Saturday 10 February 2024

Audio: Dating the Duke by Emma Hart

By: Emma Hart

Narrated by: Will Watt, Shakira Shute

Series: Aristocrat Diaries, Book 2

Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins

Release date: 05-10-22

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Contemporary romance/From

I tried this one after my first Emma Hart book, but I did not feel like this one was as good. It was still good, but not as funny or cute. The romance was lacking somehow.

Adelaide is tutoring the daughter of a Duke. But then  Adelaide moves in the same circles so she know Alexander.

I felt the book was more about her becoming a part of the family. How she and Olympia, the kid, forms a bond. I wanted more of the crochet circle cos they sounded fun. Alexander´s mum´s antics. More Alexander. I think the problem was in a way that it was Hers and His parts and for me it did not hit me as it should have.

From the blurb I thought one thing, but it was not like that at all to be honest.

Still it was good. I do wonder is it her sister´s book next? It sounds interesting if so. But I wanted the laughs of the one I read first.

Sighs, this sounds bad! It was good! I just wanted the laughs from that other one.

I liked the female narrator, the male was good too, but...dunno, something. Not as good

My name is Adelaide Astley, and if there was anything remotely exciting about me to tell you, I would.  Sure, my uncle is the Duke of Leicester, and my mother bucked family tradition to marry “below” her and open a hotel, but I’m nothing but an aspiring author with a Tudor era obsession. Oh, and I’m spending the summer tutoring the daughter of the current Duke of Worcester—who happens to be a regular in my highly inappropriate midnight dreams. 

Thirty-year-old Alexander Winthrop-Bentley is so not my type, but hours of chess games and arguments over Tudor dynasties mean we’re thrown together more often than we should be. And when he shares with me that he needs a date for a charitable event, my mouth betrays me by offering myself up for the evening. 

How I find myself naked in the library is another matter entirely. Ahem. 

When the society papers declare us an item, neither of us have the heart to tell our families the truth. Only my twin sister and best friend know the truth, but they both agree we need to keep up the charade, even if only for the summer.  But when the end of August comes and my return home beckons, I have to ask myself a question: Is it only his daughter who’s stolen my heart, or has Alexander done the very same thing?


  1. Sometimes they's just a little something missing. Glad it was good nevertheless tho!

  2. I have read a couple of her books. This sounds good even if it isn't as good as the others.

    1. I need a super fan to point me to the amazing ones

  3. But there isn't a DUKE square this year!

  4. Glad to hear you enjoyed it overall despite it missing something.

  5. Yeaaa maybe the lack of comedy hindered it.



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