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Graham: The Broken Duke: An Illustrated Romance

(The 1797 Club #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  932 ratings  ·  112 reviews
A Special Illustrated Edition of The Broken Duke by 10 time USA Today Bestselling Author Jess Michaels

This beautiful special edition of The Broken Duke (1797 Club 3) includes gorgeous photographs by Jenn LeBlanc in every chapter. The text hasn’t changed, but the images will enhance the reader experience.

Adelaide Longford is London’s most overlooked bluestocking wallflo
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by The Passionate Pen LLC (first published September 12th 2017)
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Broken Duke' by Jess Michaels is book Three in "The 1797 Club" series. This is the story of Adelaide Longford and Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield. I have read the other books in this series but feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Adelaide is a Wallflower daughter of the former Earl of Longford and with does have a reputation to protect but with the Wallflower status makes it that not one really notices her. So Adelaide is allowed to pretend to be Lydia Ford and actress.
Graham was
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
By day, and sometimes by night, Adelaide is a society wallflower. She wears glasses and prim clothing and her hair is plainly styled and no one wants to dance with her. But on some nights, she’s Lydia the famous London actress, with no glasses and men want to do her.
One such man is Duke Graham. He is god-like in his beauty and sad because the fiancée he didn’t love went and married his best friend. His best friend is also a duke, because in this costume smut romance, every girl gets a duke! This
Maggie Whitworth
Be still my Heart , Graham Everly Duke Of Northfield is back and needing more hugs than ever before.
Lady Adelaide the Lonely wallflower has an alter ego , Lydia a brilliant actress, but no one knows that she lives two lives , not even her closest friends.
Can these two broken people find closure and peace and love in each other’s arms , and can Graham ever forgive Simon and Meg .
Your in for a real treat with this book x
Barbara Rogers
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Series: The 1797 Club #3
Publication Date: 9/12/17

Jess Michaels has done it again! This is an awesome series, but you can read this book as a stand-alone if you want to. I just can’t imagine why you’d want to.

Our heroine is a dual personality – well – sort of. By day, and most evenings, she is Lady Adelaide Longford, daughter of a deceased Earl. Three nights a week, she is Lydia, the toast of the theater. Adelaide’s home life leaves a lot to be desired, so she sneaks out to become her alter ego.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Broken beyond repair?

I keep being amazed by the way an author can meld the stories of a series so that they bounce off each other without a fault.
I must admit that The 1797 Club series is somewhat like a regency Days of our Lives only raunchier.
In this novel the background of lifetime friends falling out, and the resolution of that via the women they love, together with the realization of what love brings, is a fitting resolution for this Duke's progress towards a healthier future.
Lady Adelaide
Tracy Emro
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is phenomenal - there is so much emotion written into these books, that you can't help but to be sucked in and become invested in the characters.

This is the story of Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield and Lady Adelaide aka Lydia Ford. If you have been following the series, you know that Graham was jilted in the previous book and that Lady Adelaide is dear friends with Emma, Duchess of Abernathe.

In the two months since Graham was jilted and lost his best friend in the process, he has b
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, historical, romance
Gw blm baca buku 2 nya Simon sama mantan tunangannya Graham aka adeknya hero buku 1 ahahahha, ini random baca pas mood gw lagi jelek banget buat baca novel.. tp taunya seru, ntar gw baca buku 2 nya deh, bkn karena jelek ya gw longkap XD

Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield (view spoiler)
Rose Blue
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

THE BROKEN DUKE is Book 3 of the 1797 Club series, which is about a group of close friends who are all dukes or heirs to dukedoms. In previous books, we learned that James, Simon, and Graham, (three club members) were as close as brothers. In an effort to protect his sister, Margaret, in the event of his death, James arranged an engagement between her and Graham. The problem is, Margaret and Simon have been in love forever, while Gra
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I thoroughly enjoy the friendship, romance and the emotions this book brings about. Graham has been broken and hurt by his friend's betrayal. He has separated himself from his friends and is isolated only with his anger as company. Then there is Adelaide, wallflower by day then Lydia, actress by night. This double life Adelaide lives wasn't created for fun but to escape the pain of her life. Graham and Adelaide really understand each other even if they believe they are so different. I love how t ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Could this book bring more to the table than the original issue? I rated the unillustrated book very high the first time I read it and I feel that reading this story again brought out so many more emotions, maybe it was because of the illustrations which were wonderfully placed in the story and really lead to a feel of being with these characters. I do not know but it is a great story of redemption and friendship and love.

