Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare audiobook

Romancing the Duke: Castles Ever After

By Tessa Dare
Read by Carmen Rose

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062240194

The Castles Ever After Series: Book 1

9.00 Hours Unabridged
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As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan?  Abducted by handsome highwayman?  Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.

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Summary

Summary

A 2015 RITA Award Winner

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan? 

Abducted by handsome highwayman? 

Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and . . . Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“‘An intrepid heroine, a brooding hero, delightful secondary characters (including an ermine named Snowdrop), and just enough angst and passion to turn this into a Dare fan’s delight…There are modern-day references galore that turn every scene into a joy and leave readers smiling. Isn’t that one reason for reading romance?” RT Book Review (4½ stars, Top Pick)
“A unique twist to a fairy tale, complete with an ancient castle, a damsel in distress, and a wounded hero…Dare’s lyrical writing and expert, intense character development make this a romance to be savored with the eager expectation of future series installments.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Splendidly talented Dare creates cleverly written dialogue, exceptionally appealing characters, and an engaging plot that gives a wink toward Beauty and the Beast and a nod to fandom, all key components in this wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic novel, the perfect launch to Dare’s new Castles Ever After series.” Booklist (starred review)
“Izzy Goodnight has long given up on fairy tales, so she is shocked to learn that she has inherited a castle and must figure out what to do with the wounded duke who lives there…Dare starts her new series with a unique story line, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren’t each at a nadir in life’s journey.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A perfect start to a new series, this spicy Regency lovefest offers an appealing story, witty dialog, and an engagingly quirky cast of characters.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Tessa Dare

Author Bio: Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English