Friday, 16 August 2019

Audio: Say no to the Duke - Eloisa James



Narrated by: Susan Duerden
Series: Wildes of Lindow Castle, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 06-25-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
Historical romance
I got this book in exchange for an honest review


I tried not to picture them too much, I did like that it was 1780s, but the wigs, ugh, the wigs, lol.

Betsy has done her best to put on the persona of the good girl persona, the perfect society girl, the perfect bride to be. All to wash away the stigma of her mother running away with a Prussian (also her sister's book looks to be really interesting as she is blonde and obviously not a Wilde.)

But yes, Betsy is not really the quiet demure one, she is a Wilde, she rides horse standing up shooting arrows. She plays billiard and she wants to wear breeches. But she also wants to show everyone that she can catch a Duke. She is also really scared that showing passion means that she will run away and leave her kids. She carry her mother's shame in her heart.

Jeremy has ptsd from the revolutionary war. He drinks (and not) and tries to continue a normal life.

They banter, a lot! The things they say, wow, this is not regency. They do say the naughtiest things.

One problem I had was that they talk, a lot! Honestly a bit too much, the whole book was these two talking.

I also wanted more of aunt know? I have no idea how to spell that. But she fun! And the brother's books do sound fun, as those her sisters that will come.

I also felt that she should totally have gone for the Duke. Sure he was stuffy, but I think he would have been great. But then she was wild and he was too. So Betsy and Jeremy will surely continue to banter the rest of their lives.

I did want more of the supportive cast cos they sounded fun!

Narrator
She was great with all voices, she really got Betsy's voice right, the perfect blend of demure and wild.

Lady Betsy Wilde’s first season was triumphant by any measure, and a duke has proposed - but before marriage, she longs for one last adventure.

No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan - but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. If she wins a billiards game, he’ll provide the breeches.

If he wins...she is his, for one wild night.

But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough? 

In the most important battle of his life, he’ll have to convince Betsy to say no to the duke.

30 comments:

  1. I don't know. Sometimes, I like dialogues but there's got to be a balance, ya know?

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  2. I haven't read anything by James in years because she had a cheating hero and now I have trust issues lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  3. Doesn't sound like my thing, but I do admit I'm a bit curious about the naughty banter!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was so naughty! I mean for the time, I was shocked ;)

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  4. Eloisa James usually writes a good novel. Hmm lots of dialogue, that's interesting because some books just don't have enough and then this one sounds like it has maybe a little too much.

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    1. I honestly did not feel they did anything else but talk talk talk, it came to the point I was all just do it! And I skim those scenes

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  5. I love the covers for these kinds of books. Such a pretty dress.

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  6. Wigs creep me out, but the naughty talk sounds fun. :)

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  7. You know I don't do audio reads, but I'm definitely a fan of James' work. Never really thought about the wigs. (lol) Hugs, RO

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    1. There are not many romances set in this time, luckily lol

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  8. I have read all of the earlier books in this series so I hope to get to this one soonish. It sounds like it was pretty good overall.

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    1. I hope that you will enjoy it then! Talking too much is not the same in print

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  9. Haha! I know what you mean!! Whenever I read a book that describes people wearing wigs (historically and purely for fashion), I just imagine them with white hair instead. It makes it easier. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Aha, I shall do that! Cos girl, wigs are NOT hot

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  10. I really need to try more from this author!

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  11. Wait... she says NO for real? How can anyone say no to the Duke?!

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    1. I know! Crazy! But I do hope the sister says yes instead

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