Dare To Love A Duke by Eva Leigh | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dare To Love A Duke by Eva Leigh | Audiobook ReviewDare to Love a Duke by Eva Leigh
Also by this author: Counting on a Countess
Series: The London Underground #3
Also in this series: Counting on a Countess
Narrator: Zara Hampton-Brown
Length: 9 Hours 1 Minute
Published by HarperCollins on December 24, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, Regency
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062499462
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three-stars

Named one of Amazon's Best Romances of December!
For a dashing duke and the proprietress of a secret, sensual club in the London Underground, passion could lead to love… if they dare
Thomas Powell, the new Duke of Northfield, knows he should be proper and principled, like his father. No more dueling, or carousing, or frequenting masked parties where Londoners indulge their wildest desires. But he’s not ready to give up his freedom just yet. The club is an escape, a place where he can forget about society and the weight of his title… and see her, the woman he’s wanted forever.
Lucia—known as Amina—manages the Orchid Club, a secret society where fantasies become reality. But for Lucia, it’s strictly business, profitable enough to finance her dream: a home for the lost girls of the streets. Surrounded by lovers, she only observes, unwilling risk her future for any man. No member has ever intrigued her...until him, the masked stranger whose heated looks sear her skin. After months of suppressed longing, they dare to give in to temptation…  
But the late duke’s legacy comes with a shocking secret, and the scandal threatens to destroy everything Tom loves… his family, the Orchid Club, and even Lucia.

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.


three-stars
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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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