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Thwarting the Duke

(Regency Seasons #9)

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When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen!

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Lady Hope Post has suffered the most rotten luck over the last year. She’s lost the love of her life. Her great-uncle and Machiavellian matchmaker the Duke of Danby has a special license just waiting for her somewhere. And afte
Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Night Shift Publishing
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Dee Deacon Foster
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lady Hope’s Dashing Devil – Ava Stone

Lady Hope Post’s life was devastated by the untimely death of the man she loved. Now, a year later, she doesn’t care whose wife she is to become at the hands of her great uncle, the Duke of Danby. Even though she doesn’t care she is horrified by her sister’s actions in bringing a gentleman up to scratch even though she doesn’t love him; and amused by the lengths her cousin will go to to avoid the Duke picking out his wife.

Thaddeus Baxter, Earl of Kilworth, i
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 - Lady Hope's Dashing Devil by Ava Stone
An overturned phaeton in the park is the start of an entertaining story. The heroine (Lady Hope) is a free-spirited woman who is holding on to the love of a man who died. It was the heroes phaeton (The Earl of Kilworth) that she damaged which starts the amusing story. The Earl fights his attraction to the lady, but the elusive Earl of Danbury has plans for them! Will they both find what they are looking for? This is a very good story that will keep
Erin Anfinson-pirani
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three short stories in one. Thwarting the Duke (When the Duke Comes to Town), is the second book featuring three Spirited Women, and the Dukes who try to tame them.
The first, "Lady Hope's Dashing Devil," by Ava Stone; features Hope Post. 1 of three identical triplets. When she meets Lord Killworth, Collides more like it. She finds him Loathsome, and she a predicament. Their bantering ignights a spark, faning a flame of passion.

The Second story, "Her Reluctant Lord," Sue London tells us of a ch
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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These are fun novellas featuring the great-nieces and nephews of the Duke of Danby. Having been so successful marrying off his grandchildren, he's moved on to the extended family.

In Lady Hope's Dashing Devil, Lady Hope Post is sure she'll never love again after the man she loved died last year. She's absolutely not going to fall for the man's cousin who now holds his title and is determined to be a proper earl, unlike his nefarious cousin. It's great to see Thaddeus Baxter, the Earl of Kilworth,
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is #2 in the mesmerizing "When the Duke Comes to Town". "Thwarting the Duke" is by three of my favorite Regency Historical Romance authors, Ava Stone, Julie Johnstone, and Sue London. All three stories are, well written, with well devoloped characters and captivating stories.
What happens when the Duke of Danby comes to London. ..trouble, trouble and more trouble. But can these ladies find the man of their dreams and a HEA.
Fast paced, with drama, passion and antics, you want expect.
What an
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lady Hope's Dashing Devil by Ava Stone: Loved the dialogue between Hope and Thad. Hope broke the rules, whereas Thad was a bit more uniformed. Enjoyed this story. My fave of the three!

Her Reluctant Lord by Sue London: Agatha and Laurence are good together. Agatha is so fierce and prickly. I think she made the story. I loved the idea of Agatha's brother's nickname, Trouble, rather aptly named.

It's In The Duke's Kiss by Julie Johnstone: This story brings together Emmaline and Lucian. Another lovel
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it !

Great characters with colorful personalities, and captivating story lines. The stories were fast paced, funny, and romantic. Happy reading! Enjoy!
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Lady Hope's Dashing Devil by Ava Stone
Rating: 2 stars

Her Reluctant Lord by Sue London
Rating: 2 stars

It's in the Duke's Kiss by Julie Johnstone
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3.5 stars

The first story felt so rushed I wasn't very interested.

The second story was better paced but I think needed at least one or two more chapters to properly flesh out the story and not wrap it up so quickly.

The third story was definitely the best. Read the Duke one if not the others.
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Ava Stone is a USA Today bestselling author of Regency historical romance and college age New Adult romance. Whether in the 19th Century or the 21st, her books explore deep themes but with a light touch. A single mother, Ava lives outside Raleigh NC, with her son and two black and white tuxedo kitty cats. She loves classic movies, researching history, and traveling whenever she gets the chance.


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Regency Seasons (10 books)
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  • The Lady Unmasked (Regency Seasons Novellas Book 6)
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