A complimentary copy was provided by the author through NetGalley.
Isha Coleman
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Michaels prides herself on appealing to the senses. She seduces with words, stirs up the heart and intrigues with captivating mysteries. Each story is unique and her style is ever evolving. With Graham: The Broken Duke, she gives readers a chance to revisit her unforgettable characters in a whole new way. Graham and Adelaide are back, but this time around they have become a feast for more than the emotions. Ms. Michaels finally puts an image with the mental picture. Same great story with a littl ...more
Rose Blue
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

I have previously read and enjoyed THE BROKEN DUKE, and my original review of the book is shown below. Author Jess Michaels, along with Jenn LeBlanc, decided to reissue the book, this time as an illustrated version. When I’m reading, I picture the characters in my mind, and I particularly love it when an author posts pics of what she imagines her characters to look like. This made me especially eager to view an illustrated romance, and this s
I love it when I find a new to me author that has a big backlist of books to devour. :) I’ve followed this author on twitter for long time, and have no idea what too me so long to read one of her books.

This had just the right amount of heat, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the 1797 books. :)
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* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

What’s it About? Wallflower Adelaide Longford craves the thrill and excitement that only the stage can bring her so by day she is just another dull society lady but at night
Cathy Geha
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Graham: The Broken Duke by by Jess Michaels
An Illustrated Romance with photos by Jenn LeBlanc
The 1797 Club #3

This series grabbed me from book one and kept me interested throughout. Seeing this book come up on NetGalley had me hoping for a copy immediately because this is the only book I managed not to find a copy of. So, when I an illustrated copy was listed for review purposes I clicked the button and then hoped and prayed for a copy to be bequeathed to me.

Graham is one of the 1797 Club – a gr
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady Adelaide Longford lives her life as an overlooked wallflower with her overbearing spinster aunt. Her lack of notoriety is fine by her since it enables her to live a double life, sneaking out to exercise her alter-ego as popular actress Lydia Ford. She lives for the thrill of performing and the excitement of the crowd, but everything changes when Graham Everly, the Duke of Northfield enters her life.

Graham has been broken and humiliated by the loss of his longtime fiance to his best friend.
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

Ms. Michaels' continues her 1797 club series with the next duke to encounter love. I have read the first two novels and Ms. Michaels' continues to keep me entertained with her writing. I look forward to the next novel in the series. I read the second novel in the series, so I understood the background for the Duke of Northfield. It is not necessary, but to understand some of the plot in this novel, you should read "Her Favorit
Sheila Melo
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Do not mistake me, Mrs. Ford, I absolutely came back here to seduce you."

FINAL DECISION: I enjoyed this story of a man who is angry and grief stricken after the betrayal of his friends, but soon finds a woman (or two women) who make him happy for the betrayal.

THE STORY: Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield has been adrift since one of his best friends stole Graham's fiancee. Graham's relationship with the 1797 Club members have been strained; Graham didn't love his fiancee, but he feels betrayed b
Supriya Saran
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Graham and Adelaide are brought to life, in this illustrated version of The Broken Duke, a part of the 1797 Club series by Jess Michaels. Enough cannot be said/written about that series and a lot WAS written and loved about it … Graham being one of the favourites of the author herself. But then, each of those 10 Dukes brought something of themselves to each book, thus making the series quite memorable for historical romance readers.

So it was with great excitement that one waited for this illustr
Lori Meehan
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Wallflower meets broken Duke, secret identity and the conflict of attraction to two very different women. Fun with a off the charts chemistry, a touch of suspense and twists and turns I didn't see coming.
Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield has been lost and wondering London for months since the scandal of losing his fiancee to his best friend. Coerced by his friends to get out and about he goes to the theater to see the actress that's the talk of London. For the first time in months possible
Lori D
London at the Theatre: Graham leaned in to his friend Ewan and whispered,"Who is she?" Ewan answered in a note "Lydia Ford. She's the toast of the London Theatre at present. The reason why everyone wants to see this play." "Lydia," Graham repeated. "Beautiful," he whispered.. paraphrased and the moment Graham saw the actress on the stage.
But all is not as it appears, as "Lydia" is also Lady Adelaide, a bluestocking wallflower in her everyday life until she transforms on the stage! What Graham do
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This is the romance of Graham, Duke of Northfield and Lady Adelaide. Lady Adelaide is a wallflower, but secretly, she is also Lydia Ford, a popular actress. Graham has met Lady Adelaide before, but she doesn’t make an impression on him until he sees her perform on the stage.

