Dare To Love A Duke by Eva Leigh | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Dare To Love A Duke by Eva Leigh?

Dare To Love A Duke by Eva Leigh is the second in Leigh’s The London Underground series. It just made sense to pick this one up right after finishing Counting On A Countess. Also, I was more than ready to take another book off my TBR cart and place it into the unhaul box. You see, I have a goal to fill the unhaul box and drop it off before my next baby comes, so every book added to it brings me more and more joy.

What’s The Story Here?

Dare To Love A Duke is about Thomas Powell who is the new Duke Of Northfield. He has a reputation to maintain, much like his late father. The duke has to refrain from dueling, carousing, and living that party life style. Part of the reason is so that his sister can marry her love, a man whose father is also a member of the peerage but super concerned with appearances. Thomas’s love interest is Lucia, who is known as Amina at the club where she works.

You see, the club where Lucia is the manager is the kind of club where Londoners can indulge their desires and anything goes. Lucia has never once given into temptation with the men who frequent the Orchid Club. Except for just one night that she spends with a masked man who has intrigued her for months. That man happens to be the Duke.

As it turns out, Thomas’s plans to be proper and above board go awry. You see, as it turns out his father was the owner of the Orchid Club and Lucia shows up in his larder to give him his portion of the take. Yes, it is about to get complicated. Meanwhile, Lucia has a plan for her portion of the money — to start a school for girls who end up on the streets so that they have options aside from selling their bodies.

How Did I Like Dare To Love A Duke?

Overall, Dare To Love A Duke is a good audiobook. Lucia and Thomas had great chemistry. Plus, I loved Lucia’s ambitions. This book is very sex positive, which kind of made it awkward to listen to. I could absolutely NOT listen to this with my toddler in the car. On the other hand, the positivity is a good thing. Also, the duke’s devotion to his sister and mother is quite sweet. I am glad I listened to this book, but I don’t see myself returning to it.

How’s The Narration?

Dare To Love A Duke is narrated by Zara Hampton-Brown who is the same narrator for the previous book, Counting On A Countess. Hampton-Brown has the perfect proper voice for this kind of historical romance. It is 9 hours 1 minute long and goes pretty quick especially at 1.75x speed, which is the speed I chose to listen. Overall, I don’t regret borrowing this book from Hoopla and found it to be a good use of my listening time.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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