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FREE READER ☆ DOC What the Duke Desires 9781451693461 ´ Maximilian Cale the Duke of Lyons long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother Peter who was presumed dead after being kidnapped When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive it leads Max straight to the winsoMaximilian Cale the Duke of Lyons long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother Peter who was presumed dead after being kidnapped When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud assertin Great book with a terrific plot which included historical facts romance and an intriguing mystery The plot twist when the mystery was solved at the end was thrilling to read This book gets 45 stars for me

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G that the Duke's brother is alive it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as hu Rating 3 out of 5The daughter of an English lord who promised her mother his French mistress marriage Lisette has grown up wary of men Correctly so as her social standing in life affords no marriage propositions but promises of a different kind The Duke of Lyons is borne of a family of mad men Fear of putting a wife through the nightmare his mother had to go through Maximilian does not want to marry but his duty to bring about an heir means that sooner or later he has to marryThe search for Max’s presumed dead older brother brings to two together to uncover the truth But their journey also brings emotions of another kind that threatens to tie them together for lifeThis novel was of an average read The plot and writing was good However there were some inconsistencies that detracted from my enjoymentview spoiler For example when Lisette and Max finally sleep together and Max offers marriage Lisette gets offended when Max correctly says that without his offer of marriage she might be bringing in illegitimate a word I am not fond of but that was commonplace in those days child in the world Lisette angrily says that if she finds herself in that position of course she would marry him But how was she to know that Max would offer her marriage when even before their sleeping together Max was refusing to marry her So what would she have done if she was left with a child with no marriage prospects I guess people could say that she knew in her heart that Max with do the right thing but such certainties especially with her history of a father who kept giving her mother hope of marriage but never followed through would make such a notion unfathomable So I didn’t understand her need to get all righteous when she has no real means of making things right I mean she can barely force a duke to marry her if he doesn’t want to I also disliked how Max subconsciously kept on testing her For example in the scene above Max thinks that he half expected her to accept the offer of marriage something which other women in her place would do I also hated what a hypocrite Max was There is a part at the end where he calls her mother a whore Yes he was angry but that doesn’t excuse him He can’t even properly apologise for it until way later But meanwhile when some other man calls her mother a whore he gets all righteous and uses his power as a duke over him Was I supposed to be impressed by this contradiction? Because I most certainly was not And finally Lisette melted even before Max apologised He calls her dearling and she melts faster than ice cream on a hot day I am not a big fan of malleable women no matter how authors painted them otherwise If they are strong in one aspect of their life it should reasonably translate to their personality and character as well hide spoiler

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What the Duke DesiresSband and wife in search of Tristan who has disappeared And the longer he spends with Lisette the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagin What the Duke Desires is a Pocket Books publication This is a June 2013 release Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the ARC copy of this bookMaximilian Cale The Duke of Lyons received a note from Tristan Bonnaud explaining that he may have evidence that the Duke's older brother Peter is still alive When the Duke arrives to meet Tristan Tristan never shows up Infuriated The Duke sets out to find Tristan This leads him to Tristan's sister LisetteWhen the Duke makes demands on Lisette insisting she reveal to him where her brother might be she stands her ground She agrees to help the Duke on the condition she be able to travel with him to France So they pretend to be husband and wife and set off for ParisOn the way to France the Duke and Lisette have many disagreements but also find they can't keep from kissing each other every chance they get As they arrive in France and locate Tristan they find he is working as an investigator and he does indeed have information about PeterIntrigue sets in when they seek to discover if the man Tristan located is really Max's long lost brother To make it even interesting Lisette and Tristan's evil half brother is hot on their trail trying to have Tristan arrested for thieveryThe differences in classes would normally prevent Lisette and Max from being married Lisette is the daughter of a Viscount but her mother was a French actress and they never married For Max though he doesn't want to marry anyone he is really in love with due to a family trait he fears he may be afflicted with The agency that Tristan works for and his boss Eugene Vidoc was a real detective agency and a real detective and he was well ahead of his time when he actually did hire female agentsI really enjoyed this novel I always like to read historical romances that go off the beaten path of Regency Period rules and society strictures seasons and so on This one featured two adults that were willing to put the other first over their own wants and desires Sure they have misunderstandings and hurt each other before they are able to resolve the issues that might be keeping them from having the HEA they deserve but they each have the sense to see past it and forgive each otherThis one was a real pleasure to read I was in a really good mood by the time I turned the last page Overall a solid A