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A Duke to Remember

(Season for Scandal #2)

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Love takes the stage...

Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locati
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Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Forever
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Stacey is Sassy
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It was a controlled leap into love.

It’s not often when I'm reading (and enjoying) a story that the heroine is the highlight instead of the hero. In A Duke to Remember, Elise, is by far the star of the show. Mind you, Noah ain’t no slouch potato, he’s pretty special too and the more you get to know him, the more you love him. Elise De Vries is an intelligent, determined, loyal and funny woman. She’s a part owner of Chegarre & Associates, the company that “saves the day” of the upper-class mem
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WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
2.5 stars

I read this for the Secret Billionaire square for Romance Bingo

I am with you, not against you.

Since this is historical my secret billionaire is a secret Duke living as a farmer but said to be one of the richest in the land. I'm guessing, if inflation was applied, he'd be considered a billionaire today :)

This story utilized one of my lesser favorite tropes of insta-love. When our hero helps to drag our heroine out of a river that she had jumped into to save a little boy, it's pretty mu
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Shawna
5 stars – Historical Romance

I absolutely LOVED this! Such an engaging, swoon-worthy romance! It’s been quite a while since I’ve been so impressed and enamored with a new-to-me historical romance author. I read and really enjoyed A Duke in the Night and knew I had to devour Kelly Bowen’s entire backlist. This was my second book by her, and it’s simply fantastic!

I have complete heroine worship for brave, unique, capable, sweet Elise (just adored her), and Noah is a tortured but strong, swoonalici
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Nenia ✨ Literary Garbage Can ✨ Campbell

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Many regency romances feature the same plot, with the characters and storylines being virtually interchangeable and utterly forgettable. A DUKE TO REMEMBER, however, really does feature a duke to remember...although in all honesty, it's the heroine, Elise DeVries, who steals the show.



Elise is an agent of Chagarre and Associates. Basically, members of the elite come to her with their problems, which she resolves discreetly - for a price. El
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Jo
She was like an addiction, something that he was powerless to resist, even though he understood just how dangerous she was. He’d never experienced anything like it before, and it disturbed him beyond words.

Elise deVries excels at pretend. Her chameleon ability suits her well as a part-time actress, and in her position at Chegarre & Associates. Chegarre & Associates who fixes the problems and scandals of the wealthy. No one is better than Elise at undercover work or at finding those t

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Mei
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Kelly Bowen knows how to write!!!

This is even better than the previous book!

The absolutely main character here is Elise! A fantastic heroine! A fantastic woman!!!

She’s incredibly self-possessed, intelligent, smart, fun… there’re not enough positive adjectives for her!!! I was simply in awe! I almost fell in love with her myself!!! I could totally understand Noah!!!


…sorry, digress… back to review…

Noah was pretty great too!
He made his life after a very traumatic childhood and didn’t become a bi
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Julie
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen is a 2016 Forever publication.

Together Noah and Elise make a perfect team, balance each other, and they are always stealing each other’s lines, which is so cute!
If you enjoy light hearted historical romances with just a touch of suspense, lots of witty and sharp banter, and a sweet and sensual love story, featuring two very unique characters, then you can’t go wrong with this one!
Overall, this a very pleasant and captivating story! I recommend this on
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Caz
4.5 stars

I'm reviewing the audiobook version for AudioGals, so I'll write a review for that shortly. But this is a terrific read on all-fronts. A well-written romance between two engaging and intriguing characters.
Bj
4.5 "The Forgotten Duke & His Resourceful Savior" Stars for the story and narration!

What a pleasant and captivating surprise! I really loved the depth and originality of the characters in A Duke to Remember. The story was well done and kept me hooked throughout. This was my first book by Kelly Bowen, and I will undoubtedly be looking for more. Moreover, I found Ashford McNab's narration pleasing and additive to the allure of this remarkable story. So this audibook is a win/win all around!

If
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
This is the second novel in Kelly Bowen’s latest Season of Scandal series and, although I have not read the first book, I don’t think this adversely affected my enjoyment of A Duke to Remember . It definitely made me want to read the other books in the series.

The whole idea of Chegarre & Associates, a firm who provide effective solutions to scandals involving members of the ton, struck me as being original and I love the fact that two of the three partners in the business are women who do n
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Caz
I've given this a B+ for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals, so that's 4.5 stars, but I'm rounding up.

