Desperately Seeking a Duchess: All the Duke's Sins, Book 2

Desperately Seeking a Duchess: All the Duke's Sins, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 10 hours and 13 minutes
Author Christi Caldwell
Narrator Timothy Campbell Release Date 24 May 2022
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank #41,737 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#280 in Regency Romance
#20,144 in Historical Romance (Books)
#38,831 in Historical Fiction (Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful second book in series
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice continuation for these unconventional siblings’ tales
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice continuation for these unconventional siblings’ tales
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 24 May 2022
📚 Desperately Seeking a Duchess 🏑
All the Duke's Sins Book 2
✒️ Christi Caldwell

Will they be able to sort out their disparities to see what brings them together …

This story stands alone but I would recommend to read the previous books or at last the prequel to understand the dynamic between the characters.
What astonished me most is the lack of moments between Caitlin and her father outside the scolding scenes.
I understood Caitlin and her plight as a lonely young woman with a thirst for knowledge, who found herself lost in a world she knows nothing about and feels like an outsider.
But when she suddenly is responsible for the unemployment of the hero’s brother by shunning the rules, at first she seems to have no real qualms about it. This is no simple fact when people rely on someone’s living. So I was mad at her, until she pull her weight and uses her wit and will to have him reinstated.
After that I just loved her. And the story became easier for me to read.
After, I understand she took her chance because going to the city was a way to gain the knowledge she craved, but why accept at first this masquerade of turning herself into a Lady when she has no envy to be one, she could have asked her father for a compromise, and refused to be paraded among his peers when she has no need of it.
She could simply have been herself enjoying the city as she longed without being trussed like a chicken to fit her absentee of a father’s desire to make amend.
Hopefully she finally stands her ground and tells everyone what she wants and doesn’t.
Courtland appears at first as a ne’er-do-well, even if he is a charming one. Yet at the same time, he is fun, sweet and a real tease. From his first encounter with Caitlin, sparks fly and bullets too.
When they meet again, she immediately understands she has been misled, still she is at ease with this rake who is not really one.
He hides behind his libertine’s way that he is a man who cherishes his people, always putting them first and himself last. An habit he has taken since childhood, trying his best to protect them from their bully of a sire.
This is what endeared him to me, he is like Caitlin, longing for something else but kept in jail by his own circumstances.

Then coming between them, there are Caitlin’s brothers, in overprotective mode, when for years she did fend for herself, they could have a bit more faith in herself. Still they are forgivable as they only want what they believe is best for her.
There is too Courtland’s younger sister, she is quite entertaining even if her behavior is at time beyond her years. She also can act like a child of her age. After we base our judgment on our view of how things are now, when in the past, children were asked/tasked much more and from a much tender age than now ( I remember reading such demands in The misfortunes of Sophie by The Comtesse de Ségur, children were expected to so much more than now and at six, Sophie spoke and behaved like a little adult).

About the debtors prison often talked about, be sure to read Barbara from Flippin’Pages review, she shares a link with enlightening informations.

4 stars

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 onscreen foreplays and lovemaking scenes.

I have been granted an advance copy by the publisher, here is my true and unbiased opinion.
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