the Boston area.

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What the Duke Doesn't Know 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed James and Kawena's story! Kawena is convinced that James has stolen her father's cash of jewels and demands that they be returned at gunpoint. James tells her that he doesn't have them and she believes him. Now they embark on an adventure to find them. As they spend time together, their attraction grows stronger. They end up being intimate and James proposes. Kawena turns him down, knowing that he wants a proper bride and she id definitely not that. Can James convince her that she is what he needs? This was a great addition to the Duke's Sons series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, now off to read all the others, of course not in order. Lol!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Lord James Greshan was at Oxford University at his brother Alan’s garden party. James ship had been destroyed from a storm seven hundred miles off shore. As long as James could remember he had been crazy about the sea. Leaving home at sixteen to start as a midshipman on a man- of war- ship. All James had wanted to do was captain a navy ship. His lost his ship -The Chares- after only two years after he became captain. After ten years of service they had given James a medal and told him to enjoy some well deserved rest. Now James was waiting for a new posting. James was seriously thinking of settling down and leaving the navy. There was a conflict in James with his love of the sea and the closeness of his parents marriage that men in the navy couldn't hope to have being away from their family so much out of the year. James sister in law Ariel had become a wizard at matchmaking and James asked who she could come up with for him. Then someone slipped into the party looking like a boy wanting to shoot James only she wasn’t a boy but a female calling James a thief and murderer . James had already taken her to the ground . the James picked her up and threw her over his shoulder and took her into the house. James had no idea what he supposedly had done. The woman’s name was Kawena and believed James killed her father who was an English gentleman . Kawana came from the island Valatu . with her father's death Kawana had lost more than a parent but the one person who accepted her completely as she was especially with her dual heritage. Kawana’s father had been her anchor and without him she was lost. Kawana was determined someone that had been on James’s ship had robbed her father and she wanted to find the crew even though James’s ship had been decommissioned. I couldn’t really get into this story . especially as it seem to drag for me really bad in some parts. The plot wasn’t that good as far as I am concerned. The story was also predictable. This story just wasn’t for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lord James Gresham was made captain of the navy ship, The Charis, and two years ago the ship became no longer usable. Now, he is waiting and hoping for a new posting. James’s father is the Duke of Longford and James is one of six brothers. James’s younger brother, Alan, and Alan’s wife Ariel, are at a garden party when an intruder runs in and James is able to stop the intruder from shooting him. Dressed as a man, the intruder turns out to be a female. Her name is Kawena, age 20, from the Polynisian island of Valuta. The young woman believes that when James’s ship stopped at her island, James killed her father. But when she meets and talks to James, she realizes that he is not lying and he did not harm her father. Her father was English and married to a Polynesian woman. Kawena claims that when James’s ship stopped at her island, someone from his ship stole her father’s cache of gemstones. Since the ship is now disabled, an Admiral must be located to help find the men who had been on James’s ship and try to discover who might be the thief. As they work together, they are attracted to one another. However, Kawena realizes that since she is not a proper English woman, she would not make him a good bride. This was a different type of plot and Kawena is a stubborn young miss. However, the story did not appeal to me for I found it difficult to believe that a family would simply accept this young lady’s story and invite her into their home and lives. However, I’m sure others will enjoy the story. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest and fair review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
She needs love but wants revenge. He lives for the adventure of the sea, but knows he has responsibilities to keep. What the Duke Doesn't Know is a journey vengeance, finding inner peace and being true to one's self. Kawena has to learn how to move forward without bitterness and anger and accept what cannot be changed, as well as all the traits that make her unique. James needs to discover that being true to your heart does not mean letting go of what he loves but understanding what it requires to blend his heart'safe desire and his life's responsibilities in a way that proves to be both beneficial and relaxing. Kawena and James' pathway to acceptance is enlightening and inspiring but monotonous at times.