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Along Came a Duke (Rhymes with Love, Bk 1)
Along Came a Duke - Rhymes with Love, Bk 1 Author:Elizabeth Boyle “A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants.” Aunt Allegra — A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth -- a match that offers littl... more »e chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions."
But the same can't be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha's path. He spies a rebellious streak in her that matches his own and he makes it his mission to save her from such a passionless match, interfering in her life at every turn. All too soon, Preston -- whose very name spells ruin -- has Tabitha caught between the good fortune that guarantees her security, and his kiss, which promises an entirely different kind of happily-ever-after.« less
I can somewhat relate to some of the reviews posted. I did like the storyline, the rake of a duke was abit over the top for HR BUT I felt that what he did and said was something a lot of guys wanted to say. It did show how mean and deceiving family could be just to have a better standing in the ton and more money. I liked the banter between them. I hope that is really the way they would speak to each other when familiar. A good read.
It is a rare thing when I can not force myself to finish a book. Sometimes this consists on skimming the last few chapters to find the ending. This book however falls into the category of Could NOT even re-open to skim the ending. I found the heroine weak and spineless. The hero was completely unredeeming. Ugh.