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For the Duke's Eyes Only

(School for Dukes #2)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,168 ratings  ·  187 reviews
If adventure has a must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history's forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.

Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Raven
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Avon
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Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
If you read this like a parody, I’m sure you’ll love it!

I don’t need to tell you the story, there’s the summary at GR, but let me tell you that I found many fun moments that made me laugh because they were so cliché and OTT!

We met India in the previous book and we already know that she’s a very unconventional lady.

But what we discover here is why she’s so unconventional!
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Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

Lenora Bell will not stop impressing me with her releases. With every new book of hers, I seem to be falling harder and harder in love with her books. For the Duke's Eyes Only is my favorite book from her so far. Fans of historical romance will gobble this up!

Lenora Bell always writes fierce and independent young women who have aspirations beyond finding a wealthy husband. I know it was quite uncommon given the time period her books are set in, but it's always fun to read these stories abou
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had read and enjoyed the previous book in this series and loved India so much that I requested this as soon as I saw it.

Love love loved India. She’s smart and stands up for herself and sasses with the best of them. Raven is a charming rogue with a lot more to him than it appears. Together they push each other’s buttons and banter like crazy. I was loving every minute of it.

Plot wise, it felt very Indiana Jones. There were secret missions and kissing and knife fights. It did wrap up rather ab
Alexandria Jane
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DRC graciously provided by Edelweiss + Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little bit apprehensive starting this book; I was worried it couldn’t possibly live up to my exceptations. Ever since reading What a Difference a Duke Makes I’ve been extremely excited for this book. Lady India was honestly one of my favorite secondary characters of all time (I mean come ‘on… who doesn’t love a female Indiana Jones who rails against the restrictive gender stereotypes of regency England?),
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Lady India Rochester and Daniel Bonds were children, they knew that they would become archaeologists, that they would marry, and travel the world together. But a dreadful incident derailed their plans, and the once best friends became bitter rivals over the years. India is a serious scholar; Daniel, now the Duke of Ravenhood – known as Raven – is a rogue and an antiquities hunter with questionable tactics, and they often step on each other’s professional toes. But when the Rosetta Stone is ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
What a disappointment. 90% of the scenes in this book get like they were addressing the physical attraction between the characters. They never had a satisfactory confrontation, though there was also never even a simmer of tension that would have made such a confrontation worth it. (I have to admit that I’m a little over the idea of eleven year old kids being so in love that when they part and don’t see each other or barely speak to each other for fifteen years that those feelings have been the d ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Betrothed since birth by their parents, India and Daniel were the best of friends and spent a lot of time excavating the woodland fields around his family estate, dreaming of traveling, finding treasures and following adventures.

"This is only the beginning, Indy," Daniel said dreamily. He rolled onto his side to face her. "After I return from my schooling we'll be married and then we will travel the world and become famous archaeologists."

Until the day a scandal occurred in his family, when
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coffee Dates with For the Duke's Eyes Only

First Date: Since meeting Raven and India in the first School of Dukes novel, What A Difference A Duke Makes, I've been dying to know what all the snark, chemistry and banter between these two was about. I loved their back story even if I wanted to both hug and throttle Raven. India is absolutely delightful  from sneaking into men's only clubs to the tongue lashings she relishes giving Raven I both admired her and feared When the Rosetta Sto
Barbara Rogers
Series: School For Dukes #2
Publication Date: 9/18/18

STOP! THIEF! Somebody has stolen the Rosetta Stone in this wonderfully written book that is a takeoff on James Bond (thus the title) and Indiana Jones (thus the heroine’s name and the antiquities adventure). The book is well plotted and excellently written – with a real surprise of a plot twist at the end. I loved the characters and would really like to meet Lady Indy.

India and Daniel were betrothed as children and they grew up knowing that the
Mostly 1829 England. Had 50/50 mystery & romance.
This trope seemed too much a formula.

Childhood friends Daniel (future Duke) & India (dtr of
a Duke) supposedly fell in love at ages 12 & 11, respect-
ively, and had a falling out at ages 18 & 17.

The H + h both became archaeologists and she studied
hieroglyphics. Daniel created a persona: he had a pre-
occupation for drinking/ wenching to divert attn from
his spy work for the Crown. India displayed bravado
claiming she feared nothing. I'm all for
Lover of Romance
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

*May Contain Spolers*

For The Duke's Eyes Only is the second book in the latest series by Lenora Bell. Here we have a story that features a second chance romance, some adventure, secrets and danger and some laughs. I will admit that I was a bit nervous in reading this book here. I really wanted to
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Raven and India from the glimpses we got of them in What a Difference a Duke Makes and their love story did not disappoint. From the opening sequence of India cross-dressing to infiltrate a men's society with the sole purpose of getting a closer look at the Rosetta Stone--the woman is an archaeologist and she won't stop until she has unearthed the artifacts of history's greatest women--I knew I was in for a treat.

India, our headstrong heroine whom the papers label "Lady Danger," is brav
Tracy Emro
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Lady India "Indy" Rochester and Daniel "Raven", the Duke of Ravenwood were once the best of friends and betrothed. But a tragedy torn them apart and a betrayal years later solidified their break.

Now years later, the hurt and betrayal still linger, but Indy has moved on, she is an adventuress, she has made her mark in archeology and lives unrepentant and unconventionally. Raven is a rogue and a treasure seeker, but that is a front to hide his true purpose. He is a spy and on a quest to
Jessica Grogan
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
After reading about Indy and Raven in What a Difference a Duke Makes, I was so excited for this title, which is one reason it was such a letdown. Indy and Raven went from being friends that had turned into enemies to enemies in lust so fast I nearly got whiplash. And all of their thoughts were pretty much the same thing only thought in a slightly different way. I expected more of Lenora Bell, but I will still read the next title.

