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The Infamous Duke

(Staunton Sisters #2)

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The infamous Duke of Wadebridge always gets what he wants—even if he must play the scoundrel to get it. When His Grace meets the beautiful, genteel Cassandra Staunton at a garden party, nothing will stop him from pursuing her.

He returns to Longstone village intending to court her, but Cassandra is unswayed by his attentions and most certainly not interested in becoming his
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Published December 5th 2019 by Fifty Forty Productions
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Elodie
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Infamous Duke
Staunton Sisters Series #2
Allyson Jeleyne
https://www.facebook.com/AllysonJeleyne/
Release date 12/05/2019
Publisher Fifty Forty Productions

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The infamous Duke of Wadebridge always gets what he wants—even if he must play the scoundrel to get it. When His Grace meets the beautiful, genteel Cassandra Staunton at a garden party, nothing will stop him from pursuing her.

He returns to Longstone village intending to court her, but Cassandra is unswayed by his attentions and most cer
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Susie
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Susie by: Booksprout

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*I received a free digital ARC via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.*

Great sequel!

Of course, we know from the beginning how this has to turn out – it is a HEA in planning! And we’ve already met both Wade and Cassie in the previous book, and this book starts with repeating the garden party, but from their POVs.

There is an almost instant attraction that goes on here, but Wade starts as the pursuer, with Cassie being convinced. Although, due to her delicate health and having
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I had mixed feeling about The Infamous Duke!!

Cassandra is the second of the Staunton Sisters. She is the most beautiful and considered the most beautiful women in England. My problem with this is the author constantly tells the reader how beautiful she is. Even Cassandra is constantly saying men want to marry her because she is so beautiful.

The one thing I really liked about the story was the struggle Cassandra had with Female Trouble/Dysmenorrhea. Heavy bleeding and Extreme mensural craps. Th
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Lori D
"Seven days felt like an eternity when she had been waiting twenty-three years for her life to began." Such were the musings of Cassandra Stauton, awaiting the party her and her younger sister were invited to at Caswell Hall, home of Lord Althorn, where her older sister Octavia had taken a position as a governess.
As Cassandra meets one of the guest, Wade, the Duke of Wadebridge, it seems they get along really well and he is charmed by her. A country miss without all the airs of the tarnished Ton
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Agnes
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed it, however, I missed some conclusion. Did they actually manage to have children (or attempted to make them)? The heroine's condition doesn't in fact prevents from either. It feels a bit unfinished. ...more
Tina
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, historical, free
Enjoyable read...and I like that the sister's stories are entertained and continue from book to book. On to the last installment! ...more
Jamie Jack
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-2020, regency
Wonderful Characters, Though Plot Lacks

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series, In the Viscount’s Arms, and with the brief glimpses we saw of Cassandra and Wade in that book, I was very curious to see what their story might be.

I enjoyed this book is so much, even though it had some flaws. What I enjoyed most was simply the characters. Both the hero and heroine are very well drawn. While each could be seen as privileged in their own way, both have also suffered for it.

Cassandra is the
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Ingrid Vermeulen-Quakernaat
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found this story of Cassandra and Wade so full of love.
Wade, a duke, is known for his outrageous behavior. Does not do what society expects and goes its own way.
Cassandra is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen and he is instantly in love with her. Because of her beauty, Cassandra has already had several marriage proposals but has never accepted one. She is more than a beautiful sight and no man looks beyond that. But Wade sees her for who she is and Cassandra falls for him. But she canno
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Anonymous 5
Jan 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
This is the second book in the Staunton Sisters series. I read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed it and once again Ms. Jeleyne did not disappoint! This is such a heartfelt and emotional story that it really pulls at your heartstrings. The characters are well-developed and the storyline is engaging and well-written. Cassandra and Wade both have their insecurities about why they should be alone. How this story progresses and how they both find their way to each other and love is truly a beauti ...more
Jayne Butcher
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the second book in the trilogy, we get to witness two hurt and lonely people learn about trust and love. It is well written and heartwarming.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather W
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Infamous Duke is the second book in the Staunton Sisters series and is a wonderful Regency romance.

This story has well-developed characters that are attracted to each other but each has personal demons to overcome. The storyline is well written and enchanting, with a man who feels that no one could love him so he shuts everyone out, a woman who feels that she cannot become a wife and mother, and a chance for love between them, if only they allow themselves the chance.

I am looking forward to
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sherri jones-teachout
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was so beautiful it made me cry. Cassandra never thought she would have a husband or a home of her own. Because of her female problems she always thought she would die a spinster. But when visiting her sister she meets Wade, the Duke of Wadebridge, someone who has had a lonely upbringing and no family. He sees first Cassandra’s beauty but loves the kind, sweet, thoughtful person she is and he is longing to have a family of his own and someone to truly love and care for him. But she ha ...more
Sheila
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second book in the series involving Cassandra and Wade. They met in the first book and Wade has pursued her but she is not interested as she has some medical issues that would make her unable to have a intimate relationship or have children so she is resigned to be a spinster. Wade does not give up easily and he is set on having Cassandra as his duchess. Will Wade be able to convince her that they belong together or matter what?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
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Anita Fuhrmann
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two lonely souls cry out for each other! Will they listen or will they become ships passing in the night, never discovering the deep abiding love they have both been subconsciously searching for, for so long?? As in Book 1, the romance was allowed to develop on a more subdued level, although Wade does not do a very good job at reading the thought-process and emotions of Cassandra and almost ends up ruining his chances with her!
While a different trope from that seen in Book 1, we still get the wo
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Barbara
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the Staunton Sisters series a well written story with a great storyline and the story flowed smoothly across the pages, This is Cassandra Staunton and the infamous Duke of Wadebridge, Wade's story they meet at Caswell Hall, Simon and Octavia have invited them as Wade is Simon's friend. They will have somethings to get through. I want to read Honoria's story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Sandy
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The weak one becomes the strong one!
This book features Cassandra Octavia’s sister. Wade has decided that he wants her. Now, this puts them at odds with each other but the twists are a-coming. This is a rather complex tale but like book one, it is well-written and with outstanding characters. Everyone sees Cassandra as weak yet as the book moves you will gain another vision of Cassandra. Good story!! I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it
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Allyson Jeleyne is a writer of bold, passionate historical romance featuring kind heroes, complex heroines, and steamy love. Her characters are adventurers, homemakers, prostitutes, peeresses, and, most importantly, survivors.

She earned an interdisciplinary studies degree in Creative Writing and Journalism while also studying British history & literature in her spare time. When not writing, she en
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