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The Duke and The Enchantress

(The Enchantresses #2)

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Some fairy tales begin with the kiss.

​Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needed a wife. After choosing an acceptable bride, he traps himself in a marriage of convenience and must tap his creativity to woo his frigid wife and fuel her passion. Drake battles scandals, duels, and his own carefully crafted reputation to win her heart.

Charlotte Trethow dreamt of a fairy tale ma
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Published March 1st 2019 by Paullett Golden
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Barbara Rogers
Series: The Enchantresses #2
Publication Date: 3/1/19

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick and Charlotte Trethow have married only to find that not only do they not know each other, the other isn’t who they thought they were. She thought he was her knight in shining armor and he thought she was loving and sensual. Those sad discoveries began as soon as the wedding was over. None of it was anything that five minutes of honest communication wouldn’t have fixed – but then – there wouldn’t be a book.

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Vania Nunes
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The story of this book occurs concurrently with the previous book.
While Lizzie struggled with the growing feeling for Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam, Charlotte was visibly courted by Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick.

We met Charlotte unsure of her new role as duchess in the carriage that was taking her to her new home, Lyonn Manor.
Charlotte was the daughter of a prominent man of parliament, but she was also aware
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Maria Dariotis
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Duke and the Enchantress
An Enchantress Novel book 2
by Paullett Golden

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, has chosen a bride, courted and wooed, the delightful Charlotte Trethow is now his bride. She made his heart skip a beat during their courtship and now he’s ready to make her his. Instead he’s witnessing a different side to his bride that has him believing that all she wanted was the title of Duchess! Can he have been mistaken? Her kisses say yes and he knows just how to melt his ICE QUEE
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Cheryl
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. It moved along at a good pace. There were many misunderstandings that a plain talk would have cleared things up. Drake was a complex character, having missed out on love during his lifetime, he was desperate to find it with Charlotte. Charlotte wanted to be the perfect duchess but felt totally lost at first. It was good to read of her growing into her role of duchess but as her own self. They found harmony in their joint love of music and this helped them in their gro ...more
Rosie Amber
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Duke And The Enchantress is book two of The Enchantresses historical romance series.

The book is set during 1790 in Northumberland. The story opens with newlyweds Charlotte and Drake, as they travel home from London.

With only a month of courtship before their hasty marriage, Charlotte is anxious about the future. She realises that the couple know very little about each other, and she is frightened about what she may be expected to undertake in her role as Duchess.

Upon arrival at Drake’s home,
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Tam
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fast-paced, interesting read, that I found I did not want to put down! The story is fresh, original and exciting with characters that are realistic and likable. The story had everything that I crave in a Regency romance.

#TheDukeandTheEnchantress #NetGalley
Kendra
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent overlap and followup to the Earl and the Enchantress. Sweet story, and I loved how supportive she was of him once the truth came out.
Minx
The brief courtship of Drake Mowbrah and Charlotte Trethow was introduced in The Earl and the Enchantress and the storyline from this book, The Duke and the Enchantress, intertwines with that book as well. For which readers of the prequel will be excited to learn the full story of what was took place between Charlotte and Drake that was hinted at in that story. I don’t think there would have been too many readers who had much love for Drake in book one because his intentions were not very romant ...more
Melissa
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful tale of a newly married couple trying to pave their own path to finding love.
After starting out their marriage with so many misunderstandings, will they be able to realize they are both after the same thing? Love.
I very much enjoyed the way Paulett Golden weaves the characters from both The Earl and the Enchantress and The Duke and the Enchantress into two fun and well written stories. It’s like reading a bonus book! The weaving of the two stories so seamlessly goes to show what a
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No Apology Book Reviews
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully complex characters, minor narrative issues

My thanks to Paullett Golden, who asked me to read a free copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review.

SPOILERS!

I didn’t like Charlotte or Drake as they were portrayed in the first book. I thought she was a whiny woe-is-me brat and he was an obnoxious, selfish asshole. I was very curious about this second book, because I didn’t think they could become likable characters, much less a hero and heroine, without personality transplants. But
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Jennifer Perkins
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have the distinct pleasure of reading and reviewing the Duke and the Enchantress before the anticipated March 1, 2019 debut of this stunning historical romance by Paullett Golden. I tried to be as spoiler free as possible since it’s just now coming out!