*An eARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange f
So I did enjoy this, but not as much as I expected. I wanted more hate! Also, (view spoiler) ...more
Oct 23, 2018 added it
Shelves: romance
Enemies-to-lovers, and mutual pining, and secret identities, oh my! Lenora Bell put all of my favorite tropes and more into this delightful romance. The book follows India Rochester and Daniel Bonds, who stole my heart from their brief appearance in the first book in this series, What a Difference a Duke Makes. For the Duke’s Eyes Only is their love story, and it reveals the painful history behind their constant sniping: India’s heart was broken by Daniel, and Daniel broke her heart to protect h ...more
For the Duke's Eyes Only is my favorite Lenora Bell book so far. India is definitely her strongest heroine to date. Indy's combination of intelligence, daring, backbone, beauty, and will makes her immensely memorable. Lenora is able to infuse all these admirable characters in her heroine without emasculating the hero Raven. They're equally matched in wit, physical attributes, and capabilities. She saves him, he saves her.

I thoroughly enjoyed this James Bond-meets-Female Indiana Jones, childhood
Nikita Navalkar
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Bond fell for Indy

I finally had a chance to read this and oh my God, I love, love, love Indy and Raven. Indy is who I want to be when I grow up and Raven is a dreamboat. The Indiana Jones and Bond references are on point, and the content is subversive and perfectly feminist. This enemies-to-lovers caper is fun, funny, sexy, and oh-so adorable! All the secondary characters shine, and I already want stories for Mina and maybe even Lucy. It does feel like it ends a tad abruptly, but by then I
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Lenora, ❤ Indy
4 stars - Historical Romance

This was a unique, fun historical romance with an independent, kick-ass Indiana Jones-ish heroine and a Bond-esque hero. And the audiobook narrator, Beverley A. Crick, was fabulous, as always!
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2018
Lady India Rochester and Daniel Bonds first appeared in Lenora Bell's What a Difference a Duke Makes , and they completely stole my heart from the get-go. In the first book in the School for Dukes series, they're side characters who are constantly sniping at each other. Here, their tangled past is revealed.

India and Daniel were childhood best friends, but after he broke her heart India vowed to never let anyone close enough to hurt her again. She puts love far from her mind, chases her passio
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindlefire, regency
Not my favourite Lenora Bell story. It was o.k. The characters were fab, I just didn't love the story.
Rose Blue
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A top pick as reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

I could tell right from the beginning that I was going to love FOR THE DUKE’S EYES ONLY, and that it was going to break my heart. India and Daniel are both children of dukes, lived on neighboring estates, and were betrothed to each other almost from birth. Even as children, they were the best of friends and loved each other. They spent their days together, hunting for treasure, and envisioning how their future would be when they we
I personally give this 3.5 🌟. I just couldn’t love it for a number of reasons that are my own little quirks so I do encourage anyone else to try it. It’s definitely a good book, fun, adventurous, action packed.

I think that’s what got me though, being a “spy” type novel with a mystery to solve, there was a lot going on other than the romance. There was a lot of internal dialogue from both characters about why they love and hate each other, but when it came down to falling in love, it just kind of
Elley Murray
I love that Lenora Bell's books always draw from some popular/classic books/movies. I saw bits of Indiana Jones meets 007/James Bond in this one, and may I just say LOVING IT. I am not into either of these franchises/fandoms/what-have-you enough to pick up on the subtle nuances she lives to weave into her stories, but I DID catch Miss Mina Penny (Moneypenny) and felt super smart, LOL.

India is a strong, intrepid, powerhouse of a woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to get her hands di
Cheyenne|Tonkin About Books
“Surely a treasure hunt across Paris between sworn rivals will be more thrilling than dangerous.”

Okay okay before we start the technical part of this review I need to gush first. I loved this. Like wholeheartedly loved this from the moment I picked it up. After DNFing two books in a row I needed something good so desperately and this little historical gem came along and rescued me. I will recommend this to anyone and everyone who wants a historical romance with a kick of adventure because I,
Sissy's Romance Book Review
For the Duke's Eyes Only by Lenora Bell is book two in the School for Dukes series. This is the story of Daniel 'Raven' Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood and Lady India 'Indy' Rochester. I have read the previous book, but feel this can be a standalone book.
Raven and Indy were once the best of friends and heading toward marriage but things didn't go that way at all. The present day they hate each other (or at least Indy does) and are enemies of sorts. Raven seeks treasure and no interest in love yet
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
IT WAS FUN . . .

Two former best friends with history, a present, and working on a future. Lady India (Indy) Rochester and Daniel Bonds (Raven), the Duke of Ravenwood were childhood friends something changed everything for them. Watching them go from current rivals to allies back to friends and then lovers was fun. There was a story there. There were ups and downs.

Indy and Raven were not your typical couple or friendship of a true regency history, but what they were were a couple that took on t
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This took me forever, mostly because I kept getting distracted with things. Still, I loved that the heroine, Indy, was an archaeologist. A woman after my own heart! She was strong, brave, and unconventional. And Raven, the hero? Man was he something else. I felt so awful for him and what he went through to protect those he loved. Still, I loved that even though he was broody, he could also be mischievous. As for the plot? It did drag some in the middle, but I never guessed a lot of things. Overa ...more
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Lenora Bell is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances with Avon Books. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing, Lenora has lived and worked on five continents. She currently lives in New Zealand with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers! Sign up for her mailing list to hear about new books, sales, and giveaways ...more

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