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What the Duke Wants by [Vayden, Kristin]
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Length: 240 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 595 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing (February 12, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IFG18NE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kristin Vayden wrote an engaging tale in What the Duke Wants! What happens when a duke, who just so happens to be one of the tons most notorious rakes, suddenly and unexpectedly becomes guardian to three young ladies? And then has a housekeeper who hires a gorgeous, irresistible governess to watch over these young wards? Will the duke fall for his governess? Is that ‘what the duke wants’?

Both Kristin Vayden’s writing and the story flowed beautifully. I just adored the characters and their interactions with each other. The dialogue is full of fun, witty banter that leaves you feeling connected to the characters and as if you were sitting there eavesdropping on their conversations.

I highly recommend this book – I enjoyed it so much I have already read it twice and it has only been out two days! This is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys Regency romance, magnificent banter between characters and a couple with fabulous chemistry and the makings of a great love story.
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This story is delightful, "almost" fairy tale like, and yes, the hero's complete turn about in his feelings and beliefs, are not very realistic (if at all). But for me that is the whole point of reading romance books, to escape the harsh realities of life. The fact that there were no very explicit love scenes, was a fabulous bonus for me ( I can use my imagination, thank you, very much). I also appreciated that the ending was not rushed, as a matter of fact, it was quite satisfying.

The plot line was so romantic, humorous, and entertaining, and very touching too. I loved, that the hero was instantly smitten, and that the reader got a lot of his point of view,- and his inner musings/conflicts were so funny and adorable.. I loved that the heroine was beautiful, smart and no push-over, even when she was very attracted to the hero, she refused to allow him to use her as a doormat. At times she even stopped his amorous advances, unlike most heroines, who tend to lose all pride, and perspective, basically willing to give in completely, in the middle of a crowd if need be, and it is the hero who usually, comes to his senses (I really hate that). I loved the secondary characters: the girls, and the match-making Lady. Bu above all I was over the moon, that this story was (for the most part) driven by the hero's feelings for her, not the other way around. It is so very difficult to find a romance book with this scenario!!!!!! Thus, I completely enjoyed the story, savoring every minute of my reading, and so sad to see it come to an end..
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By Carisa on February 16, 2014
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I was excited for this book to be released. I have loved everything that I have read by Kristin Vayden, so it was no surprise that I fell in love with this book.

The Duke, long known for his love of women, has quite the reputation to overcome when he finds himself having fallen for someone he did not expect. Oh the trials that he will have to go thru to win the heart of she, who he has fallen for.

I love that in this book both characters find that in forgetting ones self and putting another before ones desires, you truly find who you are and the love that goes with it.
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At this point I am just over 60% of the way through and so annoyed I needed to stop reading. Firstly, this tale could have been set in any time period, very few Regency specific references, so I would not say it fit the Recency category - although that is the least of my problems with it. Secondly, and most importantly, there is no excuse for a romantic hero to be constantly kissing his employee. This is not romance..this is immaturity and lack of self control (he is in his 30s and she is 19). I don't care if he thinks he wants to marry her. She is still works for him and is wholly dependent on his good will. I suppose the author thinks we are supposed to be so distracted by the idea of love/lust at first sight that we ignore this fact and see it as basic, clumsy courting since he only kisses her. If this hero were as wonderful as we are supposed to think he is he would be able to control his basic urges and work out the issues keeping him from offering for her! Or just go ahead and make her his mistress.

The author is not a bad writer. She does know how to tell a story although the overlong dialog does become arduous. I might try another of her books to see if it suffers the same annoyances however, if one wants to read great, romantic stories involving governesses and their employers I would highly recommend any of Deborah Hale's books. As I have unfortunately read all of hers, I was hoping this would be as satisfying. Instead I am angry at my wasted time.
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First let me say I purchased this book comparing it to another from Lisa Kleypas. She did a set of book about the Hathaways and their governess Catherine Marks. This book was very similar. The further I read the more I compared the two, it was hard not to. The book did start to take it's own twists and turns but by then I missed the way LK's books were written and it was hard for me to enjoy this book for what it was. That was the disappointment. It did end nicely but the hero (Charles) was no Leo from LK's book ,unfortunately, and Carlotta ( hated the name) was no Catherine Marks.
There were a lot of comments made about the indecency of Charles and his lack of self control. He did seem to contradict himself but I think that showed his passion for the heroin so it didn't bother me and they were kisses. Some of the reviews lead me to believe they were more, they weren't. The books I usually read in this genre do escalate these passionate scenes so I missed that in this book. I think if I wouldn't have went in with another book already in mind I would have enjoyed it more.
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