Thursday 10 March 2022

Audio review: Last Duke standing

Narrated by: Justin Hill

Series: A Royal Match, Book 1

Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins

Release date: 02-22-22

Publisher: Harlequin Audio

Historical romance

to review

Alas, there was no last Duke standing. William is the heir to a Dukedom, but he is not there yet, and no other Dukes are running around. Lol, I do love Dukes, but sadly none here.

Justine is the heir of one of those million tiny made up European kingdoms, I mean we have a lot. Always mountains and tiny villages. But Justine has a problem, she needs to be married and can't find anyone. So her mother sends her to London to meet Queen Victoria, and to meet a matchmaker.

And she is given matches from hell, ok not that rough, but yes these are not good matches. She is also given a babysitter to keep her in line and he is the most annoying person in the world. But we do know that those annoying people are always ones they fall for.

Annoyance, banter, reluctant friendship and realisation that they are meant to be. But insert some drama and a problem William has with blackmail. But love can overcome anything if you band together.

I always feel that sometimes her books leans more toward fiction than romance. They just to. But there is romance and a happily ever after

He did a good job. I always like when a male narrates a romance, it just gives a different perspective and it works so well

When Crown Princess Justine of Wesloria is sent to England to learn the ropes of royalty, she falls under the tutelage of none other than Queen Victoria herself. Justine’s also in the market for a proper husband—one fit to marry the future queen of Wesloria.

Because he knows simply everyone, William, Lord Douglas (the notoriously rakish heir to the Duke of Hamilton seat in Scotland, and decidedly not husband material), is on hand as an escort of sorts. William has been recruited to keep an eye on the royal matchmaker for the Weslorian prime minister, tasked to ensure the princess is matched with a man of quality…and one who will be sympathetic to the prime minister’s views. As William and Justine are forced to scrutinize an endless parade of England’s best bachelors, they become friends. But when the crowd of potential grooms is steadily culled, what if William is the last bachelor standing?


  1. Sounds light hearted and fun. What we all need a dose of some of the time!

  2. Oh I love those little made up countries. Fab review

  3. I liked it... but not loved. The whole no duke thing bothered me the whole time.

    1. LOL, kind of same. I was all but why why?!?!

  4. This sounds like it was a really good read. I really need to read Julia London.

  5. Seems like another good historical and I really don't mind if it veers towards fiction more than romance.

  6. It looks nice to have a good time

  7. I was gonna say, it's quite rare to see a male narrate a romance. Glad he did well.

  8. You always fall for you fight with the most lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  9. Gah. I hate when books do that. Trickery!!!
    But other than the weird title, this does sound good. Plus I like the author so maybe.



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