The novel is everything you could ever want from a story in this genre while also providing surprising and gratifying thematic depth.

Reading The Duke and the Enchantress is seeing the characters from the other side of a mirror. Glimpses into the
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Elaine
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
By author Paullett Golden, The Duke and the Enchantress is an enticing romance tale about two people who got married quickly when attraction and convenience combined, but what about love? Filling in the pieces from the relationship that we saw glimpses of I the first book in the Enchantress series, this book is a charming, funny, and steamy romance tale about two people who didn’t realize just what it was that they were getting themselves into. This is not a typical romance story. We do not deta ...more
Dounia
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Both books- 1 2 - are about infatuated couple who seem to be a major mismatchs until they start to unravel. Yet, the characters/couples in both books are the least to say the opposites.

Book one's main characters depicted an intellectually sure-of-what-she-wants heroine who goes after what she believes in, asserting her individuality and femininity, and a socially scorched hero with a big and genuine enough heart to fall head over heels in love with his lady and fight his demons for her.

Book two'
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Michelle Fritz PA
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely delightful! I loved Charlotte and Drake and how they made their own happily ever after. It wasn't an easy journey for either of them. I almost hurt watching them slip past each other and I loved seeing the pieces come together between them. It was healing the heart of a young man and giving confidence to a stunning woman to rule the roost.

I didn't think it would ever be possible to like Drake! He was so uncouth in the first book and cringy. I'm so glad that we got to meet th
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Kat
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A mismatched pair of newlyweds, a young marriage marred by misunderstanding and miscommunication, a modern sensibility about the theme of self-realization, and a fresh take on romance make the foundation of Golden’s latest Georgian-era romance. After the fairy-tale wedding, Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick and his new bride, Charlotte Trethow realize they are total strangers. While Drake has no clue about his young and immature wife’s needs, having a tyrant of mother-in-law doesn’t help Charlot ...more
Bo0kSLoth
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: g-romance, 2020
In this second book, we get to have a closer look at the relationship of Drake and Charlotte. In the first book, Charlotte came across as vain, naive, simpering, needy, self-centered, shallow, lonely, and willing to marry for a title instead of love. All it seemed to have gotten her was an empty marriage, a cold marriage bed, a stranger for a husband, and a domineering mother-in-law. Drake was no better. He seemed foppish, a dandy, an adulter, crass, crude, lascivious, weak-willed when it came t ...more
Patty
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I found it hard to get into this book. Drake and Charlotte marry without really getting to know each other. Drake is a bit older (33yrs) and has some family history that seems to direct his actions. Charlotte is an 18 year old idealist trying to fill roles as wife and duchess very little support. The wedding night doesn’t go as planned and the cold bossy MIL Catherine is NOT supportive. I liked the personal/musical side of Drake that he hides from others-refreshing to see some of that reflection ...more
Space Cowgirl
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before His Soldier🍆⛲, Lord Nimble, Retires

Book 2. Regency Era ADULT Romance💕
Baaaad Naaaasty libertine, Drake🐺🍆⛲, Duke of Annick, marries👰 Charlotte💃💋, the gorgeous young girl he flirts incessantly with, only to find when he allows his true bad boy self to come out, she gets turned off.

