Friday 5 July 2019

Audio: Anything but a Duke - Christy Carlyle

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Series: The Duke's Den, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-14-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
Historical romance
To review

Iverson is a selfmade man, known for taking chances and making money. But he is a commoner and some doors are closed. So he needs a noble lady to wed.

I did like him, ok so yes he is marrying for status, but the woman he would marry would probably only marry him for money. A match made in the ton. And all he does it for new inventions and the greater good.

There is also a tiny subplot where he tries to find out what happened to his mother and who she was.

Then there is Diana, an inventor, who visits Shark Tank, I mean The Duke's den. What is there not to like, she wanted to invent things, she loved science.

She will help him find a wife, he will help her invention.

And they fall in love, scratch that, he starts to feel things, she takes longer. I also liked that the plot really was about them getting closer and starting to fall. No unnecessary drama.

Enjoyable, and I hope the last friend finds love one day then too.

Karen Cass
I liked her voice. She fit really well for historical romance. She did different voices well, and I really got the feel of the time from her

Self-made man Aidan Iverson has seen more closed doors in his thirty years than he’s ever cared to count. As a member of the elite Duke’s Den, he has all the money he could possibly need, but the one thing he can’t purchase is true power. If roguish Aidan can’t buy his way into society’s hallowed halls, he’ll resort to a more extreme measure: marriage.
Brought up to be a proper lady, the only thing Diana Ashby desires is to be left alone to the creation of her own devices. But when her dreams are crushed, she must find another way to secure the future of her invention. Knowing his desire to enter her world, Diana strikes a deal to arrange Aidan’s marriage to the perfect lady—as long as that lady isn’t her. She doesn’t need any distractions from her work, particularly of the sinfully handsome variety.
As Diana and Aidan set out to find him an aristocratic match, neither are prepared for the passion that ignites between them or the love they can’t ignore.
In the Duke’s Den, can happiness ever be a winning prospect?


  1. Sounds a perfect or near perfect book/listen.

  2. No drama sounds good. There's usually so much drama in romance books.

  3. Diana sounds like an unusual lady for the time. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

    1. Especially when you see what she invented

  4. Aww, an inventor named Diana ♥

  5. LOL, Shark Tank! Duke's Den does sound like the historical version of that :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I really liked it, it was such a fun twist

  6. I don't think that I have read this author least not recently. Sounds like one I would like.



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