Friday 3 December 2021

Audio: After dark with the Duke by Julie Anne Long

The Palace of Rogues, Book 4

Narrated by: Justine Eyre

Series: The Palace of Rogues, Book 4

Harper Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins

Release date: 11-30-21

Historical romance

to review

Mariana was a bit different. She is an opera singer, she has taken lovers (but she did not put those two men against each other for that duel!). And she really want to get back to her world, but everyone shuns her since two lords dueled over her. She ends up at the Palace at the Thames, and the owners know a lady in distress. The gossip is clearly wrong.

Then we have James, straight laced, celebrated war hero. Trying to write his memoirs. And looking down at Mariana, cos he does believe gossip. Also every woman wants to get close to him, being a Duke and all.

They butt heads. They grow closer since they see beneath the surface. But he is still a Duke, and she is a disgraced opera singer.

but we all know love conquers all! Yes go go Duke!

Justine Eyre is always awesome! She is one of my favorite narrators and it is always a joy listening to her

She arrives in the dead of night, a mob out for blood at her heels: Mariana Wylde, the “Harlot of Haywood Street,” an opera diva brought low by a duel fought for her favors. But the ladies of the Grand Palace on the Thames think they can make a silk purse from scandal: They’ll restore her reputation and share in her triumph...provided they can keep her apart from that other guest.

Coldly brilliant, fiercely honorable, General James Duncan Blackmore, the Duke of Valkirk, is revered, feared, desired...but nobody truly knows him. Until a clash with a fiery, vulnerable beauty who stands for everything he scorns lays him bare. It’s too clear the only cure for consuming desire is conquest, but their only chance at happiness could lead to their destruction.

The legendary duke never dreamed love would be his last battleground. Valkirk would lay down his life for Mariana, but his choice is stark: risk losing her forever, or do the one thing he vowed he never would...surrender.


  1. great review and I want that green dress :)

  2. Yep, love Justine Eyre! This sounds like a good one.

  3. Yes to Justine Eyre I have just chosen one she narrates to listen to next.

  4. Ooh definitely a cozy cover. I think the character being an opera singer is pretty cool, definitely a bit different!

    1. And she so loved her job too, even if a bit had back then with grubby hands

  5. it's nice to find a book you enjoy.

  6. This sounds like something that I would really enjoy. Great review!

  7. This sounds like something that I would really enjoy. Great review!



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