Kelly Bowen has quickly made herself a place on my list of auto-buy authors by virtue of her ability to tell an entertaining and well-paced story with intelligence and humour and to create attractive, well-rounded protagonists and sizzling sexual tension. A Duke to Remember is her fifth book, and while I’ve enjoyed the others I’ve read and listened to, this is a real standout and easil
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Joanna Loves Reading
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. 4.5 stars. I liked this much more than the first in the series.

When the love story works, it can make me overlook most small issues. This book is not without issue, but the love story, the romance, worked. It really worked. In this story, we have Elise, a very independent heroine, who is tasked with finding Noah, heir to a dukedom, who has been missing since he was 10. This is a setup that could have resulted in deception on the part of one or both parties. Thankfully, the truth come
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Anna's Herding Cats


Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bBiT7o

Oh my. Bowen totally rocked this one. From start to finish I was seriously smitten with A Duke to Remember.

The quick of it is that a duke has died and his heir? Well, most think him long dead since he disappeared as a child. Everyone but his sister and his mother who are being made out to look crazy. So it's come to Elsie and her team to hunt down the long lost heir and help him claim his title from a cousin who will sto
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Jen Davis
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed Duke of My Heart, you’ll definitely enjoy this second story in the Season for Scandal series. It’s almost just like the first one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got its own particulars; it’s not a carbon copy. But it features a chameleon of a fixer and a duke who needs her help; a pair that falls in love as she works to save his family. Like the first book, I enjoyed it. It’s quick and engaging, with a romance that’s easy to root for. And it holds up just fine as a standalone.

Elise de
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Erika
AT 60% -- plan to come back later and finish

The reason for my pause is ALL me, not the book. My interest and attention span to reading a full length romance seems to be waning at the moment. Maybe I need to stick with novellas so I can maintain my attention and get the HEA a bit quicker.

A few words about the book:

--heroine is a unique, confident and strong character
--hero is sympathetic character and very noble, likable man
--heroine actually has had previous lovers. That was awesome. I always wo
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Ira
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you like traditional historical romance, you probably won't like this story much.
But I LOVE IT!!

Kind of Ms. Instead of Mr. Holmes:)
But of course the storyline won't as complicated and heavy in romance.
This one is better than the first book and there is sadness in it which made you wonder why those aristocrats behaved like that towards their own children? If there is one thing which made me disappointed, we didn't get Noah's mum excuses why she behave like she did.

Anyway, I really love this bo
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Stephanie (Jump)
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Finally! A gem of a book after so many duds lately. I loved the witty banter, believable chemistry between these characters, and Bowen gave us a blushing hero! I am a sucker for the slightly shy yet masculine guys (guys like Archer Hale). They are so rare in romance they are a breath of fresh air.

Both characters are full of depth, have interesting backstories but nothing that overwhelms their present.

Noah had a bad childhood, ran away (or escape) actually, but Bowen didn't make him bit
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Kelley
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Novel received courtesy of Goodreads.com First Reads Giveaway

"A Duke to Remember" is a very well-researched novel set in early 1800's England. The novel is set in both the rural community of Nottingham and the ugliness of the city of London. We learn of the horrors of Bedlam and the fickleness of society. Elise Devries is employed by a very secret agency that "cleans up" the messes made by the upper crust of society. Her company is hired to find the Duke of Ashland who has been missing since he
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Amanda
“This was where she belonged. No matter who she might have been or who she might yet become, she belonged to this man. In her search for Noah Ellery, she had found something she hadn’t even known she’d been looking for. Here, in the security of his arms, she had found a sanctuary, uncluttered by secrets and artifice. Here she’d found only a feeling of rightness and a bittersweet ache in her chest that told her that her heart was no longer hers to give.”

Once again I have to commend Kelly Bowen’
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Jennifer
4 Stars

Kelly Bowen showed that she really knew how to write smart, capable heroines in the first book in this series Duke of My Heart with Ivory Moore, owner of Chegarre & Associates. Now Bowen has turned to another associate, Elise deVries who uses her skills as a professional actress to become one of the company's premier spies/undercover agents. Elise's mission is to find the longtime missing Duke of Ashland at the bequest of his sister who is desperate to save her mother from an insane a
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Natalie
"You're so much more than just a girl with a gun." He said it fiercely and with such a passion that she felt her stomach drop and her pulse race. "I see you, Elise DeVries. No matter what clothes you might wear or what mask you might assume, i see your courageous heart and I see your beautiful mind. I see your compassion and your hope, your resilience and your strength. If you do not know who you are, know that I do."

