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Waking Up With the Duke (London's Greatest Lovers) Mass Market Paperback – June 28, 2011
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From the Back Cover
They are masters of seduction,London's greatest lovers . . .
Renowned for his bedchamber prowess,Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley,owes a debt to a friend. But the paymentexpected is most shocking, even to anunrepentant rake—for he's being asked toprovide his friend's exquisite wife withwhat she most dearly covets: a child.
Living for pleasure, they willgive their hearts to no one . . .
Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort,is furious that such a scandalous agreementwould be made. If she acquiesces, theremust be rules: no kissing . . . and, certainly,no pleasure.
Until love takes them by surprise.
But unexpected things occur with thesurprisingly tender duke—especially onceLady Jayne discovers the rogue can makeher dream again . . . and Ransom realizeshe's found the one woman he trulycannot live without.
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This book as an incredible, unbelievable premise. Lady Jayne's husband asks the Duke of Ainsley to impregnant his wife since he himself cannot. When I read the description, I was concerned that I would never be able to get past that. To me the premise was so unbelievable and frankly a little disgusting as the premise for a romance novel that i passed over reading it many times.
I'm so glad that I finally gave in. I decided to take the book on its terms and accept the premise and found that I loved the story that it told. The romance between Ainsley and Jayne is emotional and compelling. He romances her because she genuinely cares about her and always has. The book is very emotional and the characters shine. Ainsley is one of my favorite heroes. He is a very private, caring man -- something I really didn't get from the other two books of this series.
This is by far my favorite book in the series!
That being said, that plot remains unbelieveable. I, however, care more about characters than plot and thus I didn't mind it.
I recommend this book if you are aware of the plot and are willing to overlook the lack of realism involved.
I give the book 4 stars...however, it might move up when I read it again someday since I never give a book 5 stars on a first read.
Note on my ratings system:
5 stars (I only give 5 stars for books I have read multiple times and would read again and again -- a true keeper)
4 stars (4 stars is a book, I like a lot but lacks that extra special quality or a book I really love but have only read once)
3 stars (a decent book that I enjoyed at the time but probably wouldn't read again)
2 stars (book I couldn't finish or didn't like)
1 star (yuck)