The Runaway Duke
Ruined! No one could ever accuse Rebecca Tremaine of being a proper young lady. She's wretched at embroidery, pitiful at the pianoforte, and entirely too informed about the human body, courtesy of her father's scientific journals. And now she's been compromised by a dandy she despises! When her... show more
Ruined! No one could ever accuse Rebecca Tremaine of being a proper young lady. She's wretched at embroidery, pitiful at the pianoforte, and entirely too informed about the human body, courtesy of her father's scientific journals. And now she's been compromised by a dandy she despises! When her parents arrange a hasty marriage, there is only one man she can turn to for help. Rescued! No one knows that Irish groom Connor Riordan is the fifth Duke of Dunbrooke, "killed" in action at Waterloo, and he wants it to stay that way. But a true gentleman never turns away a damsel in distress. Soon Connor and Rebecca dash away-only to be pursued by bumbling highwaymen, a scheming duchess, and Rebecca's fiance. Ravished! Being with the beautiful and desirable Rebecca jeopardizes Connor's secret every day-and tests his willpower every night. For if ever there was a reason to bring the Duke of Dunbrooke back from the dead, it would be to make Miss Tremaine his Duchess!
Publish date: August 1st 2004
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
The beginning of the book had me thinking it would be a light good hearted read and it pretty much was from start to finish. I found myself really liking the character of Rebecca, she had a sort of exuberant naiveté which was endearing. I have to give props to Julie Anne Long for writing in such a...
Closer to 3.5. I love Julie Anne Long's writing or this one wouldn't have held up. She created a couple of really good lead characters and then tossed them in a story so rife with coincidences it was laughable. Really, the coincidences were so outrageous that they should have been remarked on in a p...
Kind of a madcap romance, like an old-fashioned movie screwball comedy, with far too many coincidences in the plot, especially where the bumbling villains and villainess keep popping up in the story. But lots of fun and the relationship between the hero and heroine was just loverly. Really fine debu...
It makes me very sad to give this just one star because JAL has written other books that I've rated with five stars. I couldn't finish this one. Nothing about it appealed to me. Normally I am okay with over a ten year age difference between H/h but because he met her when she was twelve and he was...