He marries👰 Charlotte💃💋, a commoner, but from wealthy parents, because it will anger his domineering mother, the dowager Duchess👺, and because He cannot come home from London without a bride👰. He is thirty-three
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Martha B.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a difficult time getting through the first 20-25%. In fact, I almost quit this book because I really didn't like either Charlotte or Drake. I am glad that I stuck with the story and the characters because they did get better and I even ended up liking the story. I believe one of the reasons I kept reading was the writing. It was smooth and believable, except for the occasional lapses in the historical accurateness. Even the dialogue moved the plot and the development of Charlotte and Drake ...more
Luz Trevino
The Duke and the Enchantress is the second book in the Enchantress series.
This book reminded me of an old school romance. Where misunderstanding and omissions were the drama that added to the story. I will say that I really liked it. Recently HR books seem to follow the same storyline, but this one was felt different. This story had a hero, Drake, that was not perfect all. There were times when I wanted to smack him in the head because he seemed oblivious to what his wife, Charlotte was going th
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SH
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drake, the Duke of Annick believes he has found the perfect woman to be his duchess. Charlotte Trethow believes she has found the perfect man to be a husband. However, the reality of marriage soon comes crashing down on them both, and they must struggle to find a commonality if their marriage is to have a chance.
I was very curious after reading the first book in the series as to the romance between Charlotte and Drake and so hoped that the next book in the series would tell their story. This bo
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Lin
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
The Duke and The Enchantress it´s the second book of the Enchantress series. It can be read as a stand-alone, though I suggest reading the 1st. And tells the story of Charlotte and Drake. They met in London and are already married. We see this in book one of the series. This one focuses on how they face this new stage in their lives, especially Charlotte, who has to learn to be a duchess.
I was very excited to read this book and to get to know Charlotte and Drake a bit deeper. It was quite light
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Michelle
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series. Although it has characters from the first book this can be read as a stand alone story.
This story is about Charlotte and Drake, who we first met in The Earl and The Enchantress, but you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one. This story starts just after their wedding. After a quick courtship and marriage Charlotte finds herself in her new home. She is realising that she may have been more interested in the title than the real marriage a
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Lori D
July 1790
"Miss Charlotte Trethow married the Duke of Annick, and all her dreams came true." Not! yes Charlotte had no idea what to really expect from marriage, she was young and all she had considered was the wedding and being married to a handsome duke. But had no idea what really would happen or how to move forward. "She was a duchess for crying in a chamber pot!" What to do? Then she meets her mother in law!
Their story began in the first book in this series when we meet Charlotte and Drake. H
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Debra Martin
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needs a wife and fast before his overbearing mother chooses one for him. He becomes infatuated with Charlotte Trethow and they marry within the month. Both go into the marriage with unrealistic expectations and misunderstandings and miscommunications abound. Throw into the mix the cold and cruel Dowager Duchess of Annick and Charlotte's first month in her new home is a nightmare. Can these two find a way back to each and be their true selves?

I was looking forwa
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Brenda
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some fairy tales begin with the kiss.


This is the love story of Charlotte and Drake as they turn a marriage of convenience into a fairy tale romance.

Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needed a wife. After choosing an acceptable bride, he traps himself in a marriage of convenience and must tap his creativity to woo his frigid wife and fuel her passion. Drake battles scandals, duels, and his own carefully crafted reputation to win her heart.

Charlotte Trethow dreamt of a fairy tale marriage to the p
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Mary
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is interesting story with a fascinating storyline. Drake is an oblivious, cocky and weak man who falsely plays a rake. and refuses to stand up to his mother. Charlotte is a naive, vulnerable yet strong young woman. On the way his home after marrying Drake, Charlotte thinks that she made a huge mistake, the sweet. funny and charming man she married becomes a crude, condescending man. Drake thinks he's made a mistake because the warm, happy girl he married has turned into a cold prude. Things ...more
Margaret Watkins
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Marry in haste, repent at leisure is often bandied about. However, it would seem that marriage between the Duke of Annick and Miss Trethow is summed up in these words. Although the plot of this story is good, the characters left a lot to be desired. The Dower Duchess of Annick had so beaten her son down that he was unable to protect his wife from his mother’s vitriol. Fortunately, Charlotte does find a way to support her husband, but with disastrous consequences. However, it is enough to give Dr ...more
Anita Fuhrmann
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book that is able to portray the insecurities of a very young bride who marries a man almost twice her age and how she is able to grow and come into her own while being subjected to a disapproving mother-in-law and a new husband who for a proclaimed rake is not showing an awful lot of finesse or tact both in and out of the bed-chamber. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about Charlotte and Drake and in spite of the disastrous beginning to their marriage, they were able to reconnec ...more
Ravin Maurice
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I was surprised that I enjoyed it that much more than the first, but it is quite exceptional.
The Duke and The Enchantress is the love story of Charlotte and Drake, who we first met in The Earl and The Enchantress. But you do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one.
The story begins just after their wedding. With a quick courtship they are still learning things about each other, and as the story progresses we learn about them as they learn about each
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