What a good way to start this new year! I went into this book cold, I hadn't re
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Monique
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Elise deVries, a sometime actress, and her brother Alexander Lavoie are business partners in Chegarre & Associates, which specialises in cleaning up the messes of the Regency’s rich and famous. Lady Abigail Ellery comes to their offices asking for their help in finding her brother Noah who has been missing for nearly two decades, and is presumed dead. Noah should be the rightful heir the Ashland title, since the recent death of the Duke, but it’s imperious that he be found, especially since ...more
Phoenix77
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Duke to Remember is the second book of Kelly Bowen’s Season for Scandal series which follows the exploits of the employees of Chegarre & Associates. To say that the women and men of this firm have a unique set of skills would be an understatement. Readers briefly met Elise deVries in the previous book Duke of My Heart as a celebrated actress and chameleon who could impersonate anyone. When she is contracted to find the missing Duke of Ashland, Elise has to slip into the role she is possibl ...more
Keri
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Kelly Bowen's writing style and the characters she writes about. Her heroines are unique and fresh in the Tonnish landscape as it were. Elise works for Chegarre and Associates and they have been task to find a lost Duke, before the evil cousin can wreck havoc on the rest of the family. Noah disappeared from society and rumor were that he was dead, but no one could confirm and the current duke wasn't talking. But Abbie, Noah's sister has hired Chegarre to find her brother.

Elise is a really
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OLT
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Don Quixote and I have read way too many romance novels. It made him very romantically impulsive, emotionally unhinged and unbalanced, tilting at windmills and idealizing prostitutes. As for me, I hope I'm not unhinged, but I have become too critical of and unsatisfied with most HRs I read nowadays. Case in point is this book. If I hadn't read Nancy Butler's THE DISCARDED DUKE some years ago (2002), perhaps this Bowen novel about a similarly discarded duke would have impressed me more. But Butle ...more
Jaci
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First I would like to say that this book will make you cry tears of sorrow and joy. Kelly writes a beautiful story about two people who are truly meant to be together and you can actually feel their connection.

Ellie DeVries is a part time actress and full time investigator for Chegarre & Associates. A business that helps mitigate or completely erase scandals and helps fix all kinds of problems that could ruin a person or family. The Duchess of Ashland has been committed to Bedlam and her da
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eyes.2c
Scandal and coverup. Delicious!

I've read about about the practice of confining nuscience relatives or those whose demise would be profitable for the less scrupulous relatives to Bedlam in other novels. Obviously in real life it was a not so rare occurence. It certainly makes for a masterful opening scene here.
I find the characters and the situation intriguing.
Elsie DeVries has a longer story hinted at--still deep waters. By night an actress and by day (or other times) she works for an agency tha
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Michelle
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pub date: July 2016
Oh, my goodness! This. This is why I read romances. The feelings elicited by this fabulous author of giddy elation, when you alternately giggle and swoon, and can't stop reading long into the night. What an incredible romance! Elise and Noah are memorable characters and ones who I know I'll revisit again. The lack of artifice and straightforwardness in their coming together was so refreshing. Highly recommended! Fans of Julie Anne Long and Joanna Bourne will definitely love th
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Malin
4.5 stars

Miss Elise DeVries is a sometime stage actress, sometime scandal fixer, working as one of the chief agents in the company of Chagarre and Associates, an exclusive firm working clandestinely for the upper classes. They can fix or bury pretty much any scandal there is, provided a high enough payment is offered. Elise is a master of disguise, used to wearing a multitude of faces, nearly always playing a part. Only with her fellow associates, Miss Ivory Moore, also known as the Duchess (and
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Trish R.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous!!!!

I just knew I’d love this book as much as I loved Duke of My Heart. I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long in-between books.

Anyway, Noah and Elise was a fantastic couple and they had a rough time getting together because of his hatred for his parents, he didn't want anything to do with the Dukedom, which was understandable to a point. Good grief, WTH was his parents thinking sending him to that place just because he couldn’t speak, or wouldn’t speak. And, wow, Elise was described
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Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She worked her way through her teenage years as a back country trail guide and ranch hand. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.

But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not
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Season for Scandal (3 books)
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“I try not to look backwards, Elise. Makes is hard to see where you're going.” 3 likes
“A thrill of something he couldn’t quite identify shot through Noah’s gut. He wondered briefly at her sudden change of heart but realized he didn’t really care. The idea of having this woman in his house was making it hard to breathe. Hard to think.” 2 likes
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