Along Came A Duke (Rhymes with Love, #1)
“A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.” Aunt Allegra A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr.... show more
“A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.” Aunt Allegra A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth—a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions." But the same can't be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha's path. He spies a rebellious streak in her that matches his own and he makes it his mission to save her from such a passionless match, interfering in her life at every turn. All too soon, Preston—whose very name spells ruin—has Tabitha caught between the good fortune that guarantees her security, and his kiss, which promises an entirely different kind of happily-ever-after.
Publish date: May 29th 2012
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 19th Century
, Regency Romance
Series: Rhymes With Love (#1)
I struggled with this book a bit, but the ending more than made up for it. I was charmed by the village setting, and amused by Preston's antics. It seemed to be a twist on the Cinderella fairy tale, but wasn't really pushy with it. It was all around a good read, and I am looking forward to the ot...
While a little slow, I did ultimately enjoy the book. When the two meet, the attraction is instant. But, there were times that I felt like they weren't really into each other and only knew it because I was told. I also felt like it took the forever to get together. I think the book could have been...
Lighthearted and witty. Just what I needed. A rake with a golden heart, besotted with the heroine from the moment he meets her. I totally loved the witty dialogue between the two, and really all the characters. There is a lot of back and forth, like a comedy, but there is still also a lot of heart t...
Really pretty awful. There is simply no plot at all.