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Subject: Who's your favorite Duke? Historical, not Bo or Luke
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:11 PM ET
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Mine would have to be Robert Knight from Gaelen Foley's  The Duke  because he redeems himself in such grand style and Wulfric Bedwyn from Mary Balogh's Slightly Dangerous because eventhough I loved him, I wanted him brought down from his pedestal and he was.

Kim, we know you love Julian Sinclair, but who else?



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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:18 PM ET
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I like Alec, Duke of Belmore from the book Bewitching by Jill Barnett. If there was ever a duke that needed a little magic in his life it is him :P

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 4:11 PM ET
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You already named the first two that came to my mind, but there's also the nummy Tris in St. Raven by Jo Beverley. And Rafe from Eloisa James' sisters series is very sweet. And I was just thinking about Only a Duke Will Do by Sabrina Jeffries today, he's so tortured! 

 

 

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Anthony, the Duke of Tremore, from Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke...with a smart heroine to bring him down a notch.

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Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, from Julia Quinn's THE DUKE AND I.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 6:10 PM ET
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Ditto Wulfric Bedwyn and Simon Bassett - two of my all time favorites -- on my keeper shelves. :)

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 6:24 PM ET
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Since I just read and loved The Duke and I, I'm also going to have to go with Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings.

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Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:33 AM ET
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Well of course I have to name Julian Sinclair from Duke of Shadows:P

But there's also...

Christian Langland, The Duke of Jervaulx from Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm - a major hottie, IMHO.

Wulfric Bedwyn, Duke of Bewcastle from Mary Balogh's Bedwyn series, most definitely.

And I couldn't leave out Devil Cynster.

Or Michael Tremore, the hunky rat catcher who transforms into the Duke of Arles in Judith Ivory's The Proposition - one of my favorite books (and heroes).

And last, but definitely not least, Varian St. Clare, The Duke of Harrow from Marsha Canham's The Iron Rose is quite yummy as well.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 10:41 AM ET
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Clayton Westmoreland from 'Whitney My Love" = The Duke of Claymore

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 11:53 AM ET
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Wulf and Simon Bassett for me, too.

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I don't know how I forgot about The Duke of Claymore or his ancestor Royce Westmoreland  from Kingdom Of Dreams. They're both on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 2:53 PM ET
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I so sooo sooo sooo sooo agree with Denise A. and Brenda cause no one can beat The Duke of Claymore. Clayton is sexy, has a hard edge, and is,  d*mn straight, THE MAN!!

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:55 AM ET
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I have not read Slightly Dangerous, but I did read Simply Love by Balogh where Wulfric made a brief appearance and interested me enough to order his book. Now it's sitting in my TBR just waiting it's turn.

 

With so many sexy dukes listed here my reminder list is definitely growing!

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 5:03 PM ET
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Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran, Hands Down.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 9:25 AM ET
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Alexander Christian, Duke of Sutherland from Wicked Angel by Julia London