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How Not To Be Seduced by Dukes

(How Not To Be Seduced by Dukes #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  514 ratings  ·  29 reviews
At 34 years old, Rathe Wellesley, a powerful and gorgeous billionaire nobleman, has his life all planned out – or so he thinks until he meets Mary, a lovely but socially awkward genius who is nothing like his future duchess should be.

Raised by a crazed and oppressive stepfather, 18-year-old Mary Ashton finds herself swept off her feet by the duke and tossed out of her hom
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published February 3rd 2014
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Oct 11, 2014 added it
not recommend for anybody. this is quite horrible..i'm not sure why this kind of book has some 3 point something stars rating. this is a book about an asshole guy with a doormat heroine. i liked this author when i read how not to be seduced by billionaires series but even then, i had a serious issue with how she portrayed her characters. (basically, in that book, the nearly asshole hero was pissed with heroine for half of the series because she wouldn't jump into bed with him and he thought tryi ...more
Yoselin Hernandez
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Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Title: How Not To Be Seduced by Dukes (Rathe & Mary)
Author: Marian Tee
Series: Pussketeers Series – Book 4
Cliffhanger: Not really (Story continues in Book 5, The Ice Around My Heart)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for an honest review…

I am a huge fan of Marian Tee’s books, especially the Pussketeers series. However, I felt this book didn’t reach the standards of her other books. I’m not saying it wasn’t good or that I didn’t enjoy it; I’m saying I felt lost in this bo
Andrea S.
Dec 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
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PSEUDO-SPOILER: La tipa acaba de ser casi-violada y el ‘duque’ le dice si quiere ser su amante… ¿Qué rayos? ¿Es en serio? ¿hay algo peor que esto?

Si, que ella acceda por el tiempo que el ‘la necesite’.

Y no, me importa un carajo que el tipo cambie después y se enamore perdidamente de ella… ahhhh. Un pésimo desarrollo de los sentimientos entre los personajes, es decir ¿de dónde salió todo ese amor? ¿en una mañana? Si hace poco lo único que querían era follar, es bastante malo inclusive para los
Feb 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
I purchased this in a bundled set.

If you enjoy reading about men who use woman for their personal sexual pleasure with no intent of a relationship then you might enjoy this book.

This particular story ended abruptly.

The sex scenes were very descriptive.

Megan Fall
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I liked this one, but it was left unfinished. I'm not sure about the mistress thing either. I hope it gets a second book with a HEA ending! ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this book, you finally meet get to meet the Rathe. He's the final person in the Pussketeers trio. Rathe is a very interesting man, he comes off as cold and aloof but deep down, there's a fire that's waiting to be released. Rathe hasn't had a typical childhood, he was denied by his grandfather and his parents age gap took a toll on him. He vowed he would never be like his father and take someone so young, he experienced first hand how hard that was. Little did he know, he would be in a similar ...more
Emily Mimi
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Me gusto mucho el argumento aunque creo que la historia fue muy apresurada. Avanzó muy a prisa pero fue buena lectura para pasar el rato
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed in this book. I was hoping for an all inclusive story and got left hanging. I have noticed many authors doing this lately. It seems like the books are getting shorter and there are more installments. I have no problem paying for a book but I hate thinking I am getting the whole story only to be left hanging at the end. :( I am a big fan of Marian Tee, I think she is a great writer! I have read everything she has published and this is another good book. You do not have ...more
May 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm a sucker for dukes and I've been trying to find a romance book with aristocrats set in this day and age but have only found this and another. This rated 1 star higher. I've never read anything by Ms. tee (fellow Filipino!!!). I thought this book was ok though. I was very confused by it all. I thought that it was a stand alone but they had met previous to this book and I was never given any insight to that meeting, therefore i was a bit confused how rathe could have such a strong attraction t ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read it from another edition

Imagine my surprise when I bought the boxed set of Eternally Seduced and I found out it included Rathe and Mary' story. I read their story first because I've been waiting for their story ever since it was hinted that they would be paired together. Truth be told, I did not see that coming but then reading their story they were meant to be. Both characters have their flaws but I find that they complement more probably so because of it. Although I felt like hitting Rathe
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just great! Rathe has some major issues that the little bit told about it makes you want to read more with him and his parents. I was shocked with what was really going on with Mary. Still wondering why she agreed so easily though, even if she didn't have anywhere to go she kept making it seem like Rathe and her step father had some of the same traits. If she really wanted to be free of him why would she agree to Rathe? I can't wait to read what happens with these two next and also catch up with ...more
C. Erani Kole
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This one hit a little closer to home because I've known good people who had to deal with the age difference from other people. Knowing what I know, it really made this book easier to delve into, and the writing style already pulls me in with its silly humor and sexy mystery. Rathe isn't a hard guy to love, and his relationship with Mary was strangely sweet to me. The darker things were pretty heady and suspenseful but overall, it
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
So I mentioned in Twitter that I wanted to take a break from all the hot athlete and rockstar heroes I've been reading about too much lately. Because I. Wanted. Normal. And then I ended up reading this book instead. Which had a duke in it. Ggg, sometimes I do have difficulty defining normal. Ha!

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Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
The Last Pussketeer Standing and Ready to Fall

Mary the college student and the Duke of Flanders make a most unlikely couple. Their love story will have many roadblocks and grief. Does love conquer all?
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Rathe and Mary at last!!! Needless to say that it was utterly worth the wait! I am on tenterhooks for everything that Marian Tee writes and now I am happily and impatiently waiting for the conclusion to this wonderful story
Navil Montero
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I like it, but it think it needs more.. I wont say it was bad because I know there's another one..

For what I read on the author page, i think I will like (LOVE) #2 more than this one..
I need to read the second book...

So here I'm waiting, for the release date!
Leonella Navas
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
hermoso. de verdad lo recomiendo demasiado fuerte.. pero tambien de cuentos
Anna Jakson
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Sorry this one didn't do for me. Story run too fast, only good part was the action with dangerous form that sick stepfather. ...more
Solaris Alice
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Pues no le entendí, jajaja nose si es un libro intermedio o un extra de otra historia pero pues me distrajo de la oncología
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Luv, Linda Hall - South Africa xxx
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
keep em coming xxx
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Disappointing ending! Loved the book until the Epilogue.
Jessica Gomez
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved both of these characters. The aloof Duke and the shy innocent nerd. I loved the whole story and I look forward to more.
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