This is a story of redemption and friendship, and as usual, we get Ms. Michaels’ well-rounded characters. They’re people I’d love to meet. We get glimpses of characters from earlier books in the series, and while this book st
Isha Coleman
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The appeal of a Jess Michaels novel lies in the presentation. Beneath the scandalous lust, the intriguing adventures and the danger that follows in the wake of the main characters, lies a beautifully written work of art. The Broken Duke thrives on staying one step ahead of the readers. Adelaide is a temptress in hiding. A woman caught between two worlds, longing to be noticed and willing to risk all for that chance of notoriety. Her quest brings her to the attention of the one man who could topp ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley.This book was ok, a little unrealistic. We meet Grahm who meet the actress Lydia Ford, and attracted to her. Graham did not realize that the wallflower Lady Adelaide Longford, who he previously overlooked is one and the same. So you are telling me that because she was wearing glasses and a different hairstyle you did not recognize her? yeah I didn't get that. Also, Adelaide, needed to get some spine and ignore her Aunt she was a grown woman. Never ...more
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
YOWZA - Graham and Adelaide are really hot together.

I thoroughly enjoyed this quick, sexy, sweet HR. Jess Michaels writes a great steamy historical. But at the same time her characters suck you in to loving them. I am so glad that Graham is finally getting the love he deserves.

I loved Adelaide's character(s). What an unexpected twist at the end of the story. I honestly didn't see that coming.
**This review contains spoilers**

When the previous book ended, I was intrigued by Graham, Duke of Northfield, who'd rode off in a fit of fury after breaking his engagement to Meg, his best friends sister, after she was found in a compromising position with his other best friend, Simon.

This story picks up with Graham still licking his wounds. His friends Ewan and Matthew, (who will clearly be featuring in upcoming novels in this series) convince him accompany them to the theater where Graham in
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series! Graham is trying to get over the pain of being betrayed by one of his best friends and his fiancé. Adelaide is a wallflower but so much more. The story is fast-paced and the chemistry is steamy. I was hooked from beginning to end!
Loving This Series!!!
I liked this one. You do have to suspend belief in some places with this one. I didn’t have as hard of a time with Graham not recognizing Lydia as Adelaide as some of the other readers.
I know the amount of makeup they actors wear on the stage and it is crazy what an air of confidence will do for a person. If I had been the author I maybe would have had her wear a wig as Lydia just to give it more credibility. My biggest issue was with her sneaking out of her home 3 nights a
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graham is the brooding kind of hero whom I usually dislike, and Adelaide was not believable in her double life, but that said, I enjoyed this book a lot and, as usual, Jess Michaels has a way with words and I love her novels!

Graham non mi era stato molto simpatico nel libro precedente e di solito i "maschi sofferenti" non mi stanno molto simpatici, inoltre Adelaide nella sua doppia vita non era molto credibile, per questo mi sono stupita io per prima di quanto mi sia piaciuto questo libro, anche
Shell Cunliffe
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Adelaide Longford is London’s most overlooked bluestocking wallflower and that is fine by her. Being ignored gives her the perfect opportunity to sneak out and secretly take on the persona of the most celebrated actress of the day, Lydia Ford. The thrill of walking the boards and hearing the applause of those who watch her is the most exciting experience of her life.

Until Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield comes into her life. He is broken after the humiliating loss of his longtime fiancé t
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USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a be ...more

Other books in the series

The 1797 Club (10 books)
  • The Daring Duke (The 1797 Club, #1)
  • Her Favorite Duke (The 1797 Club, #2)
  • The Silent Duke (The 1797 Club, #4)
  • The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club, #5)
  • The Undercover Duke (The 1797 Club, #6)
  • The Duke of Hearts (The 1797 Club #7)
  • The Duke Who Lied (The 1797 Club #8)
  • The Duke of Desire (The 1797 Club, #9)
  • The Last Duke (The 1797 Club #10)
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