Book Reviews of The Hazards of Hunting a Duke (Desperate Debutantes, Bk 1)

The Hazards of Hunting a Duke (Desperate Debutantes, Bk 1)
The Hazards of Hunting a Duke - Desperate Debutantes, Bk 1
Author: Julia London
ISBN-13: 9781416516156
ISBN-10: 1416516158
Publication Date: 5/23/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 233 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I think this is one of her best. It's a great read and you won't be able to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
Book One of the series!! Good but predictable!
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Helpful Score: 2
After their mother's untimely death, Ava Fairchild, her sister Phoebe, and their cousin Greer discover their family's fortune is now under the control of their penny-pinching stepfather, Lord Downey. To avoid Downey's plan to marry them off to the first suitors who show up, Ava decides to find her own husband. Fortunately, Ava has already met the perfect candidate: Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton. Tired of being pressed by his father to abandon his rakish ways and marry a respectable woman, Jared realizes that marrying Ava offers the perfect solution to his problems. What Jared gets, however, is a wife who isn't about to accept a mere marriage of convenience but rather a woman who will settle for nothing less than a marriage based on love. The first in a new series by the exceptionally entertaining London, this romance is another of her delectable combinations of superbly crafted characters, graceful writing, and sinfully sexy romance.
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Helpful Score: 2
Julie London introduces a sexy, wildly romantic and emotionally charged new trilogy in which three aristocratic young ladies, upon discovering they are destitute, resort to desperate means to keep up appearances...and find the husbands of their dreams.
This is the first of the new series. Ava, the eldest, is swept into a whirlwind romance and marriage; but discovers her husband has ulterior motives of his own. Marriages of convenience workfor some, but for Ava a loveless bond won't do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband's demons so that he might be free to choose to give her his heart for the right reason; because she in the ONLY woman he will ever truly desire.
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Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't put it down!!! This was a great read. It really pulls on all your emotional strings. If you like historical romances, you will love this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of fun, good tension between characters.
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I liked this book enough to finish it in two days however it was not good enough that I would stay up all night to read. I didn't particularly like the heroine. I thought the conflict was good but then it resolved at the end with no effort or reason.

I do plan on reading The Perils of Pursing a Prince (Desperate Débutantes,Bk 2)so I liked it enough to read the next one.
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Liked this series much better than Rogues of Regent St. You couldn't wait to read the next in series.
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1st book in Desperate Series. Great read look forward to the others in the series. Love the characters Ava & Jared. You can't help to love Jared he's never had true love in his life until Ava and then he doesn't know what to do with it. Ava? She's beautiful smart and and determined to have it all. I'll let you read the book to see if she gets everything she wants.
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Very good book, really like Ava, though could have smacked Jared a few times
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Great book for a first in a series, can't wait for the next one. Fun and easy to like main characters, each having their own troubles, very good read!
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Wonderful first book in a new trilogy by Julia London!
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Pleasure to read.
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1st in a new trilogy. What ends will 3 young ladies go to when they discover they are destitute
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This was a fun book....am looking forward to reading the rest of the sisters' stories.
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A great read. Entertaining!
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Really enjoyable! The back cover blurb was a little misleading though & made me think they get married right away but they don't until half way thru, but I still liked the story.
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pretty good-worth a read but not the best I've read
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I throughly enjoyed this book, did not want to put it down.
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Excellent first book of London's new 'Desperate Debutantes' triology.
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This was my first Julia London book, and I absolutely loved it loved it loved it! I put off checking this author out for a while, because of mixed reviews, but this book was absolutely brilliant! I can't get over how addicted I was to this book. Each scene was so delicately written, so much thought and intent and mood. And I am ever so interested in reading Greer's story now! My interest is so peaked!
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Good book ! Quick read. Will be interesting to read the ones about her sisters, too !
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When the young ladies of the Fairchild family learn that their stepfather has absconded with their late mother's fortune, Ava, the eldest, hunts down the notoriously wealthy rakehell Jared Broderick, the Marquis of Middleton and heir to a dukedom. Much to her shock and delight, the marquis sweeps her into a whirlwind romance and proposes marriage. But after their passionate wedding night, Ava discovers Jared has ulterior motives of his own. Not only does he expect her to deliver an heir while he continues to enjoy a rogue's life, but Ava also suspects she is a pawn in her husband's quest for revenge. Marriages of convenience work for some, but for Ava a loveless bond won't do. So she devises a bold plan to confront her husband's demons so that he might be free to choose to give her his heart for the right reason: because she is the only woman he will every truly desire.
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GREAT!!!