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The Duke Effect (Rogue Files) Kindle Edition
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan continues her bestselling Rogue Files series with this captivating romance that will thrill her many fans.
She doesn’t care about love…
Despite being surrounded by her happily wed sisters, Nora Langley prefers botany to ballrooms and would rather spend a lifetime in her laboratory than consider affairs of the heart. An expert herbalist, Nora has been masquerading as her late physician father for years, dispensing invaluable medical advice. She corresponds with people all over the world, including an old army colonel. But when the man shows up on her doorstep, he is nothing like she expected—he is a young, handsome heir to a dukedom who suddenly threatens everything she holds dear.
He only cares about duty…
Constantine Sinclair arrives on the Langley doorstep in a desperate bid to save the woman who raised him, the Duchess of Birchwood … only to discover that the venerable doctor he expected is a bold and lovely charlatan. Furious at the deception, he vows to reveal her secrets. Determined to prove her skills, Nora promises to save the duchess in exchange for Con keeping her secret. Con reluctantly agrees… and soon Nora’s brilliant, headstrong ways are throwing his carefully controlled life into chaos. What happens when the rigid soldier begins to lose his grip on his heart?
About the Author
Sophie Jordan is a former high school English teacher and the author of the Firelight series as well as several romances, including the bestsellers In Scandal They Wed and Sins of a Wicked Duke.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0847NRW61
- Publisher : Avon (October 27, 2020)
- Publication date : October 27, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4611 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 348 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #93,979 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's like we're still missing a quarter of the book. Was there a looming deadline, or something? The Duchess was lovely and gracious and perhaps not as aware as she could have been but she was innately kind. Nora and Constantine abandoning her seems to lack integrity and mercy on their parts. And until about halfway through, the Duke exhibits signs of care, before turning into an evil bastard. I could see him being nervous for the sake of the duchess. And he even looks chagrined at his behavior. But then he practically pimps Nora out and the bit at the end about turning her into a mistress is SO cliché.
And Constantine really effed that up, so badly, twice? And then she just rolls over for that fly-by proposal?
WHAT happened to SJ? Did someone kidnap her?
Who would have thought that 200 or more pages of this dribble would be used internalizing Nora's whining about eschewing society yet caring how she didn't fit in and what people thought of her!
Her brilliance in herbal medicine was a joke. The writer ended up making her look like a child playing at medicine. She knows nothing and all her confidence was just trial by error...no breakthrough thinking. You would think the writer would have spent most of the book showing Nora's talent by application, but the one moment she was required to shine, fizzled out into nothing!
Unlike her sister's books, I could not feel any attraction, sexual or otherwise, between her and Con; it was all contrived and pushed down my throat! They barely spent time together to get to know each other or converse or do anything to create tension! No discussion of personal matters in the letters he shared with her; infact, we learned absolutely nothing about Con!
No romance or push and pull or even kisses before their first and only sexual encounter (am disregarding the encounter with the potion, that kiss didn't last long), which the writer added as an after thought after the 300 page mark! The book was over!!
not that great.
I kinda thought that the mysterious/sudden deaths of the sons was going to have more behind it, but nope they really did just die like that. Idk it was ok, very slow moving and I had to skim through a lot of it.
Constantine turned out to be her perfect match.
I was surprised by Sinclair's reaction to discovering his correspondence was with Nora. His ego was dented and he reacted like a little boy. That was disappointing, but he rebounded nicely after she called him on it.
It's a pleasant read with likable characters (though I didn't much care for the duke by the end). But it had no real surprises. And the book's catchy name seemed only to refer to the fact that there's a duke in it. While well worth reading, it's not as good as other novels I've read by Ms Jordan.
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Don't waste your money, time, sight, battery or oxygen to read it. It's the ecological choice to make.