(Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth

READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill

SUMMARY Ñ The Brooding Duke of Danforth SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth Stranded at a house partywith the mysterious dukeWhen a storm hits outspoken Abigail Prescott is trapped at a house party with Benedict. I ve given this a C at AAR so that s 25 stars rounded upYou know that feeling when after finishing a book you sit and wonder what on earth you just read That s me after finishing Christine Merrill s The Brooding Duke of Danforth It had the potential to be an engaging second chance romancecourtship story played out against a look at the way gossip and rumour affected the relationship between the two principals he a wealthy duke who by virtue of his gender and title is practically bullet proof she the product of a union between drunkard and a social climbing cit who has to care about what people think and say The trouble is that the book is well a bit of a mess There s a Big Mis that could and should have been cleared up before the story even started but which isn t really tackled until almost the half way point and even then isn t completely cleared up until the second half the romance is almost non existent the heroine s willingness to jump into bed with the hero is out of character and even when the pair talk out their differences they still manage to screw things up at the eleventh hourIn the book s prologue we re introduced to Benedict Moore Duke of Danforth and his long standing friend Lenore the widowed Lady Beverly Benedict has decided it s time he married and is thus attending Almack s Assembly Rooms with the intention of looking about him for a suitable bride His attention is captured by a lovely and poised young woman who is accompanied by her loud obnoxious father and overdressed mother Danforth immediately determines to rescue her from her father s obvious tirade by dancing with her but is impressed when he realises she doesn t need rescuing at all handling her father s anger with coolly controlled aplombChapter one opens three months later and we find Abigail Prescott and her mother taking refuge from a broken down carriage and some terrible weather at Comstock Manor home of the Earl and Countess of Comstock It turns out that Abigail did indeed receive and accept a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Danforth but that she jilted him on their wedding day realising she couldn t marry a man who hadn t spoken to her since he asked for her hand and had shown no signs of being interested in her or of wanting to get to know her Sadly the weather and carriage problems aren t the only bad news Abigail is destined to receive that day Danforth is one of the Comstocks guests and meeting him again is going to be unavoidableWhen Danforth sees Abigail again it s with mixed emotions anger that she left him at the altar without explanation but admiration and attraction too Realising he still wants to marry her he determines to court her properly while they re stuck at the mercy of the weather and I settled in for a story of courtship and re awakening love But what could have been a cute and enjoyable romance took that wrong turn at Alburuerue and became a series of episodes that simply jumped from one to the next rather than giving the feel of cohesive and organic development The characters are poorly developed and not very interesting all we really learn about them is tied up in how they react to being gossiped about Danforth s famous implacability is something he s cultivated since a young age having grown up with a father who was constantly berating and yelling at him he learned that the best way to do with it was simply not to react Thus he learned not to care what people said of him while for Abigail it s the opposite her father s freuent drunken rages push her to megrims and nausea and although like Danforth she s learned not to show any reaction she detests gossip and has done everything she can to avoid itThe other big stumbling block in the story surrounds the Big Mis I mentioned at the beginning Early on in the story we learn that one of the reasons Abigail jilted Danforth was because of his relationship with Lenore who is widely presumed to be his mistress Abigail couldn t face the prospect of being dogged by gossip or finding herself an object of pity because her husband s affections lay elsewhere But and this isn t a spoiler because it too is made clear early on Lenore isn t Danforth s mistress and never has been but the pair of them encourage that perception because Danforth doesn t care about gossip and is content for Lenore to use him as a cover for the affairs she really does have While this was actually uite interesting it s problematic for a number of reasons Firstly Danforth and Lenore allow Abigail to continue under this misconception for almost half the book and even when they do tell her the truth they do it so obliuely that she still isn t sure what to believe until well into the second half And secondly neither of them seems to understand or care that their continuing to act as they have in the past will still be a problem for Abigail if she marries Danforth that even though Lenore isn t Danforth s lover the appearance of it will still cause the sort of gossip Abigail jilted him to avoid in the first place I thoroughly disliked both of them for being so completely wrapped up in their own concerns when Abigail actually asks When precisely will my needs take priority over hers Danforth still can t see the problem and actually proves the truth of what Abigail has said by arguing with her about the need to end the charadeThere are some nice moments between Abigail and Danforth earlier in the book where they do actually talk and he s able to show Abigail that he was never indifferent to her and begins to win her over so well in fact that while her reservations about marrying Danforth don t disappear immediately she s happy to have sex with him For one thing I couldn t believe that a young woman so careful of her reputation would do that and for another there s no real relationship development and little to no chemistry between themUltimately the bland characters inconsistencies in the story and the sadly underdeveloped romance in The Brooding Duke of Danforth combine to make it a below average read and I can t recommend it

SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth

The Brooding Duke of Danforth

SUMMARY Ñ The Brooding Duke of Danforth SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth Sudden engagement But reunited once Benedict seems determined to win her back and make her his duchess His method irresistible seduction. I met the author at a book fair and am sorry I waited a couple of months to read this entertaining but spicy Regency period Harleuin It was fun to watch a duke get spurned for all the right and wrong reasons then watch what happens when the story of their romance unravels and is rewoven during a rainy week in the English countryside With the help of an American ex pat and his family the Duke of Danforth learns to relax his stiff upper lip and release his inner sentiments When his best friend a lady with a secret gets mixed up in his romance who will come to the rescue but his former fianceI enjoyed this lively tale of romance and naughtiness all tangled up in a stormy week This is not the Harleuins of my youth not sweet and leaving bedroom scenes behind the door but the research was good It wasn t overly filled with descriptions of dress and setting or food either but intriguing with the host characters who were the subject of the authors earlier series I plan to read those too Those who like uick historical Regency romance with spice and few fru fru details will enjoy this one

READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill

SUMMARY Ñ The Brooding Duke of Danforth SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth Moore the Duke of Danforth the very man she was once betrothed to Wishing to know the man she was to marry Abigail had called off their. Benedict Moore the fourth Duke of Danforth age 32 knows it is time for him to get married Therefore tonight he is at Almack s When the lovely Abigail Abby Prescott enters the room Benedict is smitten with her beauty Abby does not have a title but her mother comes from new money The woman is rather pushy and wants her daughter to marry into the aristocracy Her father is a mean man who tends to drink too much Benedict observes how badly Abby s father treats her mother and is amused to overhear Abby threaten to make a scene if the man does not stop his behavior Now Benedict is truly smittenThe Countess of Comstock at Comstock Manor is graciously welcoming Abby and her mother as their carriage has broken down during a storm outside the manor They learn that there is a house party in progress and Benedict is one of guests It appears that at one time Abby and Benedict were to be married but she jilted him at the altar when she learned that he had a mistress Her mother was very embarrassed and both she and Abby are nervous about joining the party tonightAbby and Benedict get along well at the house party and some people even think they may be sneaking off together Are they Is there some way to repair this relationshipThis book had some confusing parts in it First we have Benedict not having even met Abby and the next page has her leaving him at the altar What I kept flipping back and forth in the book thinking I had either missed a couple of chapters or they had been left out of the book This was just not handled well as the author tried to explain it later in the book Not well done at allCopy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review


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  1. says: SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth Christine Merrill É 0 SUMMARY READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill

    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth I've given this a C at AAR so that's 25 stars rounded upYou know that feeling when after finishing a book you si

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    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth The title here yes pun intended really just rolls off the tongue This was a fun one particularly as I like a good Starchy Hero Gets

  3. says: (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth

    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth At Almacks Benedict the Duke of Danforth knew he had to start looking for a Duchess But as he turned to the door At the sight of her Benedict's breath stopped in his throat Surely this was the answers to his prayers for the young lady was a goddess He thought himself far too sensible to believe in love at first sight paraphrased from the first chapterWell that set the tone and I was enchanted But all is not well as the two become engaged bu

  4. says: (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth

    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth This was sadly one of those stories where either the characters are being so thick headed that you wanted to shake them or t

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    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill Review excerpted from my blog post over at FanSciHist My Rating 35 starsLibrary recommendation Recommended for public library historical romance collectionsWarning Hereafter you chance spoilers I will try never to reveal major plot points but to review any book you must reveal some parts of the story Number of titles I

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    SUMMARY The Brooding Duke of Danforth Christine Merrill É 0 SUMMARY READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill Benedict Moore the fourth Duke of Danforth age 32 knows it is time for him to get married Therefore tonight he is at Almackā€™s When the lovely Abigail Abby Prescott enters the room Benedict is smitten with her beauty Abby does not

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    Christine Merrill É 0 SUMMARY (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth I met the author at a book fair and am sorry I waited a couple of months to read this entertaining but spicy Regency period Harleuin It was fun to watch a duke get spurned for all the right and wrong reasons then watch wha

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    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill Stranded at a house partywith the mysterious dukeWhen a storm hits outspoken Abigail Prescott is trapped at a house party w

  9. says: (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth Christine Merrill É 0 SUMMARY READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill

    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth I was wondering why know one had reviewed this book yet so that did worry me a little however I must say that I did enjoy it and this is a new author for me Yes Abigail did annoy sometimes and there were times that

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    (Pdf Read) The Brooding Duke of Danforth READ ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Christine Merrill Innocent Abigail and the 'apparently' deviant Duke of DanforthFabulous A story of loyalty and deception of a heroine who finds society and gossip a struggle to cope with and a hero who in turn ignores it and man

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 288
  • The Brooding Duke of Danforth
  • Christine Merrill
  • English
  • 18 June 2020
  • 9781335635150